Asom Gana Parishad

  • Protests continue, Assam Nagaland National Highway blocked August 21, 2014

    Guwahati: There is no breakthrough yet in the violence along the Assam-Nagaland border where students of the Asamese Adivasi community have blocked the national highway 36 in protest. The Army's help has been sought to control the situation. Three people were killed and six had been injured in clashes on...
  • Watch: 2014 Lok Sabha elections begin, voting on in Assam, Tripura April 7, 2014

    Voting is on in Assam and Tripura as the first of the 9-phase 2014 Lok Sabha election began on Monday. The fate of 51 candidates from 5 constituencies in Assam will be decided while 13 candidates will contest in the multi-cornered fight in Tripura. More than 235 security companies have...
  • 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...
  • Tarun Gogoi slams Asom Gana Parishad, BJP over development October 9, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday rejected the claims of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) that the Congress government was reaping the fruits of development it had sowed when in power. Terming the AGP rule as the darkest chapter in Assam's history, he said several family members of the...
  • 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...
  • AGP to initiate legal action against Rahul Gandhi June 1, 2013

    Guwahati: Strongly reacting to AICC vice president Rahul Gandhi's purported remarks that Asom Gana Parishad was in power for a term allegedly with the backing of insurgents, AGP on Friday said it would initiate legal action him. "We strongly condemn his comments and are consulting experts for initiating legal action...
  • AGP slams Rahul Gandhi after WikiLeaks revelation May 29, 2013

    Guwahati: Assam's regional political party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Tuesday slammed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his comments on the regional party a few years ago, which were released by WikiLeaks recently. Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Guwahati, AGP secretary Durga Das Boro said that...
  • Assam govt responsible for violence in RHAC areas: AGP February 12, 2013

    Guwahati: Blaming the state government for violence in the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) areas of Assam, opposition Asom Gana Parishad on Tuesday said the situation had escalated due to "high-handedness" of the ruling Congress party. "The opposition parties, including the AGP, had asked the state government to hold talks...
  • Will bring white paper on Assam floods: Gogoi September 30, 2012

    Guwahati: Accusing the BJP and Asom Gana Parishad of playing politics over flood and poaching of rhinos, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday announced that his government will bring out two white papers on flood relief and wildlife conservation to "expose" the opposition parties. Speaking to reporters at the state...
  • Assam polls: Prafulla Kumar Mahanta files papers March 25, 2011

    Guwahati: Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Chandra Mohan Patowary were among the 205 candidates who filed nomination for the second phase of Assam assembly election on Thursday, the penultimate day for filing of papers. According to additional chief electoral officer M C Sahu, 205...
  • BJP, Asom Gana Parishad split in Assam March 23, 2011

    Guhwati: Asom Gana Parishad and the BJP, one time allies, have parted ways for this time's elections in Assam. But both parties are banking on the same issues of corruption, law and order, and Bangladesh immigrants - so why part ways? AGP President, Chandra Mohan Patowary said, "This time we are...
  • AGP promises corruption-free govt March 22, 2011

    Guwahati: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Monday released its manifesto for the April Assembly polls in Assam promising a development-oriented and corruption-free government. Releasing the manifesto here, AGP chief Chandra Mohan Patowary said the party was committed to remove corruption from all levels if voted to power. "We are committed to...
  • AGP releases 4th list of candidates for polls March 22, 2011

    Guwahati: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad on Saturday announced its fourth list of candidates, including the names of four new contestants, for coming Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11 next. AGP president Chandramohn Patowary announcing the list of 26 hopefuls said he would contest from his old Dharmapur seat. The prominent...
  • BJP paid Rs 8 cr for alliance with AGP: Cong March 18, 2009

    Guwahati: The ruling Congress in Assam on Tuesday alleged that BJP had paid Rs 8 crore to Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) for the alliance between the two parties in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Claiming that AGP had received the money from BJP for electioneering, Assam...
  • BJP-AGP combine to win 14 seats: BJP leader March 20, 2009

    Guwahati: The BJP on Tuesday claimed that the BJP-AGP combine in Assam would win at least eight of the 14 Parliamentary constituencies in the state. People of the state were disenchanted with the Congress and would vote in favour of the BJP-AGP combine, BJP Vice-President Bijoya Chakraborty told reporters on...
  • BJP-AGP alliance talks hit rough weather over Guwahati March 20, 2009

    New Delhi: The seat-sharing arrangement between BJP and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) seemed to have met rough weather following differences over the Guwahati seat. The understanding between the two parties was scheduled to be announced at a joint press conference to be held at BJP headquarters on Wednesday noon in the...
  • AGP not to issue whip, but will vote against Govt July 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The Asom Gana Parishad, which has two MPs in Lok Sabha, will not issue any whip to members but has decided to vote against the UPA government during the trial of strength. "We will not issue any whip. But we have already decided that our two MPs - Arun...
  • ISI agents appointed in Assam: report September 6, 2006

    Guwahati: Pakistan’s ISI agents are working in Assam’s Social Welfare Department and 250 people of a particular community have been given jobs illegally, the Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) alleged on Wednesday, quoting from what it said was a secret government report. Presenting a copy of a ‘probe’ before reporters, AGP...