Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Tuesday alleged that the Congress had neglected Assam since the 1950s and was responsible for the current problems faced by the state.
As many as 471 persons lost their lives in communal clashes and 263 were injured in Assam since 2001, the state Assembly was informed on Monday.
Taking responsibility of his party`s debacle in the recent Lok Sabha elections, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta Monday stepped down as party president.
Nearly a third of the candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections from the northeast are multi-millionaires.
In a shot in the arm for BJP, two senior leaders of the Asom Gana Parishad on Monday joined the party and the GJM pledged support to BJP candidates in West Bengal, including the Darjeeling Lok Sabha seat.
Assam`s regional party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Wednesday expressed unhappiness at the Lok Sabha poll dates announced by the Election Commission, while other parties welcomed the schedule.
Former Assam CM and AGP president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has received death threats and extortion demand by a person claiming to have done so on behalf of the ULFA-Independent c-in-c Paresh Baruah.
AGP, BJP and AIUDF members disrupted the customary address of Governor Janaki Ballav Patnaik to the Assam Assembly on Monday.
In the event of the land swap deal with Bangladesh being struck, Assam would stand to gain 397.5 acres of land from the neighbouring country, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said.
Six militant outfits, including anti-talk ULFA (Independent) and NDFB (Songbijit), are active in Assam with a cadre strength of 760, Forest minister Rockybul Hussain said on Monday.
Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party`s surge in Delhi barely a year after its formation is reminiscent of the victory of AGP and TDP in Assam and Andhra Pradesh respectively three decades ago.
JD(U)and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Saturday demanded that Andhra Pradesh should not be bifurcated.
With 5 explosions in week in Assam, including Paltan Bazar, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) accused the Congress government of failing on all fronts, specially in providing security to the common people.
Assam CM Tarun Gogoi Thursday supported Rahul Gandhi`s purported remarks that AGP was in power for a term in the state allegedly with the backing of insurgents.
The opposition Asom Gana Parishad and BJP have decided to abstain from voting for the two Rajya Sabha seats in Assam, polling for which are scheduled on May 30.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday asserted that opposition parties AGP and BJP and even the ULFA have no moral right to demand his resignation over the chit fund scam in the state.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the situation in trouble-torn Goalpara district is now peaceful and the displaced people will be rehabilitated soon.
Asom Gana Parishad on Tuesday said the situation had escalated due to "high-handedness" of the ruling Congress party.
he opposition AGP sought the Prime Minister`s intervention for restoration of peace in the state.
Lamenting that the Assam Accord was still on paper, AGP legislator Alka Sarma asserted that the violence should not be seen as a Bodo-Muslim conflict.
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