Guwahati: After 35 years of floating the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) will try to acquire political power in the state again in the ensuing Assam assembly polls through its newly floated party “Asom Jatiya Parishad”.
History was created in the socio-political scenario of the state on Monday as the the front-ranking students bodies with support from AJYCP have announced the name of their political party, “Asom Jatiya Parishad” with the sole motto- ‘Assam first, always and ever’ at a joint press conference here on Monday.
The name was announced by the conveners of Assam advisory committee convenors Krishna Gopal Bhattacharya and Basanta Deka in Guwahati
The leaders of AASU-AJYCP also made the report of the 16-member advisory panel public during the joint press conference. The panel was constituted to chalk out a future roadmap for the AASU and the AJYCP on social, economic, education, and political issues.
Lurinjyoti Gogoi, general secretary, AASU, in his post in Assamese in Twitter, said, “The political party which has the aspirations of the Assamese people has been named – Asom Jatiya Parishad.”
“To prevent the communal, nationalist and anti-Assam powers, following the advise of the people of Assam, all the regional powers have come together with a hope to rise politically. All hail Assam,” Gogoi further added in a series of tweets.
Speaking to the media, the members of this new political front stated that the party will start its organisational work in 25 districts, and all the tribes in Assam will have their representation in the party.
Under the slogan, “Ghore Ghore Aami” (We are in every household), it was declared that the party would not just be an ordinary political party, but would be a people’s party.
It was further notified that the constitution of the party will be ready soon, and party’s stand to stay away from communalism will find its mention in it.
After the formation of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), 35 years later AASU has decided to come up with another political front and hence creating a new narrative for possible political scenarios and alliances ahead of upcoming assembly elections.
The Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), another powerful students’ body, and a few other social organisations have helped the AASU in their second bid to acquire political power in the state. The newly formed party will contest over 80-100 seats in the Assam elections next year, as announced in the press meet.
District-level party leaders were named in the press conference. Former AASU leader Chittaranjan Basumatary has been made in-charge of Jonai, and Dhemaji. Raju Phukan has been made in-charge of Golaghat, Jorhat and Bokakhat.
Former state minister Jagadish Bhuyan has been made the coordinator of the party.
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