GUWAHATI, March 18 - The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today reiterated that it would have �friendly contests� with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in some Legislative Assembly Constituencies.
Speaking to reporters after releasing the party�s manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly polls here, AGP president Atul Bora said that the regional party has already discussed all the outstanding issues with the BJP and everything has been resolved amicably.
�There are some constituencies where we need to have a friendly contest to ensure the defeat of the Congress. There is no conflict between our party and the BJP about the issue,� Bora said.
Bora refused to identify the constituencies where the allies will have friendly contests. However, sources in the AGP said that friendly contests would take place in six constituencies � Kalaigaon, Hajo, Naoboicha, Algapur, Goalpara West and Mahmara.
Bora said that the BJP, BPF and AGP would conduct joint campaigning in the run-up to the polls.
�I was present during the filing of nominations by BJP candidates and senior BJP leaders were present when I submitted my nomination papers. On March 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will himself come to campaign at Bokakhat, along with other places,� said Bora, who is contesting from Bokakhat.
Meanwhile, the regional party today released its manifesto where it spoke about the proper implementation of the Assam Accord, decentralisation of power to States and administrative reforms, and promised to work for solving the unemployment problem, educational reforms, proper use of water resources and increasing power production, among other things.