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Thursday, December 05, 2019



Explained: AGP returns to BJP alliance; what happens now

March 13, 2019 8:48 pm

Trouble had been brewing in the AGP-BJP alliance due to the Citizenship Bill from long before their break-up was officially announced.

Assam polls: BJP, AGP workers protest poll tie-up

March 18, 2016 11:39 am

The protests grew louder after BJP national spokesman and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced the list of 24 Assembly constituencies that it had allotted the AGP.

Assam polls: AGP shuts door on BJP, set to go solo

February 19, 2016 12:44 am

The AGP and BJP had earlier entered into alliance thrice — the 2001 assembly elections, and the 2004 and 2009 Lok Sabha elections.

Identity trap in Assam

February 19, 2016 12:22 am

As BJP-AGP talks fail, Assam looks at a multi-cornered poll. Contenders must handle the sub-nationalist plank with care.

Assam: Lotus blooms by the Brahmaputra

May 17, 2014 2:58 am

Assam had never witnessed polarization of votes as seen this time.

Festival makes performers of Assam’s politicians

April 15, 2014 2:31 am

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, now in his eighties, dances with a Bihu troupe in Guwahati.

Gogoi, the only Congressman smiling... and a weeping police officer in a masjid

April 23, 2014 10:26 am

There is a reason why even as the AGP is declining, and the BJP is moving into its space, it isn’t credibly challenging the Congress.

When Mary Kom stares down at Narendra Modi

April 23, 2014 10:27 am

A new willingness to go out into India and compete rather than stay back and sulk is the most significant writing on the Assamese wall today.

AGP leader sacked for ‘mistake’ in casting vote

February 11, 2014 11:33 pm

He admitted the mistake but said AGP did not brief him on how to cast his vote.

‘Raja of Amethi’ in race from Assam

January 28, 2014 11:54 pm

There was speculation that the BJP was planning to field him from Amethi against Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha polls.