BONGAIGAON, Dec 7 - The Asom Gana Parishad�s (AGP) proposed alliance and seat sharing with the BJP has sparked reaction among the BJP workers in Bongaigaon district.
The agitated grassroots workers of the BJP in their reaction said, �If the proposed alliance is forged between these two parties, we would quit the party en masse.�
As per media reports, the AGP has proposed to share 30 of total 126 Assembly seats with the BJP in the State, which is under the consideration of central BJP. Of these 30 seats, two are included from Bongaigaon district � Bongaigaon and Abhayapuri (North) � occupied by sitting AGP legislators Phani Bhusan Chaudhury and Bhupen Ray, respectively.
Witnessing the BJP�s sound position in Bongaigaon district, the AGP legislators are desperate to seek alliance with the saffron party to protect their seats, a senior BJP worker said.
�We are not informed yet by our State committee about the proposed alliance. Whatever is being done, it is in the central level. But we are sure that before taking such step, the State or the central committee of our party would at least seek our opinion,� said Suken Ray, president of Bongaigaon district unit of the BJP, adding that they are quite confident to contest the 2016 Assembly poll all alone under the flag of the party.
Ray also said that he and his party workers would meet the central leader, who is supposed to come in Guwahati on December 9, and register their objection against the sharing of Bongaigaon and Abhayapuri assembly seat with the AGP.
It is to be mentioned that after sharing of Bongaigaon seat with the AGP in one of the past Assembly poll, the BJP was vanished from the district as all its workers had become idle out of frustration.