AGP, NPP pledge to unite against NE problems

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GUWAHATI, February 14: Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president, Atul Bora and National People’s Party (NPP) national president and Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad K. Sangma have pledged to work unitedly on the common problems of the Northeast in the days to come.
After having accomplished a common objective of preventing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 from getting tabled in Rajya Sabha, both the leaders returned here along with other party members on the same ight from New Delhi to a rousing welcome by hundreds of supporters, shouting victory slogans and waving both AGP and NPP ags at the LGBI Airport on Thursday evening.
Addressing reporters at the AGP oce here, Bora informed that both he and Sangma had a discussion in regard to the way forward and decided to join hands for tackling the common problems of the region.
The Meghalaya chief minister had told the media in Delhi that “there will be a united voice of Northeast” and that the parties need to work more aggressively in the coming days keeping in mind the interests of the people of the region.
Asked whether AGP would give a rethink on the alliance with BJP, now that the Bill could not be tabled in Rajya Sabha, the AGP president however declined from giving a clear answer, saying, “With the Lok Sabha elections nearing, whatever decision is taken would be taken by taking the people, parties and organisations into condence. The party is yet to decide as to whether we are going alone or are allying with or how are we going ahead. We would take a decision only after a party meeting.”
On why the resignation letters of the three AGP ministers have not been submitted to the Governor, the former minister said that they had quit alliance and resigned from their posts immediately after the meeting with the Union home minister did not work in their favour. “So, why the resignation letters haven’t reached the Governor is something that we cannot comment now,” Bora added.
The AGP leader thanked all the parties, organisations, citizens and the people for the united ght against CAB and reassured that the regional party along with other parties would continue to work and remain united and alert against any move by the Centre which might be potentially detrimental to the interests of the Northeast. (Courtesy: TST)