MANGALDAI, Feb 22 � The Assam unit of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha, the youth wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is opposed to any possible alliance between the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the saffron party in the run-up to the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. Talking to media persons on the sidelines of an organisational meeting here today, Mriganka Barman, president of the State unit of the Bharatiya Yuva Morcha, strongly opposed a possible pre-poll alliance with the AGP.
�This time the people of the State, particularly the youth community, want the BJP to stand by them on its own and it was evident from the visits of Narendra Modi to the State.� He stated that the matter has already been raised before the State leadership and it would be brought up before the central leadership of the party soon. On being asked about their stand on preferring young party candidates, Barman said that though there was no specific demand, they would definitely hope that young candidates would get the priority.
Earlier, the meeting of the office-bearers of three district committees of the youth body under the Mangaldai Lok Sabha constituency, held at the Youth Club Auditorium, decided to organise a Statewide bicycle rally from March 5 to 10 with an aim to gauging public opinion on preferable changes in governance and helping Indian citizens, whose names have not yet been included in the voters list, find a possible solution.
The bicycle rally will start from the mandals and end in the district headquarters. The meeting was attended by Bharatiya Yuva Morcha office-bearers of Darrang, Udalguri and Kamrup (Rural) districts.