Assam's AGP slams Mahajot allies for ‘tarnishing’ image of ruling alliance
Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), an ally of the ruling BJP-led alliance, has slammed “some constituents of the Congress-led Mahajot” for “maligning” the image of the incumbent alliance over alleged horse-trading fears.
AGP president Atul Bora on Monday also took a dig at the Opposition Congress, saying that a “party which makes ‘guarantees’ ahead of the polls has no faith in the candidates of the Mahajot and has shifted them outside the state.”
It may be mentioned that candidates of the Mahajot constituents such as the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) have been taken out of the state, reportedly as a “precautionary measure against horse-trading.”
“We have observed in the past few days that some parties have attempted to tarnish the image of the ruling party and sent their candidates outside the state (citing concerns against horse-trading). This is unfortunate,” Bora said while ruling out the possibility of any such move from the side of the ruling alliance.
He questioned the Grand Alliance’s lack of faith in its candidates while casting doubts on its “guarantees” made to people at the poll rallies.
“How can the people of the state believe the Congress and the Grand Alliance, which has no faith in its candidates,” the AGP chief questioned.
Extending gratitude to the people of Assam for turning out in large numbers to the polling booths, Bora said that the BJP-AGP-UPPL alliance or the NDA would form the government in the state.