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AGP snaps poll ties with BJP

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GUWAHATI, Sept 20 � The regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today formally snapped its electoral ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with its general house endorsing the party central executive committee�s decision on the issue taken yesterday.

The central executive committee of the regional party yesterday endorsed the decision of the party steering committee on the issue which had asked the party not to go for any electoral alliance with the saffron party.

However, the final decision on the matter was left to the party�s general house, which is the supreme authority on such issues, as per the party�s constitution. Moreover, the party�s general house had adopted a resolution during the last Parliamentary elections in favour of the party�s forging an alliance with the saffron party.

Today, the delegates of the party�s district committees vented their ire on the BJP alleging that during the last Parliamentary elections, the votes of the saffron party were not transferred in favour of the AGP candidates, contrary to what the regional party had done remaining loyal to its ally.

They also voiced their resentment against the mega dam hydel projects proposed to be set up in the NE region and asked the party leadership to continue with the ongoing agitation against these mega dam projects. The delegates of the party district committees were critical of the role played by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in this regard.

The mass contact programme of the party has been hailed by the representatives of the district committees and they asked the party leaders to cover more areas under the programme to strengthen the party�s contact with the grassroot level people, including the autonomous district council areas and Barak Valley districts.

Some representatives were also against the party�s forging alliance with any of the other national parties. Chief Minister�s Anna Surakshya Yajana anomalies have also been flayed by the delegates, party sources said.

They suggested a bold stand of the party on the Anna Surakshya Yojana irregularities and NC Hills scam issues.

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AGP snaps poll ties with BJP

GUWAHATI, Sept 20 � The regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today formally snapped its electoral ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with its general house endorsing the party central executive committee�s decision on the issue taken yesterday.

The central executive committee of the regional party yesterday endorsed the decision of the party steering committee on the issue which had asked the party not to go for any electoral alliance with the saffron party.

However, the final decision on the matter was left to the party�s general house, which is the supreme authority on such issues, as per the party�s constitution. Moreover, the party�s general house had adopted a resolution during the last Parliamentary elections in favour of the party�s forging an alliance with the saffron party.

Today, the delegates of the party�s district committees vented their ire on the BJP alleging that during the last Parliamentary elections, the votes of the saffron party were not transferred in favour of the AGP candidates, contrary to what the regional party had done remaining loyal to its ally.

They also voiced their resentment against the mega dam hydel projects proposed to be set up in the NE region and asked the party leadership to continue with the ongoing agitation against these mega dam projects. The delegates of the party district committees were critical of the role played by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in this regard.

The mass contact programme of the party has been hailed by the representatives of the district committees and they asked the party leaders to cover more areas under the programme to strengthen the party�s contact with the grassroot level people, including the autonomous district council areas and Barak Valley districts.

Some representatives were also against the party�s forging alliance with any of the other national parties. Chief Minister�s Anna Surakshya Yajana anomalies have also been flayed by the delegates, party sources said.

They suggested a bold stand of the party on the Anna Surakshya Yojana irregularities and NC Hills scam issues.

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