The 22 candidates of the opposition alliance have been brought to Jaipur and are kept in a hotel. There is a fear in the opposition camp that the BJP may sabotage the MLAs after the election results on 2nd May. Therefore, to overcome any such possibility, they have already been delivered to the Congress-ruled state.
The opposition alliance formed under the leadership of the Congress in Assam is known as Mahajot. Those who have been shifted to Jaipur include Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s AIDUF, Bodoland People’s Front and Left parties candidates.
In the Congress-ruled state, all of them are housed in the same resort in the capital where all the MLAs were kept during the party’s internal crisis in July last year.
Votes have been cast in three phases for the assembly elections in Assam. On May 2, the results of the election will also be held along with West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry.
The BJP won the 2016 assembly elections for the first time after which the BJP formed a government under the leadership of Sarbananda Sonowal.