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minister of Assam, just five days before the Lok Sabha and assembly polls in the state, was a setback for the Congress. But it also created a flutter in the opposition camp which, feared that Saikia's death may generate a sympathy wave in favour of the Congress. But since Saikia died a natural death and not that of a martyr at the hands of one of the outlawed outfits, there is not likely to be any swing of votes away from the opposition.

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