All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Sirajuddin Ajmal on Thursday claimed that they are voting for Congress leader Ripun Bora and party chief Sonia Gandhi at the Rajya Sabha polls and not for Bhupen Borah.
Certain controversies have arose duirng the past few days regarding the elections to the Upper House.
On the one hand, the Congress has accused the AIUDF of having an unofficial alliance with the BJP and that the party would vote for the candidates fielded by the BJP-led alliance.
AIUDF, on the other denied the allegations and even issued a three-line whip making it mandatory for all its MLAs to vote for the joint candidate fielded by the AIUDF, Congress, CPI (M) and Raijor Dal.
Congress also alleged that the AIUDF has sold five of its MLAs to BJP.
AIUDF on Thursday said that to prevent cross-voting, all their 15 MLAs headed towards the polling station together.
“We are voting for Ripun Bora and that is final. It is not because of Bhupen Borah as he is not a factor for us. The only reason we are still voting for Ripun Bora is because of Madam Sonia Gandhi,”AIUDF MLA Sirajuddin Ajmal said while on his way to cast his vote.
He added that the allegations made by some Congress MLAs as well as APCC president Bhupen Bora will be proven wrong after the results are out.