Cong, allies hold edge in minority-heavy lower Assam
The New Indian Express Chennai|April 06, 2021
THE Congress-led grand alliance appears to have an edge over the BJP-led ruling alliance in the 40 constituencies where the third and final phase of Assam elections will be held on Tuesday.
PRASANTA MAZUMDAR

These seats are spread across lower Assam. In the 2016 elections in these seats, BJP and Congress had won 11 each. Bengali-speaking Muslims, considered to be the vote bank of Congress and the minority-based AIUDF, are large majorities in several of these seats.

Congress heads the 10-party grand alliance, which also has AIUDF and BPF as components. In 2016, they did not have an alliance among them. BPF was a BJP ally then.

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