Guwahati: Members of Asom Gana Parishad’s (AGP) Mahanagar Committee protested outside the party head office at Ambari in Guwahati, Assam on Thursday.
Around 50 members who had come to hold a meeting at the AGP head office regarding issues and concerns of people related to Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019 were denied entry into the office, following which they sat down in front of the party office and sounded slogans against the party leadership.
They also demanded the immediate resignation of four AGP leaders in positions with the state government including party president Atul Bora.
Addressing media persons, Jiten Deka, president, Guwahati unit of AGP, said that they have two proposals and they have “have been summoned by president of AGP Atul Bora tomorrow at 10 am to discuss on our present situation”.
Explaining Thursday’s issue, he said: “Today’s situation was because of the CAB [CAA]. The government has imposed the CAB in allover India including Assam and now we just have to say that Assam is different. Assam has been fighting against inclusion of immigrants since decades, and that is how Assam Gana Parisad was born. So we won’t accept CAA at any cost.”
“We want Atul Bora along with three others to resign as the party’s condition is not good at present. This party should be community-based ruling. And all the decisions taken by the central government are not correct; sometimes they have to ask the zilas,” Deka said.
He added that since the office was locked, they had to conduct their meeting downstairs within the campus. “The police came here to ask regarding our meeting but we said that it is conducted within office premises so we will handle these ourselves. We are hurt that the office has been locked down. So we urge to open the office again and work here as before.”