Guwahati : Assam Water Resource Minister and senior AGP leader Keshab Mahanta cleared the air of the eventual break away from BJP amidst rumors and reverberating claims. Minister Keshab Mahanta mentioned that the AGP will break alliance with BJP if the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is passed.
Alliance break between AGP-BJP
The Minister further mentioned that their fight is for the passing of the bill not because of the ensuing elections.
“With the publication of the final list of National Register Citizens (NRC), the dirty ‘blackmailing’ policies of the several political parties will come to an end. People have come to realize the fake faces of the Congress, BJP, AIUDF political parties an d that is the reason the people will vote for us. I believe the AGP will come out in flying colours whne the results are declared for the Panchayat polls,” said Keshab Mahanta.
Confirmation of Alliance break
The minister was addressing a gathering at an election campaign in Ganipur Bazaar in Dabaka on Thursday.
The second phase of the Panchayat Polls will be held on December 9, 2018. The results will be declared on December 12.
AGP-BJP Alliance break
It may be mentioned that the two-phase Panchayat elections would be the first major test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as the party is facing stiff opposition from its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.
There are 2,200 Gaon panchayats in Assam. Re-polling will take place on December 7 and December 11.