AGP tries anti-Cong block with BJP, AUDF

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Guwahati, Jun 25 (UNI) The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in a bid to consolidate the anti-Congress vote, is all out to get the BJP and Assam United Democratic Front(AUDF) form an anti-Congress block in the state.

A marathon meeting of the AGP on unification and seat sharing was completed last night where the party's top leader had a mid-course review of their effort, which started two months back.

AGP leader Phani Bhusan Chouhdury said their basic idea was to merge all the splinter groups of the AGP into the mother party and then have seat sharing with the BJP and the AUDF.

'' We have made significant progress and after the initial rounds are over we would try out on the technicalities,'' said Mr Chouhdury.

In fact leader of the Opposition Chandra Mohan Patowary recently met BJP president Rajnath Singh and leader Sushma Swaraj.

''I had a cordial meeting and we discussed about the seat sharing'' said Mr Patowary.

The AGP has made it clear that they would not go for any alliance but will share seats to minimise the division of anti-Congress votes.

The BJP in its recent executive meeting has already taken a formal decision to share seats with the AGP but have not decided on the seats.

''We would like to share seats with the AGP as many of our fundamentals are same,'' said three time BJP MP Rajen Gohain.


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