GUWAHATI: The Jimochhaya People’s Party (JPP), which won seven of the 22 seats in the Deori Autonomous Assembly in Upper Assam last week to emerge as the main opposition party, has decided to extend its support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ), Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said late on Sunday.
The BJP and its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) retained power by winning 12 of the 22 seats in the assembly. The JPP, a small group from the Deori community, won seven seats, the Congress two and an independent candidate.
“JPP fought the elections in a manner that was against BJP and Congress. After I had a meeting with them, the party leaders expressed their desire to support BJP to ensure the overall development of the Deori community,” Sarma said after a meeting. held a meeting with JPP leaders in Guwahati on Sunday.
“We have decided to join hands with BJP to form the next DAC government. JPP is determined to extend unconditional support for the greater good of the people of Deori,” added JPP president Mahesh. Deori.
The chief minister said that the chief executive of Deori will be from the BJP. Other details of the partnership will be finalized at a later date.
Debakant Deori who won as an independent candidate from Chichi Borgaon seat said that he too will support BJP. “I have also decided to support the BJP. If I get a seat in the DAC, it will help address the problems faced by people from my constituency,” he said after meeting the chief minister.
The JPP was earlier in alliance with the Congress but accused its ally of trying to “control” the smaller outfits shortly after the election results were announced on Thursday.
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