Guwahati, March 9, 2019
Former Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi took a dig at the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which pulled out from the NDA alliance over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019.
“The AGP will become the ghar jamai (live-in son-in-law) of the incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Assam,” Gogoi said while addressing the media persons here on March 9th, 2019.
The AGP has decided to contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls on its own. The general elections, 2019 are expected to be held in April and May 2019 to constitute the 17th Lok Sabha.
Further attacking, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP), he said, “The NPP is BJP’s Team B.”
The NPP launched its unit in Assam on March 6th, 2019 with a plan to contest in the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the State.
Gogoi also said that the Congress is confident of winning “minimum 10 seats” in Assam in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Sangma also announced that his party will field candidates in all the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam.
The Election Commission will soon announce its schedule for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The election is likely to be spread over seven-eight phases in April-May 2019. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3rd, 2019. The notification for the first phase is likely to be issued by the end of March 2019.