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No poll tie-ups among coalition partners at Dispur

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, May 21: The decisions of the ruling BJP and its alliance partner AGP to fight the elections to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) alone would continue even after the council polls.

These two parties have also decided to fight alone the panchayat elections scheduled to be held in the State in the first part of next year. Not only BJP and AGP, BPF is also likely to contest the panchayat polls alone.

In the June 12 KAAC polls, BJP has fielded 26 candidates and AGP has fielded 17 candidates.

After Ranjit Kumar Dass became the president of the State unit of the BJP, he laid stress on the party fighting 2018 panchayat polls alone, without any alliance. After the statement made by Dass, AGP also expressed its willingness to fight the next year’s panchayat elections alone, although the party had poll trucks in the last Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

Sources said the AGP is now putting its energy in strengthening the party’s grassroots networks and organizatiol structure in the State. On Saturday, former BJP and AIUDF leader Kartik Se Sih joined the AGP at a public meeting held at Silchar. On Sunday, AGP held a mass public rally in Barpeta in which thousands of supporters took part.

The BPF, another alliance partner in the BJP-led coalition government in the State, has also decided to contest the panchayat polls alone outside the BTAD.

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