The Congress has taken the lead to oust all communal forces in the best interest of the state and the nation, APCC president Ripun Bora said.
The Congress appealed to newly-floated regional parties Asom Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal to join the grand alliance.
During his day-long trip, Modi will address a rally in Upper Assam’s Sivasagar on January 23. Shah will arrive the next day.
The commission would reach Guwahati on Monday evening and leave for Kolkata on January 20 evening according to the programme decided last week, official sources said.
It is usual for the Commission to visit poll-bound states before announcing the schedule of Assembly elections.
Incidentally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi too had launched the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign in Assam from Silchar. The BJP said it would remain grateful to the city’s residents.
Any decision on alliance with AIUDF, Left parties or any other party will be made following consultations with our party workers, Congress general secretary in-charge of Assam, Jitendra Singh, said.
20,000 cattle rescued, 1,513 smugglers held, 1,100 cases filed: Assam BJP gives ‘Gaumata’ report card
The report card came days after the BJP-led government passed a Bill in the Assembly to convert the over 700 state-run madrasas into general schools.
The BJP-UPPL alliance will be in 12 constituencies falling under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). They had come together, along with the Gana Shakti Party, to grab power in the BTC last month.
Shah to visit Assam on December 26, several Opposition MLAs likely to join BJP ahead of 2021 Assembly polls
During the visit, Shah is scheduled to hold a meeting with party leaders and review the election preparation of the forthcoming Assembly polls.
The names of at least three Congress MLAs are doing the rounds. One is that of Ajanta Neog, who is a former minister. She met Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday.
Within the government, the stubborn demand of the farmers for repealing the laws, coupled with the threat to choke Delhi by blocking the highways, is being seen as an outright blackmail.
BJP stalwart Himanta Biswa Sarma said his party's alliance with the BPF was for a period of five years and it would not be renewed following expiry.
AIUDF chief and Lok Sabha member, Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, said he was 100% confident about the truck.
State minister Himanta Biswa Sarma slammed the people believing in the “culture and civilisation” of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF which carries the “Bangladeshi” party tag.