Justifying the alliance between AGP and BJP, North-East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convener Himanta Biswa Sarma today said that neither the BJP nor the AGP has diluted their stand on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 but both the parties are going to the Lok Sabha polls with the agenda to make Narendra Modi country’s Prime Minister once again.
Sarma said this while addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters today. BJP president Ranjit Kumar Dass and AGP president Atul Bora were also present in the press conference.
“Neither BJP nor AGP has diluted their stand on CAB. The question during the Lok Sabha election is who will be the Prime Minister of India. Both the BJP and AGP are going to the Lok Sabha polls on the point of unity, which is we want to see Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India one more time. We are going to talk on CAB after the Lok Sabha elections through consultations and consensus,” said Sarma.
AGP president Atul Bora who was also present in the press conference said that there is nothing new in the alliance. “We have done the alliance with BJP in 2001, 2009 and in 2016. We are forging the alliance to defeat the Congress. There are some differences between us but we must fight the Lok Sabha polls on common issues to defeat the Congress,” said Bora.
“The then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh represented Assam but failed to take any concrete steps for development of Assam. But Narendra Modi has worked for development of Assam. We want to see him as Prime Minister once again for the sake of development,” the AGP president said.
He said that the AGP workers are enthusiastic about the alliance now.
The NEDA convener said that an AGP delegation will meet BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Saturday. Following this, Shah is going to meet the leaders of all the NEDA constituents in New Delhi on Sunday.