by NEWSNER , 2021-03-04 11:25:09
While it's amply clear that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) might contest in Bodoland with none alliance with the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) within the 2021 assembly elections with the saffron party having ditched its ally of 5 years within the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections that were held in December last, speculations of forming alliances for the 2021 Assam elections is now all about whether the BJP also will hack with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)? If BJP insiders are to be believed, the saffron party won't hack with the AGP for the 2021 elections.
A state executive party member of BJP, lecture G Plus under the condition of anonymity said, “The calculation this point is different and therefore the BJP wants to retain its votes which it received during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. In no way the BJP will break its alliance with AGP because in many constituencies AGP’s votes attend the BJP and the other way around with even the AGP getting BJP votes.”
The source said that AGP has some fixed votes in every constituency, and if the alliance is broken those votes might go against the BJP. Therefore, the BJP won't break the alliance with the AGP.
He added that even some AGP leaders want to continue being in power like they're within the present government. But he also said that AGP doesn't have the other option and thus the party has got to be proud of whatever constituencies they're going to get to contest in as allowed by the BJP during the forthcoming seat-sharing discussion.
Talking about the alliance, AGP leader Ramendra Narayan Kalita, lecture G Plus said, “The BJP leaders have already announced that there's an area and regional alliance with AGP but everything will depend upon seat sharing. The seat-sharing discussion remains pending and therefore the decision on the alliance for 2021 is going to be taken only after the seat-sharing decision is taken.”
As AGP was founded by All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leaders, the recently formed Assam Jatiya Parishad has also been founded by AASU leaders and hence it's important to understand if there is often an alliance between BJP and AJP.
AJP leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi said that an alliance between AJP and BJP isn't possible. “There are ideological issues,” said Gogoi.
The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) led by perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal has agreed to hitch hands with the Indian National Congress with the precise target of defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party next year's assembly elections. It's decided to unite Congress and therefore the Left and given this partnership, the BJP is probably going to vary its strategy for the 2021 Assam assembly elections.
“Around 15 to twenty sitting BJP MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly) won't get tickets for the constituencies from where that they had won the last elections,” said a highly placed source within the BJP.
The source revealed that the BJP leadership is analysing the vote share received within the last elections constituency-wise and accordingly the votes are being counted. So if AIUDF, Congress and therefore the Left are forming a partnership, the BJP is counting what percentage votes together this alliance will get against the BJP.
In this scenario, the BJP also will calculate what percentage votes the party will gain from an alliance with the AGP.
But it's being calculated that the AGP in alliance with BJP will get only a few seats to contest. A highly placed source within the BJP, lecture G Plus, revealed that the BJP is eyeing to contest Gauhati (West) seat as there are many BJP supporters within the constituency. The source said that though Ramendra Narayan Kalita is that the sitting AGP MLA from the constituency, in 2021 the seat might see a BJP candidate contesting from it and if the AGP doesn't have the other option, they're going to need to accept as true with whatever proposal is given by the BJP.
So, little question the alliance between BJP and AGP will remain as before, but the BJP will always be the dominating party within the alliance.