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War of words in Assam as poll campaign starts off

india Updated: Mar 17, 2009 10:01 IST

With the Lok Sabha polls barely a month away, the war of words between the two major political entities in Assam - the ruling Congress and opposition Asom Gana Parishad-BJP combine - has geared up.

The trend was set by the Congress at their launch of the poll campaign on March 7 when the party unleashed a no-holds-barred attack on the 'unholy' AGP-BJP alliance, terming it as a 'compromise' made at the cost of the state's interest.

Party spokesman and senior minister Himanata Biswa Sarma said the AGP was devoid of any principle which is why it joined hands with the BJP which had failed to do anything for the state during its stint at the Centre.

The minister charged the Opposition party with 'sacrificing' prestigious seats including that of Guwahati to the party.

AGP president Chandra Mohan Patwary was quick to react when at a rally the next day, he charged that Congress leaders were incapable of taking any independent decision and knocked at Delhi's door for 'any matter'.