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AGP-BPPF seat-sharing for BTC poll

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 18:47

Guwahati: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)
on Tuesday announced seat-sharing with Bodo Peoples Progressive
Front (BPPF)for the ensuing Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC)

AGP general secretary Durga Das Boro said under the
agreement the party will put up 9 candidates and leave the
rest to BPPF for the 40-member BTC going to the hustings on
April 9.

The seat-sharing as in the previous poll was to defeat
the `corrupt and fascist` Hangrama Mohilary-led Bodoland
Peoples Front (BPF) presently ruling the council, Boro said.

Accusing the Congress of supporting the `corrupt regime`,
he said separate memoranda have been sent to Governor
J B Patnaik and state election commission fearing large scale
violence and rigging by the ruling party.

"As the Congress has an alliance with BPF with three
ministers of that party in the state cabinet, chief minister
Tarun Gogoi can be said to provide his tacit support to
Mohilary for his corrupt deeds," Boro alleged.


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 18:47

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