BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Feb 18: AGP president Atul Bora on Thursday said that the AGP was compelled to go alone by the BJP. Stating that the AGP leadership still don’t want division of anti-Congress votes, he said, “We don’t want division of anti-Congress votes. But we are compelled to go alone for the attitude of the BJP. We wanted a respectable alliance to defeat the Congress and that is why we went for several rounds of discussion with them. But they gave us a limited number of seats.” He further said, “In the last Assembly election we fielded over 80 candidates. The number of seats the BJP want us to contest now shows their negligence towards us. Now onwards, the AGP steering committee will work accordingly keeping in view the sentiments of the General House.” Meanwhile, a highly placed source in the party said that though the party has announced to go alone in the upcoming Assembly election, there is still hope if the BJP offers more seats to the party. The AGP has kept the options still open, the source said.