|AUDF (Assam United Democratic Front)
AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front)
|Founded||October 2, 2005|
|Headquarters||No.3 Friends Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038|
|Seats in Lok Sabha||3 / 545|
|ECI Status||State Party|
The All India United Democratic Front is a political party in the India that originated in the north-eastern state of Assam. It is led by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, who established the party in October 2005 as a state party, then known as 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. The party’s headquarter is in Guwahati. The AIUDF is the principal opposition party in Assam. It won 18 of 126 seats in the 2011 Legislative Assembly election. It is a champion of Muslims in Assam.
AUDF Election History
|Year||Election||Seats won||Change of Seats||Vote%||Change of Vote%|
|2016||14th Assembly (Assam)||13||– 5|
|2014||16th Lok Sabha||3||–||–|
|2011||13th Assembly (Assam)||18|
|2009||15th Lok Sabha||1|
As the President of the AIUDF, Ajmal has implemented a number of schemes for the introduction of modern education and skilled training for madrasa graduates. He runs the Markarul Ma’arif Education and Research Centre in Mumbai, which imparts English language and research skills to madrasa students. The AIUDF won the Dhubri Zilla Parishad by a thumping majority, in March 2013. It defeated the Congress by bagging 16 ZPCs as against 10 ZPCs won by the Congress. The AIUDF facilitates women education by establishing the Mariyam Ajmal Women’s College of Science and Technology in Hojai, Assam. The AIUDF has raised the issue of ‘good governance’ in the state of Assam, by exposing the corruption schemes and the mismanagement of the government funds under the present Congress rule. The AIUDF is determined to show the people of Assam, the “real picture” of the ruling Congress government, by pursuing the transparency of the government as much as possible. The AIUDF has been actively involved in a number of social activities such as ensuring basic immunization, poverty decrease and education policies in the north-eastern states of India. The AIUDF runs a number of schools, colleges and orphanages, catering to the under-privileged sections of the society.