GUWAHATI, March 6 - Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora today said that the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is issue-based without compromising on the basic character of the regional party. The party would declare the list of its candidates on March 9.
Addressing the media, Bora said the party has entered into an alliance with the BJP to oust the Congress from the State. �A section of party workers is dissatisfied, but the decision has been taken considering the best interest of the party and also the people of Assam,� he said, adding, the soon-to-be-published common minimum programme would put the speculations at rest so far as the core issues of the alliance are concerned.
It needs mention here that on Saturday AGP workers from different parts of the State lodged a strong protest in the party head office at Ambari here, expressing their displeasure against the seat sharing with the BJP in the ensuing Assembly elections.
Though the AGP president did not give the exact number of seats where the party would field its candidates, he, however, mentioned that an AGP candidate would fight from the Kalaigaon constituency and discussion is on regarding an understanding in the Biswanath constituency as well.
He further mentioned that the party was in touch with its veteran leader Thaneswar Boro to resolve the issues amicably.
�The AGP is determined to put an end to the corrupt Congress rule in the State and strengthen the regional forces. We are united with the BJP to form a non-Congress government, so that the people of Assam can get justice. We want the support of all the grassroots workers of the party as well as the people of the State,� Bora said.