Cong a diminishing force in Assam with no bailout in sight | India News

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GUWAHATI: Just 10 years ago, it was almost impossible for any hardcore BJP supporter to think of Assam as a saffron party-dominated state. In the 2011 Assembly election, Congress was riding high with 78 seats in the 126-member assembly while the BJP was languishing at single digit with only five seats in their bag.
However, today, the map of Assam politics has changed drastically. The popularity of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has forced Congress to fight for retaining its existence in the state, which seems to be quite a tough task for the grand old party in the current scenario.
After the debacle in last year’s election, even after forging an alliance with the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the Congress party seems to be continuously losing its ground in Assam.
The first blow to the Congress came when Sushmita Dev, former All India Mahila Congress president and…

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