After parting ways over Citizenship Bill, AGP reunites with BJP for Lok Sabha election  

Team Suno Neta Thursday 14th of March 2019 10:12 AM
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AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta (centre) was at the forefront of the agitation against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Assam.

New Delhi: Two months after the Asom Gana Parishad walked out of an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party in Assam over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, the two parties have reunited and will fight the Lok Sabha election together. The alliance was finalized in a meeting among BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, AGP president Atul Bora and others that ended post-midnight.

Madhav, early on Wednesday, on a Facebook post wrote that after discussion, BJP and AGP have decided to work together in the coming parliamentary election in Assam to defeat Congress. He also said the Bodoland Peoples Front will be the third partner in the alliance.

Himanta Biswa Sarma, a senior minister in the Assam government and the BJP’s point man in the northeast, announced that the AGP ministers who had quit their posts in January would now return.

However, the AGP chief did not respond to any query regarding the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and the party’s stand on it during the election.




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