The AIUDF candidates of the Assam Assembly elections, who were sent to Rajasthan by the party, returned to the state on Friday.
The party sent their candidates to Rajasthan last week reportedly fearing the poaching of their candidates after the counting of votes for the Assembly election on May 2.
Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF is an ally of the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ (grand alliance) in Assam.
AIUDF leaders told the media in Guwahati that they had gone to Rajasthan for a vacation after hectic electioneering.
“In Rajasthan, we offered prayers at the Ajmer Sharif and had a discussion with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the political situation in the state and elsewhere,” an AIUDF candidate said.
Another AIUDF nominee, Aminul Islam, said, “The BJP might try to indulge in horse-trading after the declaration of results, something which the saffron party had done in several states, including Meghalaya, Manipur and Goa.”
Another partner in the Mahajot, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), has reportedly shifted its candidates from Assam to an undisclosed country foreseeing poaching by the BJP.
Different media reports in Guwahati said that the BPF candidates, along with 16 elected members of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC), have gone to Bhutan or Singapore.
The three-phase elections to elect the 126-member Assam assembly were held on March 27, April 1 and April 6. The results would be declared on May 2.