All India United Democratic Front founder and chief Badruddin Ajmal lost his constituency, Salmara South, to Congress’s Wazed Ali Choudhury, as the results for the 14th Assembly elections in Assam were announced on Thursday. His party contested 60 seats and won 12 of them, as opposed to the 18 that it won in the 2011 state polls. Ajmal blamed the Congress for his party's poor performance.
The AIUDF had forged an alliance with the JD(U) and RJD before the polls. The party commands the majority of the Muslim votes in the state, along with the Congress. According to the last Census, Muslims make up 34% of Assam’s population, reported The Hindu. Established in 2005, the party took the Barak valley from the BJP during the 2011 state polls.