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Uprooting Cong will be the biggest challenge: Mahanta

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, April 26 � Immediately after being elected as the president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), two-time former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that uprooting the Congress would be the biggest challenge in his new stint as the party president.

�The Congress-sponsored corruption in the State is what we need to launch our fight against,� the founder AGP president stated.

Mahanta won by a convincing margin of 37 votes against senior leader Padma Hazarika.

Mahanta relinquished party presidentship in 2001 after the party�s defeat in the Assembly election. Subsequently, he floated the AGP(Progressive) after being expelled from the party, but rejoined the party in 2008. He then acted as the Leader of the Opposition till the last Assembly election.

The former Chief Minister, while speaking to media persons amidst the overwhelming presence of his supporters, also denied any conflict in the party ranks and assured that all the members of the party, be it the senior leaders or the grassroot workers, would work in tandem to make the regional force more stronger.

�We are united as a party and will continue to work for the development of the State,� he stated.

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Uprooting Cong will be the biggest challenge: Mahanta

GUWAHATI, April 26 � Immediately after being elected as the president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), two-time former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said that uprooting the Congress would be the biggest challenge in his new stint as the party president.

�The Congress-sponsored corruption in the State is what we need to launch our fight against,� the founder AGP president stated.

Mahanta won by a convincing margin of 37 votes against senior leader Padma Hazarika.

Mahanta relinquished party presidentship in 2001 after the party�s defeat in the Assembly election. Subsequently, he floated the AGP(Progressive) after being expelled from the party, but rejoined the party in 2008. He then acted as the Leader of the Opposition till the last Assembly election.

The former Chief Minister, while speaking to media persons amidst the overwhelming presence of his supporters, also denied any conflict in the party ranks and assured that all the members of the party, be it the senior leaders or the grassroot workers, would work in tandem to make the regional force more stronger.

�We are united as a party and will continue to work for the development of the State,� he stated.