ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Assam: New Equations and Uneasy Alliances

With the Congress returning to power at the head of a coalition government, political equations will take a new turn in Assam. To retain its minority support base, the Congress will have to reach out to the Assam United Democratic Front, as well as find ways to assuage the increased ambitions of diverse organisations such as the Bodo Progressive People's Front, claiming to represent the interests of narrow identity groups. Concomitantly, the question of who "truly" represents the 'Asomiya' - groups such as the ULFA, the AGP or even the BJP - will continue to simmer and influence the course of politics in the state.

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