LAKHIMPUR: At a time when alliance party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned and make it public to contest in the upcoming assembly poll with its own candidate from No. 111 Lakhimpur Assembly Constituency, existing Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLA Utpal Dutta denied giving up the constituency to BJP under any conditions. He declared that he would contest in the election from Lakhimpur in the upcoming assembly election and his victory was confirmed.
Utpal Dutta made this declaration while interacting with the media persons on Tuesday in North Lakhimpur. "I don't know what our alliance party BJP said regarding the contest from Lakhimpur constituency in the upcoming election. I will take part in the poll fray as an AGP candidate from Lakhimpur and I am sure of my victory as our party has a strong base in the constituency. There is no question of giving up the constituency to BJP. In this regard, our party will take the decision," Utpal Dutta asserted.
He further added that AGP working president Keshab Mahanta, who came to Lakhimpur on Monday, also had ensured that the Lakhimpur constituency would not be given up.