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Congress confident of forming next govt in Asom : Digvijay

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New Delhi, May 6 (UNI) The Congress today expressed full confidence of power in Asom despite division in its minority voteshare due to emergence of some newly floated outfits like the United Democratic Front (UDF).

Exuding confidence that the party will come back to power in the state, party incharge for Asom Digvijay Singh told newspersons though there might be some ''shortfall'' but it would pose no problem in government formation.

He said the party has identified two ''untouchables'' -- Assom Gana Parishad (AGP) led by Brindaban Goswami and the BJP--adding the Congress is ready to forge a post-poll alliance with rest of the parties in the state.

Responding to a volley of questions, the former Madhya Pradesh chief minister said it is the prerogative of the Congress President to decide on the alliance partners and the chief ministerial candidate.

''Ajit Jogi was made the chief minister of Chhattisgarh, when he was enjoying support of only two of the party's 47 MLAs,'' Mr Singh added.

Replying to a query on the ''lobbying'' by some party candidates for the post of Chief Minister, the senior Congress leader said, ''The high command is extremely unhappy with these developments.'' Denying any possibility of a disciplinary action, he said, ''Any disiplinary action could not be taken as it falls under the democratic rights of an individual.'' UNI BKS SY RN1848

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