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Assam politics: Left claws back to assembly

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, May 12: The left is back in Asom politics. After a complete rout in previous election, the Left clawed back to Asom politics, filling up a void, the state so desperately wanted.

This time CPI(M) won two seats followed by CPI one, giving a combined strength to three in the 126-member assembly.

The absence of Left voices in the last assembly felt repeatedly for lack of rational analysis of complex problem of the state.

The win of two communist veteran politicians former MP Uddhab Burman of CPI(M) and Dhrupad Buragohain of CPI is likely to give a new thrust of assembly debates. Another communist leader Ananta Deka is the giant killer as he defeated the Chief Ministerial aspirant and state Congress president Bhubaneshwar Kalita at Rangiya. Notably all of them will be entering the Asom Assembly for the first time.

With impeccable educational background and proven track records, the three Left MLAs are the bright light of the next assembly amidst a generally mediocre set of new MLAs.

In fact the left vote share has also marginally improved from the last but this could be more for strategic alliance with the AGP.


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