Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is schedule to arrive in Guwahati on Friday even as death toll in Guwahati serial blast has gone up to six on Friday.
According to information, one person, who was seriously injured on Thursday, succumbed to his injuries overnight. Some fifty people are undergoing treatment at the Guwahati Medical College Hospital after they were admitted on Thursday.
Union home minister P Chidambaram who arrived here minutes after the blast on Friday morning visited the injured people at the GMCH and understood to have instructed the authorities to ensure better treatment to these people.
Assam’s political landscape is set to undergo a major change if the hectic political confabulations are any indication a year ahead of the assembly polls.
The Opposition Asom Gana Parishad is more or less finalizing a huge alliance with seven small regional parties. Talking to Assam Times, the regional party leaders said that the alliance would help them efficiently take on Congress and BJP.
“Under no circumstance we will move BJP for help not to speak of the Congress. We have already arrived at a consensus with seven small regional parties,” said a senior AGP leader.
He, however, did not disclose how many candidates AGP and its allies would field in the assembly polls. “We have yet to decide the total number of seats. The picture would be clear within a next few months,” he said.
Since 2001, the AGP-BJP allies have been failing to fetch any benefit where Congress has been retaining power. If the huge alliance field the winnable candidates it would put both BJP and Congress in trouble.
Another factor that matters the pre poll scenario is the Aam Admi Party. The astounding performance by the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in Delhi assembly polls would help the AAP men in Assam woo the voters.
“People are fade up with both Congress and BJP. The Tarun Gogoi government has failed to deliver the goods during the last fourteen years. The NDA government at the Centre has done precious little for Assam and its people. What we can expect from Delhi and Dispur? We would appeal to the people to give us a chance ,” said an AAP leader.
Congress is playing development card while BJP pins hopes on Modi magic. AGP is coming with a huge alliance. The AIUDF leadership have been leaving no stone unturned to expand its base. A party leader told Assam Times that they are planning to field at least 100 candidates this time.
On the other hand, BPF is likely to change its loyalty. The party is contemplating support for BJP if the ruling party at the Centre requires. But in the same breath, it is not averse to back Congress if need be to form the government.
There was a bomb blast in the Fancy Bazar area, Guwahati on Saturday at around 3 in the afternoon. According to eye witnesses, the blast source was a 'larger diwali cracker' kept in a dust bin. Police sources says it a minor incident due to some explosive blast. However, a few people are injured and admitted in the near by hospital. Details awaited.
As a part of the ongoing diamond jubilee celebration the Golaghat District Sports Association (GDSA) is going to organize an all assam open sports quiz on July 7. A maximum of two numbers of two member team accredited by their respective sports association can participate in the competition. There will be prize money of Rs. 25,000 and 20,000 for the winner and the runners-up respectively. The last date for sending entries is June 30 and one can contact 9435054453 for details.