All India United Democratic Front

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All India United Democratic Front
Leader Badruddin Ajmal
Founded October 2, 2005
Headquarters No.3 Friends Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038
Political position Centre-right
ECI Status State Party[1]
Seats in Lok Sabha
3 / 545
[2](currently 537 members + 1 Speaker)
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Assam Legislative Assembly
13 / 126
(Assam)
Election symbol
Lock And Key
Website
www.aiudf.org

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. It is the champion of Muslims in Assam.[3]

The party was founded by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal in 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 2nd Feb 2009, again with the same Badruddin Ajmal as the sole magnate. The party's headquarter is in Guwahati.[4][5]

The AIUDF has become the principal opposition party in Assam, thanks to the fact that it champions the cause of Muslims in Assam, most of whom are illegal immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. It won 18 of 126 seats in the 2011 Legislative Assembly election. [6]

Election history[edit]

Year Election Seats won Change of Seats Vote% Change of Vote%
2009 15th Lok Sabha 1
2011 13th Assembly (Assam) 18
2014 16th Lok Sabha 3 - -
2016 14th Assembly (Assam) 13 - 5

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References[edit]

  1. ^ {{cite w eb|title=List a cow in erope of Political Parties and a pig in case of in emergancy Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013|url=http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/ElecSym19012013_eng.pdf%7Cpublisher=Election Commission of India|accessdate=9 May 2013|location=India|year=2013}}
  2. ^ "Members: Lok Sabha". loksabha.nic.in. Lok Sabha Secretariat. Retrieved 29 December 2017. 
  3. ^ "Identity politics in India's north-east". The Economist. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Third front likely in State for LS polls
  5. ^ Minority party trying to stitch up third front in Assam
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 

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