AGP hints at alliance with BJP

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BBC News India : AGP hints at alliance with BJP

bjp snapGuwahati(BBC News Blog): Opposition Asom Gana Parishad now hinted at an alliance with BJP, though dismissing allegations by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi that it had inbound links along with the banned ULFA.

“We have made a decision not to field candidates against BJP Assam unit president Ranjit Dutta and we’re open to any post-poll arrangement,” AGP President Chandra Mohan Patowary informed reporters here forward from the Assam Assembly elections, commencing April 4.

Dismissing Gogoi’s charge of his party’s website link with ULFA, he stated it absolutely was “clear to all” the ruling Congress had “taken the outfit’s enable while in the previous Assembly poll.”

“People realize that Congress had taken ULFA militants help in the last Assembly election and it’ll be precisely the same this time,” he claimed.

Patowary also rejected the typically repeated allegations by Gogoi and also the Congress about secret killings of ULFA kin through the erstwhile Prafulla Patowary also rejected the typical.

“During the very last 10 many years there has become open killings of civilians by militants as well as federal government has remained a silent spectator,” he claimed.

AGP, he said, would take on Congress for its “misrule” and poor governance. “People are fed up with tall statements on the Congress government about the development front and massive scale corruption and negative governance will consequence within their defeat.

“The per capita cash flow could be the lowest in Assam but Congress is active advertising in newspapers functions for basis stone laying in 450 so-called enhancement projects inside the final fifty days,” Patowary claimed.

He reported dissension in Congress had come to your fore while using the resignation of senior members like former chief minister Anowara Taimur. “There are allegations that candidates (in Congress) are actually chosen on payment of massive sums of cash.”

The AGP president also criticised Congress’ Assam election in-charge and AICC normal secretary Digvijay Singh, declaring he had “very tiny knowledge” regarding the north-eastern state.

In excess of 1000 Congress workers in decrease Assam would join AGP tomorrow, he claimed.

To the utilization of electronic voting devices, Patowary mentioned he was in opposition to it.

“We had complained towards the chief election commissioner through his stop by here the EVMs could be tampered by the ruling party (Congress).

“In the previous we’ve got noticed that EVMs are usually not a fool-proof measure without cost and honest election and so we now have urged the EC to resort on the aged method of ballot boxes … Even created countries since the USA, Germany and France are even now applying ballot boxes, so why not within our nation ?”

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