The AGP steering committee is holding a crucial meeting on Saturday afternoon to clear the decision to handover the prestigious Guwahati Lok Sabha seat to the BJP. According to AGP sources, the leaders are ready to leave the seat formally despite protests from several party leaders. On the other hand, BJP is ready to field its candidate in Guwahati after the AGP leadership agreed in principle to do so while they held talk with BJP top guns in New Delhi. But the deal bristled with difficulties in the face of vociferous protest from the Kamrup district AGP leaders.
Notably, AGP earlier had several rounds of talks to end the deadlock but failed to clear the air.
Over 300 people travelling at the Rajdhani Express had a narrow escape when their coach caught fire on Saturday.
The incident took place at the Rajdhani Express down in the morning. Passengers in the Coach No 7 suddenly came to notice smokes bellowing inside the coach as soon as the train arrived in Sarupeta station at around 6 in the morning.
When the passengers brought it to the notice of the officials, the train was halted and the entire coach was vacated.
The fire, which was extinguished within half and hour, was believed to have erupted because of technical snags.