Guwahati : Asom Gana Parishad and Bharatiya Janata Party might resume talks on the Citizenship Bill after the Lok Sabha elections as asserted by NEDA convener and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Two months after pulling out over the contentious Citizenship Bill, the AGP and BJP are back as allies in poll bound Assam. The deal was sealed on March 12th, 2019 in Guwahati.
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Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the party’s main focus right now is to sweep the polls with a huge margin in Assam and make sure that Narendra Modi is voted to power again.
The Minister further added that the talks on the Citizenship Bill will be conducted once the elections get over and that presently the party does not want to delve into any fights or conflicts within the alliance.
It is to be mentioned that AGP had broken alliance with BJP after the later had passed the contentious Citizenship Bill in the lower house of the parliament. AGP has been voicing its stand against the bill from the start. Three AGP Ministers Atul Bora, Phani Bhushan Choudhury and Keshab Mahanta even filed their resignation from Sonowal’s Ministry in protest in what can be called a dramatic political turnover two months ago.