After the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) denied ticket to its founder president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta for Barhampur seat, the former Assam chief minister got in touch with Congress to contest the forthcoming assembly elections.
Talking to media persons, Assam Prdesh Congress Comiitee (APCC) president Ripun Bora said, “He (Mahanta) contacted us. But I don’t want to say anything more about that right now.”
Mahanta has been winning the Barhampur constituency since 1991.
According to reports, AGP has given away the seat to BJP. Former union minister Rajen Gohain and Jitu Goswami are strong contenders for the BJP ticket in Barhampur.
The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) will field its candidates in 24 constituencies for the upcoming Assam assembly elections. AIUDF will contest for 21 seats as an ally of the Congress-led grand alliance. The party will contest 3 other seats in a friendly manner.
The seats where the Badruddin Ajmal-led party will field its candidates are: