Assam polls 2016: BJP, AGP form alliance; supporters protest

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Guwahati, March 3: The BJP has joined hands with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam.

Party-wise vote-share of BJP and its allies (AGP and BPF) vs Congress & AIUDF in 2014 LS & 2011 Assembly polls:

Source: IndiaVotes 

AGP leader and former chief minister of the state, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said on Wednesday that his party has sealed a deal with the BJP.

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AGP chief Atul Bora announced about the alliance following a meeting with the BJP's top brass, including its president Amit Shah, at his residence in New Delhi.

Mahanta said the seat distribution plan between the two parties would be revealed in a day or two. BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal and Bora were present on the occasion.

However, the grassroots workers of the two parties were reportedly not happy with the alliance. BJP supporters in Sivsagar district of the state vandalised the party office to protest against the alliance. AGP cadres were also dissatisfied with the alliance and are expected to build up on their protests that were hald in different parts of Assam recently.

The BJP already has made an alliance with the Bodoland People's Front for the upcoming polls. The ruling Congress, on the other hand, will fight the polls alone in the election.

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