Alliance will get more than expected seats: AGP

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, May 13: At the end of the two-day meeting called to review the assembly elections, AGP leaders emerged self-assured as they claimed that the BJP-AGP-BPF alliance is poised to get more than "expected" number of seats.

"After the review, we are certain that our alliance is forming the government. We will get more seats than the expected numbers," AGP president Atul Bora and former CM PK Mahanta said.

When pointed out that the Congress is also making a similar claim, both the leaders said, "Being the ruling party, they will obviously say so. Wait and see the results on May 19."

However, Mahanta and Bora appeared to have different takes on the BJP nomiting Sarbanda Sonowal as the chief ministerial candidate.

"It is not a decision of the alliance partners. We will go by whatever the party (AGP) decides. Of course, BJP is the big brother in the alliance. Government formation will depend on the BJP," Mahanta said.

Atul Bora said Sonowal is BJP's chief ministerial candidate.

"Our leaders were also present in election rallies in which BJP leaders had made references to Sonowal as their chief ministerial candidate. So I don't think there is anything much to say on it," the AGP president said.

He, however, added that the State is bracing to see a change this time. "People have voted for a change. After fifteen years, the State will get a non-Congress government," he said.

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