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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