NEW DELHI, July 28 � The Opposition in Assam is yet to firm up its strategy for the ensuing Assembly session, with former AGP president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta today revealing that no formal discussion has taken place regarding moving a �No Confidence Motion� against the Tarun Gogoi government.
Interacting with newsmen, Mahanta said that discussions have been going on among political leaders at the individual level, but no deliberations have taken place at the party level and neither has any opposition party made any formal proposal.
The AGP does not have the numbers to table a �No Confidence Motion� against the government on its own, Mahanta pointed out.
Emboldened by the dissident activities within the Congress Party, opposition parties like AIUDF, AGP and BJP are watching the political developments closely, even as the Tarun Gogoi government finds itself on a sticky wicket. Mahanta also did not rule out the possibility of the opposition parties joining hands to pin down the Gogoi Government.
The rebels led by Himanta Biswa Sarma have already stated that they are going to play the role of Opposition in the Assembly, but vote for the Congress. As the ensuing session is a Budget session, Gogoi�s floor managers have to be doubly sure about the numbers.
Meanwhile, Mahanta also voiced his concern over the dissident activities in the State, arguing that the activities have brought administration to a grinding halt. The dissident activities in the Congress have hit the people of the State he opined, holding Chief Minister Gogoi primarily responsible for the mess.
Mahanta further expressed the opinion that although dissident activities elsewhere have never been successful, in Assam it is different.
About the poor performance of the AGP in the recent parliamentary polls, Mahanta said that because of its weak grassroots, the regional party lost the polls. He said he had quit from the post of president of the party owning moral responsibility.
The people would see the AGP in a new avatar after the political convention in October, Mahanta said.