Guwahati: Amid the political drama in the state, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) are yet to declare their list of candidates for the upcoming assembly elections in the state.
Of the 104 seats, the BJP will field its candidates in 70 constituencies. The AGP and UPPL will contest in 26 and eight constituencies respectively. The State has 126 Assembly seats.
As per party insiders, AGP is likely to announce the list of candidates for 26 seats in the state, including two in the Barak Valley by Sunday evening. These two seats are Algapur and Karimganj South. At present these two seats are held by AIDUF. The MLAs of these two seats are Nizamuddin Chowdhury and Aziz Ahmed Khan.
Besides, the BJP has not yet finalized who it will field in Hailakandi. The BJP camp is yet to confirm whether the BJP will retain the seat or leave it to its allies. This seat is currently held by AIUDF. The MLA is Anwar Hossain Laskar. Voting for those seats will take place in the second phase on April 1.
Earlier on Saturday, AGP president Atul Bora has announced to have a friendly fight with its ally BJP in at least five constituencies in the ensuing state polls.
Meanwhile, a joint press conference was held by BJP and its allies AGP and UPPL in Guwahati where the AGP president Atul Bora urged his party members for extending full support to its allies BJP and UPPL in the upcoming general assembly elections.
Addressing the media here in Guwahati along with its allies BJP and UPPL, Atul Bora said, “For the greater interest of the people of Assam and its future, AGP had formed an alliance with BJP and UPPL to defeat the Congress-AIUDF mahajot, we are confident that Assam and its people will support us.”
“In last the 2016 assembly polls, AGP had formed an alliance with BJP and contested in 24 constituencies and friendly contest in 4 constituencies, we conquered 14 seats. In the coming days, we have engaged in talks with our grass-root level workers so that no misinformation is being spread among AGP and its ally’s party workers,” added Bora.
On the other hand, UPPL leader, Pramod Boro stated that from the last 30 to 40 years, there has been a chaotic situation in the BTR region. Several people have lost their lives in this struggle. Peace has returned to the region subsequently after the signing of peace accords with the NDA-led government in the years 2003 and 2020 respectively.
“The government has been working to bring back all those who have been in rebellion for a long time, seeing the commitment of the BJP government, we are moving ahead with an alliance with the BJP. We are moving forward for peace as well as development in the BTR area,” said Pramod Boro.
BJP president Ranjeet Dass stated that the BJP and its allies are targeting 100 plus seats in the upcoming election in poll-bound Assam. “The grass-roots party workers from all friendly parties will have to work together,” said Ranjeet Dass.