Guwahati: A scuffle broke out Saturday between Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) workers and protesters belonging to various outfits over the party’s alliance with the BJP for the upcoming general elections, police said.
A few people escaped with minor injuries in the incident that happened in front of the AGP headquarters at Ambari, they said. Several protesters, who claimed were ordinary citizens, had gathered in front of the AGP office on Saturday. When a group of AGP workers came out of the party office to disperse them, a scuffle followed in which a few women protesters received minor injuries.
Security forces, however, quickly brought the situation under control. Protests against the AGP entering into fresh alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has evoked widespread resentment among people, including a section of the AGP's leaders and members, who are opposed to the alliance. Party members had locked the AGP office in Jorhat on Friday as protests raged on in various districts across Assam.
AGP’s founding president Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has opposed the alliance with the BJP over the citizenship bill issue....