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BJP to go it alone in Assam assembly poll

india Updated: Sep 22, 2010 18:22 IST

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Expressing surprise over alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad's decision to snap electoral understanding with it, BJP on Wednesday said it will go it alone in next year's assembly poll in Assam and produce better result.

"The AGP had declared during the Lok Sabha polls last year that BJP was its elder brother and had formally signed the election pact till 2011," BJP state unit president Ranjit Dutta told reporters in Guwahati.

Besides, AGP had not formally informed BJP of its decision to snap ties, Dutta said his party was prepared to fight the ensuing assembly election alone.

In the last Lok Sabha poll BJP had a better showing in Assam than AGP but still the regional party blamed the alliance for its defeat which was 'unfortunate', he said.

"AGP's decision will be judged by the people of the state," he said adding BJP had started preparations in 80 of the total 126 assembly seats in the first phase.

He also came down heavily on the Congress government of Tarun Gogoi saying it had failed to solve the infiltration problem and the border dispute with Nagaland.