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All India United Democratic Front
LeaderBadruddin Ajmal
General SecretaryAdv. Aminul Islam
Founded2 October 2005 (18 years ago) (2005-10-02)
HeadquartersNo.3 Friends Path, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781038
IdeologyNational Inclusiveness[1]
Minority rights[2]
ECI StatusState Party[3]
AllianceUnited Progressive Alliance (2019–2021)
Seats in Lok Sabha
1 / 543
Seats in Rajya Sabha
0 / 245
Seats in Assam Legislative Assembly
15 / 126
Election symbol

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.[4] It is the 3rd largest political party in Assam Legislative Assembly after BJP and INC.

The party was founded by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal on 3 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 2 February 2009, again with the Badruddin Ajmal as the party's leader. The party is headquartered in Guwahati.[5][6]

The AIUDF is a key opposition party in Assam, which is the voice of millions of Miya Bengali Muslims from Lower Assam and Barak Valley. It won 18 of 126 seats in the 2011 Legislative Assembly election[7] and in 2016 it won 13 of 126 seats. In 2021 Assam Assembly Election, Congress and AIUDF formed grand alliance along with BPF and communist parties. The alliance fought against BJP led NDA. AIUDF increase its tally and win 16 of 126 seats in the 2021 Legislative assembly election of Assam.[8] However its alliance Mahajhot couldn't get majority enough to form government.

Election history

Year Election Seats won Change of Seats Vote% Change of Vote%
2006 12th Assembly (Assam)
10 / 126
2009 15th Lok Sabha
1 / 14
 – 16.3%
2011 13th Assembly (Assam)
18 / 126
Increase 8 13%
2014 16th Lok Sabha
3 / 14
Increase 2 14.8% Decrease 2.5%
2016 14th Assembly (Assam)
13 / 126
Decrease 5 13% Steady
2019 17th Lok Sabha
1 / 14
Decrease 2 7.8% Decrease 7%
2021 15th Assembly (Assam)
16 / 126
Increase 2 9.3% Decrease 4.3%

See also


  1. ^ "About Assam United Democratic Front (Now Called All India United Democratic Front)".
  2. ^ "About Assam United Democratic Front (Now Called All India United Democratic Front)".
  3. ^ "Political Parties and Election Symbols main Notification Dated 18.01.2013" (PDF). India: Election Commission of India. 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Identity politics in India's north-east". The Economist. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Third front likely in State for LS polls". Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Minority party trying to stitch up third front in Assam". Archived from the original on 23 June 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Partywise Trends & Result". Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  8. ^ "Assam elections: At 80%, AIUDF had the best strike rate- The New Indian Express".