Guwahati: Estranged couples often have several reasons to end a long-term relationship, but this one has a bizarre political angle attached to it.
In what could be seen as an example of how severely political differences can affect a nuptial relationship, a Muslim man has divorced his wife for voting for the BJP instead of Congress in the ongoing Assam Assembly elections.
As per a report in India Today, Ainuddin reportedly divorced his wife Dilwara Begum in Donam Addahati village in Sonitpur district after she had cast her vote in favour of BJP, going against the village diktat to vote for Congress.
The husband decided to end the 10-year-old relationship soon after his wife revealed him that she had voted for the BJP.
Assam recorded an impressive voter turnout of 82.21 per cent in the assembly polls which were marked by sporadic clashes and registration of an FIR against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for violation of electoral law.
According to reports, both Congress and AIUDF are eyeing the Muslim majority votes in many districts, especially areas like Lahorighat, Hojai, Dhubri which are dominated by the Muslim community, as it could be a decisive factor.