All India United Democratic Front
|All India United Democratic Front
সৰ্ব ভাৰতীয় সংযুক্ত গণতান্ত্ৰীক মৰ্চা
|Headquarters||No.3 Friends Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038|
|ECI Status||State Party|
|Seats in Lok Sabha|
|Seats in the Legislative Assembly|
|Politics of India
The All India United Democratic Front (also known as AIUDF and Sarva Bharatiya Sanyukt Ganatantric Morcha) is a state political party originating from the Indian state of Assam, India. The leader of the party is Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Al-Qasmi, a member of the Parliament. Their headquarters is located in Guwahati. Ajmal, who established the party on 2 October 2005, consolidated its position in Indian politics especially in Assam. Later, he relaunched the party in other states of India through a press meet in New Delhi on 2nd Feb 2009. It was formerly known as Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF).
The AIUDF is the principal opposition party in Assam.
Rise of AIUDF
The Indian National Congress government at the centre appointed Sachar Committee and its report has focused the attention of the community to the issues of socio-economic backwardness and unity with the backward section of the society. It is a formidable challenge to the secular-democratic section of the community to stay focused on issues of social justice and equality. The Sachar Committee report has the revolutionized whole concept of the policy making towards Muslims. Since the report saw the light of the day, the government has launched several fresh schemes which are gradually benefiting the backward Muslims.
Against such backdrop, the Ajmal-lead AIUDF had managed to win 18 seats in the 2011 Legislative Assembly election.  which resulted the party to become more zealous as self styled guardians of Assamese people in general and Muslims in particular.
Flag and Symbol
The flag of the party is composed of tri-colored horizontal stripes of green, white and black with a symbol of an indigenous Indian lock & key in the center. The indigenous Indian lock & key is also their election symbol.
|Year||Election||Seats won||Change of Seats||Vote%||Change of Vote%|
|2009||15th Lok Sabha||1|
|2014||16th Lok Sabha||3||-||-|
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