BONGAIGAON, Feb 13 � The Asom Gana Parishad has registered a victory by winning 19 out of the 25 wards of the Bongaigaon Municipal Board. The BJP bagged only three wards, while the Congress won two. The rest two wards went to Independent candidates.
In the 2009 civic polls, the AGP had won 13, Congress 10, BJP one and Independents one out of the 25 wards.
At the Abhayapuri Town Committee in North Salmara subdivision of Bongaigaon district, all the four wards were won by the BJP. In 2009, the Congress had won three wards and the AGP one.
The former chairperson of the Bongaigaon Municipal Board, Namita Dev, who fought the 2009 civic polls as an AGP candidate, lost the polls after contesting as a Congress candidate this time.
Former vice chairman of the municipality, Dipu Chaudhury won from his ward as an AGP candidate.
�The AGP�s victory in most of the wards indicates the people�s growing confidence in the party and it will be reflected in the 2016 Assembly polls,� said Chaudhury.
On the BJP�s poor performance in the civic polls, a local senior party worker held the leadership of the party accountable and said that the selection of the candidates were not as per the voters� expectations. He also alleged that some local BJP leaders had worked on behalf of the Opposition parties for personal gains.
Local Congress leader Girish Baruah, on his party�s debacle in the Bongaigaon civic polls, said the party�s votes were divided and the AGP�s votes had remained intact.