Serious differences seem to have cropped up between allies in Assam – the BJP and Axom Gana Parishad (AGP) over seat sharing. 

Both the parties earlier failed to solve differences and reach an agreement on seat sharing for the upcoming Assam Assembly elections at the State-level. 

With just over 20 days left for the first phase of elections, leaders of the AGP will meet BJP National president JP Nadda in Delhi on Wednesday. 

The leaders of Assam BJP unit would also be present in the meeting. 

Earlier on Monday (March 1), AGP leaders had staged a walkout from a meeting between both the parties in Guwahati, which was convened to discuss seat sharing arrangement. 

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‘Ignorance’ by the BJP leaders on the demands of the AGP led to staging of walkout by the AGP leaders from the meeting. 

The BJP reportedly is demanding at least 7 seats, which the AGP had won in the 2016 Assam Assembly Elections. 

The AGP has been in alliance with the BJP in Assam since 2016. 

The first phase of Assam Assembly elections would be held on March 27. 

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