Addressing a press conference here today, senior AGP leader and former Union Minister Birendra Prasad Baishya said the people of Assam came to the polling booths during the panchayat polls with a view to opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 and for the preservation of their land, culture and heritage.
“AGP will secure the highest number of seats in the panchayat elections. People of Assam have voted in the panchayat polls with a view to preserve and protect their land, language, culture and heritage,” Baishya said.
He added that AGP has received massive backing of the electorate and claimed that BJP has become apprehensive due to this. The AGP also accused its coalition partner of resorting to ‘cheap politics’ to win the polls.
Speaking on the occasion, AGP general secretary and chief spokesperson Manoj Saikia said BJP and Congress have displayed ‘brotherly affection’ in criticising the regional party.