Guwahati: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) who is a coalition partner with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Assam has clarified that the party will contest the assembly elections in only those constituencies where it is likely to win.
On Friday, AGP President Atul Bora who took part in the Farmers’ Awareness Campaign event in Guwahati said that his party AGP will only contest on winning seats for the Assam Assembly elections due in April-May, 2021.
Bora also said that discussions would be held soon on how the AGP, as one of the allies in the elections, would negotiate with the BJP for the seats
“I am conducting a survey on all the potential candidates and based on the survey, candidates will be fielded for the seats”, said Bora.
On the other hand, Atul Bora remarked that on the emergence of the new political parties – AJP and Raijor Dal – AGP has become stronger than ever.
“People of Assam know that how these two new political outfits have to come into existence. Our party AGP is formed by the blood and sweat of the Assamese people. And talking about the alliance of Congress and AIUDF and its dream of winning 100+ seats are nothing but mere dreams. And to be honest, even the Congress and the party observer Jitendra Singh also know this. This particular alliance has taken them too far away from the people of Assam and this can be clearly seen in Upper Assam”, said Bora.
In the upcoming elections, AGP will contest in a number of constituencies but will make sure that those are winnable.
Bora also added, “AGP has won a total of 84 seats in various elections from 1985 to 2016. And in those aggregates, AGP has already strengthened the organizational structure. As we are in alliance with the BJP, the issue of seat-sharing will be settled at the table with Amit Shah.”