With barely two days left for the declaration of result of Assam Assembly polls 2016, a simmering discontentment is being seen among the allies of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
While former CM of Assam and leader of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), P.K. Mahanta has sought a discussion on the CM candidate of BJP and its alliance for the next government, BJP president and the projected CM candidate Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday said that no further discussion would be held among the three allies about Chief Ministerial candidate.
Sarbananda Sonowal, while talking to this correspondent said, ‘The Chief Ministerial candidate was decided right before the assembly polls and all the alliance partners were aware of this. Now, there is no point discussing it again. We are hopeful that we will form the government and so we should rather focus on our developmental agenda.’
Notably, former Assam chief minister and senior AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta hogged the limelight by taking a stand that the BJP-led alliance was yet to have a discussion on its Chief Ministerial candidate in case it wins enough seats to form the next government.
Mahanta, few days back in Lakhimpur came out openly about the difference of opinion inside the alliance stating that there should be a discussion about the Chief Ministerial candidate as BJP had declared Sarbananda Sonwal as the candidate right before the alliance without discussion with AGP and BPF.
Words: Syeda Ambia Zahan