Assam Assembly polls: BJP won’t leave 40 seats for AGP


Guwahati: Confusion prevails over seat-sharing between the Asom Gana Parishad and Bharatiya Janata Party for the upcoming Assam assembly polls.

AGP’s willingness to contest from 40 constituencies out of the 14 constituencies currently in their possession has created an uproar within both parties.

In contrast to that, BJP under any circumstance will never give up 40 seats to the AGP. If necessary, the BJP will enter into a friendly contest with the AGP.

However, AGP did not agree to give up the 40 seats they wanted.

Speaking to media persons in Guwahati on Wednesday, NEDA convener Dr. Himanta Biswa said AGP can contest 40 seats and BJP won’t stop them from contesting the elections and it will be a friendly contest between the two political parties in different constituencies.

Explaining the BJP’s position on the issue of seats, Sarma said that the BJP would leave the seats for AGP under a mutual understanding in view of the current realities and the political situation.

Dr. Sarma expressed his displeasure over the candidature of 40 constituencies by the AGP.

“If necessary, we will enter into a friendly contest with AGP. In such a scenario, the AGP leadership is adamant in its position of seeking 40 constituencies and we will definitely come into a mutual understanding and will see how things can be done”, added the Minister.

 In other words, AGP will have to face another ordeal this time around. This is because the demand for more seats in the party is already strong within than in the last assembly elections.