'It proved their association during secret killings prior to 2001'
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, March 3: The alliance between the AGP and the BJP has sparked negative reaction among the party workers and some leaders of both the parties, press adviser to the Chief Minister, Bharat rah alleged this on Thursday.
rah also claimed that two former student leaders are in touch with the party and will soon join if everything goes well. The senior leader claimed that both the student leaders who joined BJP a couple of months back are fed up with the saffron party, even though he refused to me them.
“They expedited the move to join Congress after the AGP-BJP poll alliance reduced their chance to contest the upcoming polls,” said rah.
However, it can be assumed that the two student leaders are none other than former AJYCP president Manoj Baruah and former AASU president Shankar Prasad Rai who were eyeing to contest from Patacharkuchi and Bongaigaon constituency respectively.
Meanwhile, the APCC has strongly criticized the AGP and the BJP over their pre-poll alliance. In a statement to the media, APCC vice president Ripun Bora said that this alliance has once again remembered the people of the State about the secret killing that took the lives of thousands of people before 2001. “They have proved through this alliance once again, that these two parties are hand in gloves and it was their joint conspiracy that sparked the secret killing in the State,” Bora alleged.
He further said, “The origil BJP leaders and workers are now no more in the helms of the party affairs. All the old BJP leaders have been pushed to the corner. The one who are now controlling the party are leaders who encroached the party after abandoning the Congress and BJP.”
On the other hand, the APCC has extended the deadline to file application for candidature from March 3 to March 8, APCC secretary Ritupar Konwar informed this in a press release.