GUWAHATI: The AGP (Asom Gana Parishad) has prepared a list of constituencies for sharing of seats with the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) during the forthcoming Assembly polls. Informing this to The Sentinel on Thursday, AGP sources added that the party is confident that the poll understanding for 30 to 40 seats will be settled across the table with the BJP.
The first round of discussion will be held with the Chief Minister, the Finance Minister and the State president of BJP. The final round in this regard is slated with the BJP's national leaders.
On Wednesday, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the seat-sharing discussion with the AGP will be held later this month. During the 2016 Assembly elections, while the BJP left 24 seats to the AGP; friendly contests were held in a few other constituencies. The AGP bagged 14 seats during the polls.
Talking to The Sentinel, AGP president Atul Bora said, "We have been getting huge responses from the public in all our public rallies ('Jatiya Oikya Samaroh') across the State from December 2020. This is true also in the Barak Valley.
"Our prime agenda has been the all-round development of the State, which is evident in all sectors, during the last five years. Now also, the ties with the BJP will continue for this very purpose."
Bora added, "The new regional political parties will not affect us."