Oppn realigning to corner Congress in Assam

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Guwahati, Apr 17 (UNI) The Opposition in Assam has decided to realign to corner the Congress with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BJP working out on seat sharing formula.

''The Opposition parties have joined hands in the state and it is very important development,'' former chief minister and AGP(P) president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta told UNI a few days back.

BJP National Secretary and MP from Arunachal Pradesh Kiren Rijiju have also said they were trying to have some sort of understanding and talks are on, adding that he was hopeful of both the parties to come out with some positive conclusion.

The BJP and AGP have reached on an understanding to share five each of the 14 Lok Sabha seats leaving the others to the smaller parties.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has accused the AGP of being opportunist as the party changes sides quite often.

He also said the Congress was a stable party and has been winning each and every election in the state since the past one decade.

''They (Opposition) are scared of us (Congress) because people of Assam love us and have realised their actual intention,'' Mr Gogoi.

said here recently.

He further said the Opposition has realised that they could not compete with the Congress and hence has decided to join hands though no official statement been made so far.

Opposition leader in Assembly Chandra Mohan Patowary of AGP said, ''The way Congress is reacting seems that they are really worried about our coming together.'' MORE UNI MT PP PD HS1347

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