PRAFULLA KUMAR MAHANTA

  • 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 noncommital on alliance with BJP in upcoming LS polls January 21, 2014

    AGP president and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Tuesday was noncommital 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • AGP forms panel to hold postpoll alliance talks May 3, 2011

    Guwahati: The opposition AGP has formed a fourmember 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...
  • Assam: Mahanta complains to EC against Cong April 4, 2011

    Nagaon: Former Assam Chief Minister and senior AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has lodged a complaint with the Election Commission alleging violence by his Congress opponent in Samuguri Assembly constituency. "At least 15 Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) supporters have been injured in preplanned attacks by supporters of Congress nominee and minister...
  • ULFA remains threat to Assam election March 27, 2011

    Guwahati: The shadow of ULFA hangs on the coming Assam polls as it has always on all previous elections, both parliamentary and assembly, during the three decades of its existence. Though a major faction of ULFA, led by its chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa, has stated it has nothing to do with the...
  • Cong manifesto promises continuing peace process March 27, 2011

    Guwahati: The peace process initiated by Congress government in Assam will be taken ahead and the elusive ULFA commanderinchief Paresh Baruah, known for his antitalk stand, will be pursuaded to come to the negotiating table, the party's manifesto for the April assembly polls said. Congress, which is seeking to be returned...
  • Mahantas in hand cash 11, 117, own no car March 26, 2011

    Guwahati: Two time former Chief Minister and leader of the opposition in the Assam assembly Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has no car and has cash balance of only Rs 11, 117 in hand. According to the affidavit filed in the Nagaon Deputy Commissioner's court, Mahanta who is contesting from two assembly constituencies...
  • 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...
  • Gogoi among 87 candidates to file nominations March 17, 2011

    Guwahati: Eightyseven candidates on Wednesday filed their nominations, including Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, for 62 Assembly constituencies in Assam which go to polls in the first phase on April 4, 2011. Gogoi filed his nomination from Titabor Assembly constituency in Jorhat district. Other prominent candidates to file their papers include Deputy Speaker...
  • Mahanta to contest from two seats March 17, 2011

    Guwahati: Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta will be AGP's candidate from Samaguri in addition to his home constituency of Barhampur. Mahanta will be pitted against sitting MLA and Minister for Forest and Tourism Rockybul Hussain at Samaguri, from where he is contesting for the first time. His name for the...