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Mahanta defeats Hazarika, regains AGP presidentship

Former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has been elected as AGP president after the founder president defeated his rival Padma Hazarika by a margin of 37 votes in the party’s first-ever battle of ballots on Thursday.

Mahanta, the two time chief minister said that he would try his best to give the party a fresh lease of life.

On the other hand, Atul Bora defeated Kumar Deepak Das to be elected at the end of the neck and neck fight for working president.

The voting which began at 9 in the morning and concluded at 3 in the afternoon. The results formally announced at 5 in the evening.

Notably, for the first time the regional party held polls to elect its president and working president after the failure to arrive at a consensus candidate for the posts. Sitting president Chandra Mohan Patowary and former president Brindabon Goswami stayed away from voting on Thursday.

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