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AGP to oppose bill in Parliament

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, March 23 � Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Friday said that his party would oppose the bill on the proposed land swap deal with Bangladesh whenever it is tabled in the Parliament.

A five-member delegation of the regional party had met different political parties in New Delhi on March 20 including the CPI (M) and Janata Dal (United) to garner support in opposing the proposed bill.

The delegation discussed the issue with Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley.

However, when asked, Mahanta said that as reported in a section of the media, nothing was discussed on the 2014 general elections or any understanding with any other party and that the talk was limited to the land swap deal only.

�The proposed land swap deal is going to hurt the interest of Assam in a big way and there is a serious need of a discussion on the issue. The UPA Government might try to push the bill through the back door which would never be tolerated,� the two-time former Chief Minister told media persons here on Friday.

�We hope that the political parties will extend their support in opposing the bill, which is against the interest of the country, more so for the State,� Mahanta said.

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AGP to oppose bill in Parliament

GUWAHATI, March 23 � Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Friday said that his party would oppose the bill on the proposed land swap deal with Bangladesh whenever it is tabled in the Parliament.

A five-member delegation of the regional party had met different political parties in New Delhi on March 20 including the CPI (M) and Janata Dal (United) to garner support in opposing the proposed bill.

The delegation discussed the issue with Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun Jaitley.

However, when asked, Mahanta said that as reported in a section of the media, nothing was discussed on the 2014 general elections or any understanding with any other party and that the talk was limited to the land swap deal only.

�The proposed land swap deal is going to hurt the interest of Assam in a big way and there is a serious need of a discussion on the issue. The UPA Government might try to push the bill through the back door which would never be tolerated,� the two-time former Chief Minister told media persons here on Friday.

�We hope that the political parties will extend their support in opposing the bill, which is against the interest of the country, more so for the State,� Mahanta said.

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