GUWAHATI, April 12 � The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today expressed confidence that a non-Congress Government headed by the regional party would be formed in the State in May. However, the party is yet to take the final decision regarding its possible post-poll alliance.
AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary today said that the �spontaneous response� that the regional party received from cross sections of people of Assam proved that majority of people want a change of Government. He said that rampant corruption by the Congress led Government in the past ten years was one of the keys for the growth of popularity of the AGP. He said that failure of the Government to control the prices of all the essential commodities also forced people to look for a change of Government. Moreover, the Congress Government failed to fulfill its promises and unemployment has become a major problem.
Commenting on the confidence expressed by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi that the Congress would come to power for the third time in a row, Patowary said that the Congress is aware of the ground reality and the party is only trying to maintain a brave face.
Patowary further said that the mega dam was one of the major issue in northern Assam as the future of the people is at stake.
The AGP president pointed out that the party has pre-poll pact with other regional parties like the Bodoland People�s Progressive Front (BPPF), Ganashakti and the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and the possibility of post poll alliance would be discussed in party forum after the declaration of the results. Replying to a question on whether the AGP would receive the support of the BJP, if necessary, Patowary said that it is too early to predict anything. �We shall discuss such issues only when time comes,� he added.