GUWAHATI, March 5 � Top leaders of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) held parleys with the aspirants of some select legislative assembly constituencies (LACs) today to evolve a consensus in a bid to avoid nomination-related bitterness within the party on the eve of the Assembly polls.
The party is also preparing to make announcements on electoral alliances and seat adjustment issues with the other regional parties of the State.
According to party sources, top party leaders like president Chandra Mohan Patowary and working president Phani Bhusan Choudhury today held discussions with the aspirants of Teok, Margherita, Tinsukia, Batadrawa, Chabua, Morigaon, Digboi, Lakhimpur and Jagiroad. Party�s election committee chief Biren Baishya, MP was also present during the discussions. Aspirants of some other select LACs will be consulted by the AGP top leaders tomorrow with the same aim in view, added the sources.
The reports of the discussions will then be placed before the election committee for final decisions.
The party is hopeful that it would be able to announce its alliances and seat adjustment arrangements with the other regional political parties of the State on March 8, said the sources.
The party held discussions with the representatives of the Bodoland People�s Progressive Front (BPPF) and the United Democratic People�s Front (UDPF), said the sources.
The parleys of the party with the Gana Shakti is now at a final stage, while the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) has assured an anti-Congress and pro-regional political party stand to the AGP.
AGP general secretary Hiten Goswami, who is holding talks with the ASDC leaders, told this newspaper that the ASDC leaders have assured a final round of talk before finalizing their party�s stand on joining hands with the AGP.
Before entering into any alliance, the ASDC is weighing whether its joining the AGP fold alone or bringing its other alliance partners in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao would serve the cause more, said Goswami.
ASDC sources said that their party would be able to arrive at a decision on the issue by March 10. It needs mention here that the ASDC is partner of a front named People�s Alliance for Peace Agreement (PAPA), which has 54 partner organisations, including socio-cultural and students� organisations.
Meanwhile, the ASDC Dima Hasao district committee has made an appeal to those elected members of the party who have deserted the ASDC to come back to the party fold for the greater interest of the autonomous State issue, among others.