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AGP manifesto in five languages

Written by: Staff
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Guwahati, Mar 23 (UNI) For the first time since it started contesting elections in Assam, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) printed its election manifesto in languages other than Assamese.

In an apparent bid to shake off the tag of 'a poltical party from Assamese-speaking Brahmaputra valley', the AGP has printed the manifesto for the forthcoming assembly polls in five languages -- Assamese, English, Hindi, Bengali and Bodo.

The AGP, which was formed in 1985 in the aftermath of signing of Assam Accord, so far contested assembly elections in 1985, 1991, 1996 and 2001.

Till the 2001 polls all the AGP election manifestoes were printed only in Assamese language.

During its over two decades long existence, the AGP has made no significant inroads into the largely Bengali-speaking Barak valley, while it has been playing a second fiddle to Bodo political groups in Bodo tribal dominated assembly constituencies.

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