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Mahanta Elected New President of AGP Party

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Former two times chief minister of Assam and founder president of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), a major political party of Assam, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta elected as the new president of the party on Thursday.

In a close contest Mahanta defeated firebrand younger MLA Padma Hazarika by 37 votes in the organizational elections of AGP held at the party headquarters at Ambari in Guwahati.

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"We will looked for reforms the party postion and put it on track to revival before the next assembly election 2016," Mahanta said after gaining the top post of his party.

The party which was in power for two times in Assam, now have only 10 MLA's in the 126 member assembly.

390 out of 395 members of the party casted their votes in the election.

"We are happy about the party members want Mahanta takes command of the party," an AGP leader said.

Apart from the president post, senior leader of the regional party Atul Bora won as the Executive President by 68 votes.
AGP hold the election to pick up its leadership for the first time since 1985.

The party had elected 28 members, as a president and a working president, five general secretaries and 21 executive members.

AGP was formed after the historic Assam Accord of 1985.
58 years old Prafulla Kumar Mahanta served as the chief minister of Assam for two times, 1985-1990 and 1996-2001.

Hemanta Kumar Nath reports on local news in Assam, the north east Indian state. Read more stories by Hemanta Kumar Nath. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

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