Assam Assembly Election: AGP to demand 40 seats from BJP


GUWAHATI: Asom Gana Parishad(AGP) leader and Food and Civil Supplies Minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury on Sunday said that AGP will not leave the 14 seats where they won in the 2016 polls and they will demand 40 seats where they have a strong presence.

Speaking to the media in Bhabanipur on Sunday, the AGP leader said, “We will not leave the 14 constituencies that we won in the last assembly elections.”

“AGP’s strength has increased significantly. Hence, the present status of AGP is strong in Assam and we will demand 40 seats in the upcoming election where we have a strong-hold,” he added.

Choudhury further said that no discussion has taken place so far with the BJP regarding the seat-sharing. He lamented that it was very unfortunate that the AIUDF party had won the last two elections in the Bhabanipur constituency. “The AGP-BJP allies will rescue the constituency this time and honor Martyr Khargeshwar Talukdar,” Choudhury further said.

Choudhury also said that the AGP will win at least 20 seats in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.