Last modified: 2010-11-26 by ian macdonald
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Assam United Democratic Front (Assamese: Asom Sanyukta Ganatantric Marcha) is
a political party which operates in the state of Assam. Its orientation, as
defined in its Constitution:
www.udf.in/constitution.htm is regionalist and pro-Indian. The Constitution
also describes the party flag:
Article-VIII : FLAG :
The Flag of the the "ASSAM UNITED DEMOCRATIC FRONT" shall consist of 3 (Three) horizontal Colours; Green (Upper); white (middle); and Black (bottom).
Black signifies deprivation and oppression; white signifies rescue from deprivation and salvation; and green signifies peace and progress.
Length : Not less than 75 cm
Breadth : Not less than 50 cm
Length : Breadth= 3 : 2
The flag, as shown here: www.udf.in/gallery_files/Photos/69_edited.jpg and here: www.udf.in/gallery_files/Photos/88_edited.jpg is also charged with the black inscription U.D.F in centre of white field. Although the official party name abbreviation, according to the Constitution, is AUDF, this one, according to the photos from the site, is much more used, so the party obviously shortens its name to United Democratic Front in everyday use.
Tomislav Todorovic, 17 June 2009
To update of a contribution above, about the flag of the Assam United
Democratic Front, a political party in India, because the party now uses the
name of All India United Democratic Front and has also revised its flag:
All India United Democratic Front (Assamese: Sarbha Bharatiya Sanyukta Ganatantric Marcha) is the new name of Assam United Democratic Front. The name change was made after the Indian general election in 2009, which the party ran under the original name, not only in Assam, but in West Bengal as well [1, 2, 3]. The main change in the party Constitution  was the new party name, and Article VIII, which describes the party flag, was left unchanged. The party website, however, shows a green-white-black horizontal tricolour, as described in the Constitution, but with the addition of lock and key, the party election symbol, drawn in black in centre of the white field . The symbol was allotted to the party on 2006-08-23 . The latest official document showing the link between the symbol and old party name was issued on 2009-03-14  and the new party name was officially linked with the symbol for the first time on 2009-09-14; these two dates are delimiting the interval during which the name change must have been made.
image by Tomislav Todorovic, 31 August 2010
The described flag is shown above. The image
is partly based (lock and key symbol) on the drawing of the lock and key
symbol which was issued by the Election Commission of India in 2004 , with
the corrections shown on the party website .
 Wikipedia page about the All India United Democratic Front: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_India_United_Democratic_Front
 Wikipedia page about the Indian general election in 2009: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_general_election,_2009
 Election Commission of India official website - list of winning candidates (in PDF format):
 All India United Democratic Front website - Constitution: http://www.aiudf.org/constitution.html
 All India United Democratic Front website - party flag and symbol: http://www.aiudf.org/flagandsymbol.html
 Election Commission of India official website - Notification on 2006-08-23 (in PDF format):
 Election Commission of India official website - Notification on 2009-03-14 (in PDF format): http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/symbols170309.pdf
 Election Commission of India official website - Notification on 2009-09-14 (in PDF format): http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/OrdersNotifications/Symbols_Sep_2009.pdf
 Election Commission of India official website - Political Parties and Election Symbols in 2004 (in PDF format): http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/ElectoralLaws/HandBooks/HANDBOOK%20OF%20SYMBOLS.pdf
Tomislav Todorovic, 31 August 2010