AGP

  • Phase 4 of LS polls on Saturday; to cover 7 seats in four states 11-04-2014 05:03 PM

    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...
  • Assam: 86 canditates file nominations for third phase LS polls 05-04-2014 08:03 PM

    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...
  • Assam: Lakhimpur real test for Congress, tea tribe votes key in Dibrugarh 05-04-2014 12:20 PM

    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,...
  • Young candidates in fray for LS polls in Assam 03-04-2014 05:45 PM

    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...
  • Assam poll tracker: Big lead for Congress, BJP and AGP way behind 31-03-2014 08:44 PM

    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 27-03-2014 11:21 AM

    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...
  • AGP releases its Lok Sabha manifesto 14-03-2014 04:55 PM

    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 10-03-2014 11:00 AM

    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...
  • LS polls: AGP non-committal over cementing an alliance with BJP 06-03-2014 08:19 AM

    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 26-02-2014 06:21 PM

    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...
  • AGP non-commital on alliance with BJP in upcoming LS polls 21-01-2014 03:39 PM

    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...
  • Assam: AGP sends Rs 500 crore legal notice to Rahul Gandhi 06-06-2013 10:34 AM

    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 16-05-2011 08:16 AM

    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...
  • Fulfilment of people's needs lead to Cong victory 14-05-2011 04:09 PM

    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...
  • Cong storms back to power for 3rd time in Assam 13-05-2011 10:50 PM

    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 his cabinet colleagues emerged...
  • Gogoi leads Cong to a win in Assam 13-05-2011 08:22 AM

    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...
  • Assam polls: Gogoi set for a hat-trick 13-05-2011 07:16 AM

    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...
  • Stage set for counting of votes in Assam 12-05-2011 09:15 PM

    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...
  • We will form Assam govt, say both Cong, Oppn 10-05-2011 02:37 PM

    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...
  • AGP forms panel to hold post-poll alliance talks 03-05-2011 10:55 AM

    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...
  • Gogoi confident of Congress win in Assam 29-04-2011 04:29 PM

    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...
  • Nalbari district records highest votes in Assam 12-04-2011 12:30 PM

    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...
  • Assam looking for change: Patowary 09-04-2011 03:28 PM

    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...
  • Assam: BJP, AGP parties of hypocrites, says Gogoi 09-04-2011 12:10 PM

    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...
  • Sonia blames BJP-AGP for Assam infiltration 08-04-2011 04:38 PM

    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...
  • Cong committed to development of all: PM 07-04-2011 05:24 PM

    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...
  • Assam polls see rise in tainted faces in fray 07-04-2011 11:46 AM

    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 06-04-2011 05:37 PM

    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...
  • Cong minister shaky against Mahanta in Assam poll 06-04-2011 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Corruption charges against Gogoi baseless: Sheila 06-04-2011 10:55 AM

    Guwahati: Rubbishing corruption charges against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his Delhi counterpart Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday hit out at AGP and BJP, saying the opposition has no moral right to level such allegations. "Neither AGP nor BJP has any clear stand on the issue (of corruption). Hence, they have...