Guwahati: In the coming Assam assembly election, the regional parties are merging themselves together to ensure multi-cornered fight and decreasing chances of the traditional bipolar politics.
The ruling party, Bharatiya Janata Party already declared to continue its alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and to build a coalition with new ally United People Party Liberal (UPPL) after rejecting the present ally with Bodo People’s Front (BPF).
In the meantime, the main opposition Congress also formed a “Mahagathbandhan” with three left parties the CPI, the CPM, the CPI-MLL as well as the All India United Democratic Front and the Anchalik Gana Morcha, regional parties have the political base among the natives of Assam.
On Thursday, the Assam Gana Parishad and the Raijor Dal announced that they would fight in the upcoming election leaving the other two combination cautious. Both the AGP and RD are sideshoot of the violent agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in 2019.
Former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi recently floated the AJP, declared the alliance after three hour long meeting with the jailed leader Akhil Gogoi, also the supremo of the Raijor Dal on Thursday.
Akhil Gogoi, who was jailed immediately after he led the agitation against CAA in 2019. Now he is undergoing for his various illnessat the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital.
“Our regional party alliance would field candidates in all the 126 seats”, Gogoi said. The AGP and RD have rejected offers to join the Congress led grand alliance.
Inputs- The Times of India