The political controversy regarding Assam Legislative Assembly Election took a new turn on Wednesday, when two political parties Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BJP decided to forge alliance in the upcoming polls. The announcement came after top AGP leadership had an hour-long discussion with Amit Shah, BJP president in New Delhi.
‘We had a meeting with the BJP president where we have decided to contest the coming Assam Assembly polls together,’ said former Chief Minister and top AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.
Even though the leaders of both the parties denied disclosing anything on seat-sharing formula, however as per the information, BJP will handover atleast 21 assembly seats to AGP.
Speaking to ENe, an insider from Asom Gana Parishad said, ‘Following the alliance with BJP, the party is likely to contest in 21 seats’
He also shared that Assembly Constituencies such as Pathacharkuchi, North-Abhyapuri, Bongaigaon, Chaygaon, Boko, Barpeta, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, Barampur, Koliabor, Bokakhat, Sarupathar, Naharkatia, South-Guwahati, Amguri, Biswanath Chariali and Kalaigaon will be handed over to AGP by BJP.
‘Whereas at Kamalpur, Barama, Paneri and Dhakuakhana, both the parties will have a mutual understanding,’ he revealed.
Meanwhile, Jadav Deka BJP MLA from Kamalpur strongly opposed the party’s decision to forge alliance with AGP during election.