GUWAHATI: The AGP and the BJP have officially sealed the deal. A team of the regional party led by its president Atul Bora had a meeting with BJP’s national president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.
After their meeting with Shah, Bora told the media in New Delhi that right now his party has three Lok Sabha seats – Dhubri, Barpeta and Kaliabor – to field candidates. “Another constituency is under consideration,” Bora said, and added that they (the AGP) demanded four seats to contest in this Lok Sabha poll.
Bora further said: “Two Rajya Sabha seats are going to be vacant from Assam in June this year. We’ll be given one of the two seats to contest.”
On the vexed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, Bora said: “We, the alliance partners, haven’t budged from our respective stands on this issue. While making political alignments such differences do exist. This issue can be discussed and sorted out later.”
On the BJP-AGP alliance, Bora said: “Naturally there are a few who aren’t satisfied with the alliance. However, the alliance has been stitched following the proper way at party fora. Even former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta will agree to this.”
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