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Assam Assembly Elections | The ‘Jinnah’ BJP bets on

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Jinnah isn’t a name the BJP is comfortable with. Some party leaders have at times used it for their bogeyman AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal. But the BJP is banking on a namesake, the 62-year-old retired government employee Kadiruzzaman Zinnah (the spelling in Assamese is same as that of Jinnah), to win the Laharighat Assembly seat where more than 91% voters are Muslims.

Mr. Zinnahtoo hopes the ‘development for all’ credo will help him wrest the bastion of the Congress, which has opted for 32-year-old Asif Mohammad Nazar, son of incumbent Nazrul Islam.

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Printable version | Apr 13, 2021 12:08:58 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/elections/assam-assembly/assam-assembly-elections-the-jinnah-bjp-bets-on/article34164154.ece

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