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.
Happy to inform ~ from today 3 AGP ministers who had submitted their resignations from Assam govt will resume office. Also glad to share that @BJP4Assam #AGP & Bodoland People’s Front have sealed alliance for upcoming #LokSabhaElections2019@narendramodi @AmitShah @rammadhavbjp pic.twitter.com/nqZFir4rR1— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) March 13, 2019
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.