All India United Democratic Front

The All India United Democratic Front (also known as AIUDF and Sarva Bharatiya Sanyukt Ganatantric Morcha) is a political party active in the Indian state of Assam.[2] The party made a great impact in political scenario of Assam.

All India United Democratic Front
AbbreviationAIUDF
LeaderBadruddin Ajmal
General SecretaryAdv. Aminul Islam
Founded2 October 2005 (15 years ago) (2005-10-02)
HeadquartersNo.3 Friends Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038
ECI StatusState Party[1]
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2019–2021)
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Assam Legislative Assembly
16 / 126
Election symbol
Indian Election Symbol Lock And Key.svg
Website
www.aiudf.org

The party was founded by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal on 3 October 2005 and at that time, its name was Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF). It was relaunched as a national party under its current name at a press meet in New Delhi on 2 February 2009, again with the Badruddin Ajmal as the party's leader. The party is headquartered in Guwahati.[3][4]

The AIUDF has become the principal opposition party in Assam. It won 18 of 126 seats in the 2011 Legislative Assembly election[5] and in 2016 it won 13 of 126 seats. In 2021 Assam Assembly Election, Congress and AIUDF formed grand alliance along with BPF and communist parties. The alliance fought against BJP led NDA. AIUDF increase its tally and win 16 of 126 seats in the 2021 Legislative assembly election of Assam with a best strike rate of 80% .[6] However its alliance Mahajhot couldn't get majority enough to form government.

Election historyEdit

Year Election Seats won Change of Seats Vote% Change of Vote%
2006 12th Assembly (Assam)
10 / 126
 –
2009 15th Lok Sabha
1 / 14
 – 16.3%
2011 13th Assembly (Assam)
18 / 126
  8 13%
2014 16th Lok Sabha
3 / 14
  2 14.8%   2.5%
2016 14th Assembly (Assam)
13 / 126
  5 13%  
2019 17th Lok Sabha
1 / 14
  2 7.8%   7%
2021 15th Assembly (Assam)
16 / 126
  3 9.3%   4.3%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Identity politics in India's north-east". The Economist. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  3. ^ Third front likely in State for LS polls
  4. ^ Minority party trying to stitch up third front in Assam
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/may/05/assam-elections-at-80-aiudf-had-the-best-strike-rate-2298817.html". External link in |title= (help)

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