Head start for the Congress

Print edition : April 18, 2014

Rahul Gandhi, Congress vice-president, on the campaign trail at Nagaon in Assam on February 26. Photo: UTPAL BARUAH/REUTERS

Badruddin Ajmal, president of the AIUDF. He is perceived as being soft on the Congress this time. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta releasing the AGP's manifesto in Guwahati on March 14. Photo: ritu raj konwar

In Assam, the failure of the BJP and the AGP to form an alliance and the AIUDF’s “soft approach” are likely to work to the Congress’ benefit. In the rest of the region, too, the Congress appears better prepared.
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