AGP

  • Campaign ends for 6 Lok Sabha seats in third and final phase in Assam April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Hectic and high-pitched last minute canvassing amid soaring mercury levels marked the end of campaigning for Assam's six Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls in the third and final phase on April 24. Candidates of different political parties along with independents braved the heat, with temperature rising to more than...
  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states April 11, 2014

    The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place on Saturday covering seven constituencies in four states where over half-a-crore voters will decide the fate of 74 candidates. While the first phase of the nine phased electoral battle took place on April 7, the polling for the third phase concluded...
  • Assam: 86 canditates file nominations for third phase LS polls April 5, 2014

    Altogether 86 candidates have filed their nominations, with 29 on the last day on Saturday,for elections to six Assam Lok Sabha constituencies in the third and final phase polls scheduled on April 24. The highest number of 21 nominations have been filed for Gauhati parliamentary constituency followed by 18 in Barpeta,...
  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh April 5, 2014

    In the traditional Congress bastion of Dibrugarh, Ghatowar is locked in a battle with BJP's Rameswar Teli, a two-time former MLA from the oil township of Duliajan. Ghatowar, a tea community leader and former INTUC General Secretary, is bidding to retain the seat for the sixth time. Except in 2004, Congress has...
  • Young candidates in fray for LS polls in Assam April 3, 2014

    Candidates in the first two phases of Lok Sabha polls in Assam are a young lot with 26 of the 88 in fray in their 30s, 24 in their 40s and only two above the age of 80. There are three candidates in their 20s, 19 in 50s, nine in 60s...
  • Assam poll tracker: Big lead for Congress, BJP and AGP way behind April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: There is some good news for the Congress from the Northeastern state of Assam. The Congress which has been in power in Assam since 2001 has maintained its lead over opponents even in the latest survey. According to CNN-IBN-CSDS-Lokniti pre-poll survey it is expected to get 44 per...
  • LS polls phase 1: Subba richest, AGP has maximum 'criminal' candidates March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has analysed the self sworn affidavits of all 64 candidates contesting in the Lok Sabha elections phase one. Five Lok Sabha seats in Assam and 1 Lok Sabha seat in Tripura are voting in the first phase on April 7. Of total 64...
  • AGP releases its Lok Sabha manifesto March 14, 2014

    Guwahati: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has released its manifesto on Friday. Some of the key issues listed in the manifesto are how to tackle rising prices, illegal immigration and measures to stop it, health sector. The AGP has released its first list of eight candidates. There are 14 Lok...
  • GJM, two members of AGP join BJP March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a day of good news for the Bharatiya Janata Party, two members of the Asom Gana Parishad have joined the party and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has formed alliance with it. Former AGP president Chandra Mohan Patowary and former power minister Hiten Goswami joined the BJP on Monday...
  • LS polls: AGP non-committal over cementing an alliance with BJP March 6, 2014

    Guwahati: In a bid to strengthen its vote bank in the Northeast, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to tie-up with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), but the chief of the latter Prafulla Kumar Mahanta remained non-committal on the possibility of an alliance between the two parties ahead of...
  • AGP keeping open option of joining hands with BJP for LS polls February 26, 2014

    AGP President and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Wednesday kept open his party's option of joining hands with BJP for Lok Sabha polls, saying a decision will be taken soon. "I am not ruling it in or ruling it out. The party will take a a decision soon,"...
  • AGP non-commital on alliance with BJP in upcoming LS polls January 21, 2014

    AGP president and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Tuesday was non-commital over his party's alliance with BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, saying the party has not given a "thought" to the issue yet. "We have not thought over the issue.Party's top leaders will sit together soon and...
  • Assam: AGP sends Rs 500 crore legal notice to Rahul Gandhi June 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Asom Gana Parishad has sent a legal notice to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for a whopping Rs 500 crore. The party says it will sue Rahul for defamation after he alleged that the AGP came to power in Assam with help from insurgents. Assam Chief Minister...
  • AIUDF tries to have own Leader of Oppn in Assam May 16, 2011

    Guwahati: The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the second largest party with 18 seats, is trying to bring in three more MLAs to its fold so that it can have its own Leader of Opposition in the 13th Assam Assembly. "Since we have three members less than the required 21...
  • Fulfilment of people's needs lead to Cong victory May 14, 2011

    Guwahati: If the development plank the Congress rode on in the two previous elections endeared itself to voters in Assam, the near-absence of militancy for a considerable time made the party's position stronger in the 2011 assembly election. Absence of major militant violence ever since the arrest of top NDFB and...
  • Cong storms back to power for 3rd time in Assam May 13, 2011

