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High drama: AGP worker locks up party head office in Guwahati

Asom Gana Parishad supporter comes all the way from Jorhat; furious over rumours of party’s alliance with ruling BJP in state

Guwahati: There was high drama in Guwahati on Thursday after an Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) worker locked up the regional party's head office in the city.

The man, identified as Mantu Dutta, had come all the way from Jorhat in upper Assam to take the 'extreme' step after he was furious over rumours that the party will once again forge an alliance with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the state.

The AGP had earlier snapped ties with the BJP over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

The AGP remained locked up for 30 minutes, said sources. “I was not mentally stable over rumours that AGP will again move into an alliance with the BJP. We did this to keep alive our party and our Jaati. The AGP is the last option after BJP and Congress for the people of the state to trust on,” Dutta added.