File photo: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The United Opposition Forum (UOF) of 15 opposition political parties in Assam on November 17 said it intends to make “corruption allegations” against chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s family a “key issue” in next year’s Lok Sabha polls.

The forum, which met in Guwahati on November 17, also decided to finalize the common minimum programme for the parliament elections on November 30.

Addressing a press conference after the meeting, forum spokesperson Lurinjyoti Gogoi said the meeting discussed many issues that have come up in the media recently and deliberated on the pros and cons of developments affecting the forum.

He alleged that the “land scam” involving the chief minister’s family would be brought to the attention of the people during the elections. “We intend to make the corruption allegations against the chief minister’s family our key election issue,” he said.

Assam Congress president Bhupen Kumar Bora, Congress senior leader Debabrata Saikia, MP Ajit Bhuyan, president of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi, president of Assam Trinamool Congress Ripun Bora, state coordinator of AAP Bhaben Choudhary, NCP leader Jatindra Nath Bordoloi, CPI leader Kanak Gogoi, CPI (M) state secretary Suprakash Talukdar, leader Pankaj Kumar Das attended the meeting.

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