AGP weighs going all alone in Assam panchayat elections

The central leadership of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Monday met to decide several crucial issues including the ensuing panchayat elections in Assam. The party has vowed to strengthen the regional force during the panchayat polls.

In a bid to rejuvenate the grassroot workers, the party will organize a booth level workers meet on April 5 in Guwahati. Though AGP is an ally with the BJP in the current Assam government, the party leadership stayed away from clearly mentioning about their future journey whether they will fight alone or go together with their current ally.

There is a division among the party leadership and also among the grassroot-level workers.

Interestingly, BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday had asked the state party leadership to go together with AGP and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) in the panchayat elections.

On this, former Assam chief minister and AGP founder president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that Amit Shah was not his leader. “I’ll follow what the party decides,” Mahanta said.

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