AGP breaks alliance with BJP over Citizenship bill – Times of India

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AGP breaks alliance with BJP over Citizenship bill – Times of India
| TNN | Updated: Jan 7, 2019, 19:53 IST

Highlights

  • Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Monday announced the decision to break ties with BJP over Citizenship Bill
  • AGP president and agriculture minister Atul Bora said, “We tried our best to resist the bill”

AGP president Atul Bora (PTI file photo)

AGP breaks alliance with BJP over Citizenship Bill

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GUWAHATI: Union Home Minister to persuade a last-ditch attempt after Monday’s assemination by Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), one of the two allies in BJP-led alliance government in Assam.

Rajnath Singh

to withdraw the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

AGP president and agriculture minister Atul Bora said, “We have tried our best to oppose the bill.” We had support

Nitish Kumar

and

Shiv Sena

And today when Assam is burning in protest against the bill, BJP has completely ignored the sentiments of the people of Assam. So there is no question of continuing in the alliance with BJP. ”

Bora and AGP leaders held a meeting with Singh this morning. “We said the home minister in clear terms that the bill violates the Assam Accord and the people of Assam do not want it. The home minister replied that the bill in all likelihood will be placed in the Lok Sabha tomorrow, “Bora said.

AGP has three ministers in the

Sarbananda Sonowal

government and all of them are expected to resign

The BJP-led government in Assam will, however, survive without AGP. In the house of 126, BJP has 61 members and is short of a simple majority by just two members. Its support will continue from the other ally, Bodo People’s Front (BPF), which has 12 members. AGP with 14 members will now join the opposition consisting of Congress, which has 25 members and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), whose strength is 13

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Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) snaps ties with BJP in Assam

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