The Telegraph
Sunday , April 6 , 2014
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Triangular contest in Dhubri

Dhubri, April 5: The battle of the ballot in Dhubri Lok Sabha seat is a matter of perspective. The BJP is gearing up for a triangular fight, the Congress for a direct fight with the AIUDF, which, in turn, feels that there is no fight as its victory with a huge margin is ensured.

BJP candidate Debamoy Sanyal said there would be a triangular contest among the BJP, the Congress and the AIUDF but the ultimate fight would be with AIUDF candidate Badruddin Ajmal.

Congress candidate Wazed Ali Choudhury said it would be a direct fight between him and Ajmal. He said his main arsenal in this battle was Ajmal’s failure as an MP.

The AIUDF camp, however, is confident of winning the battle. It sees no obstacle in the crowning of its candidate. “There is no fight with any candidate in the fray. Ajmal will win by a huge margin of votes. His nearest rival will be a distant second,” said the party’s Dhubri legislator Jahan Uddin.

Eighteen candidates have so far filed nominations from Dhubri, where polling will be held on April 24. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on April 7 and the last date of withdrawal is April 9.