    Guwahati: The Congress stormed back to power in Assam for the third consecutive time securing an absolute majority by bagging 78 seats in the 126-member Assembly. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi not only won by a handsome margin of 54,514 votes but also ensured that most of...
  • Gogoi leads Cong to a win in Assam May 13, 2011

    Guwahati: The Congress is on its way to a spectacular third successive victory in the Assam Assembly elections, winning 16 seats and leading in 68 of the 126 constituencies. Riding on the planks of development and peace, the Congress is set to form the 13th state legislature with most of its...
  • Assam polls: Gogoi set for a hat-trick May 13, 2011

    Guwahati: Is insurgency declining and is the development plank working either ways its Tarun Gogoi all the way in Assam. The CNN-IBN- The Week post poll survey for the state of Assam projects that. Unlike the last assembly elections, this time the Congress is sailing through winning between 64 to 72...
  • Stage set for counting of votes in Assam May 12, 2011

    Guwahati: The stage is set for counting of votes for Assam assembly on Friday more than a month after the polls to decide the fate of 1,081 candidates in 126 seats. Polling, by and large peaceful, was held in two phases on April 4 and April 11 and recorded a high...
  • We will form Assam govt, say both Cong, Oppn May 10, 2011

    Guwahati: The ruling Congress party and the opposition both exuded confidence of forming the next government in Assam ahead of the vote counting on May 13. Assembly elections for the state's 126 constituencies were held on April 4 and 11. "We are confident of coming back to power for the third straight...
  • AGP forms panel to hold post-poll alliance talks May 3, 2011

    Guwahati: The opposition AGP has formed a four-member committee led by working president Phanibhusan Choudhury to have talks with other parties, including BJP, in the event of the party reaching a favourable position to form a coalition government after May 13 results. While Choudhury would chair the committee, senior leaders Birendra...
  • Gogoi confident of Congress win in Assam April 29, 2011

    Guwahati: Tarun Gogoi on Friday claimed that Congress would return to form the government for the third consecutive time in Assam, where economic condition, law and order situation was considerably improved by it. "We have our plans and schemes in place to be taken up during our next term," a confident...
  • Nalbari district records highest votes in Assam April 12, 2011

    Guwahati: Nalbari district in Assam having a total of six assembly constituencies that went to second and last phase poll on Monday has recorded the highest voter turnout of 78.31 per cent. According to state election commission sources, Nalbari district topped the list of voter turnout in which the highest number...
  • Assam looking for change: Patowary April 9, 2011

    Nalbari: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Chandra Mohan Patowary on Saturday said people in Assam are looking for a change as they are fed up of the ten-year rule of Congress in the state. "There are winds of change and the people's mood is palpable. They want change," Patowary told...
  • Assam: BJP, AGP parties of hypocrites, says Gogoi April 9, 2011

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday described the opposition BJP and AGP as "parties of hypocrites" who were "shedding crocodile tears" for the people of Assam prior to the second phase assembly scheduled on April 11. "We the Assamese do want to accuse people in such harsh words but...
  • Sonia blames BJP-AGP for Assam infiltration April 8, 2011

    Guwahati: Hitting back at the BJP and the AGP, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday charged these parties with failing to check infiltration or enacting laws for the welfare of the people in Assam during their tenure. "I heard on Friday and saw on TV that these parties have raised the...
  • Cong committed to development of all: PM April 7, 2011

    Barpeta: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said Congress governments are committed to the development of all communities and sections and made no distinction between Hindus and Muslims. "The Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and the Tarun Gogoi-led government in Assam have undertaken several schemes for the development of minorities...
  • Assam polls see rise in tainted faces in fray April 7, 2011

    Guwahati: There are more candidates facing criminal charges in the fray for this Assam polls than the previous one in 2006. While six per cent of the candidates were facing criminal charges in 2006, this time the figure has jumped to eleven per cent for the two-phase poll ending on...
  • No impact of ULFA threat on turnout: Gogoi April 6, 2011

    Guwahati: The ULFA threat on Congress had no impact on the voter turnout in the first phase of polling in Assam and peace parleys with the group will continue without its elusive 'military chief' Paresh Baruah, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday said. "Paresh Baruah-led anti-talk faction's threat to Congress workers...
  • Cong minister shaky against Mahanta in Assam poll April 6, 2011

    Nagaon: Two-time former Assam chief minister Prafulla Mahanta, who is pitted against influential Congress minister Rockybul Hussain in Samarguri constituency in Nagaon district, is confident of emerging victorious. Mahanta, who created political history in 1985 by becoming the country's youngest chief minister, is also hopeful of the AGP emerging as the...