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  • The challenge to the BJP and Congress parties, after 35 years, AASU again came into the political arena

    Published on September 14, 2020

    By Bhupen Goswami

    Guwahati : The All Assam Students Union (AASU) formed a new political party in 1985 under the name Assam Gana Parishad. At that time the new party had won the assembly elections completely and became Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahant. This party ruled over 10 years. Now BJP party chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal was at one time the AASU president and general secretary. He joined the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) party under AASU’s leadership and then joined the BJP before Assam assembly elections 2016 and was made the Chief Minister of Assam.After 35 years, the AASU-AJYCP is again coming into the political arena. All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Assam Jatiyatabadi yova Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) on Monday called “Assam Jatiya Parishad” (AJP), a new ‘ Formed a regional ‘political party’. Party convenor Basant Deka announced this at a press conference in Guwahati.

     The names of several district-level party leaders were also announced at the communist conference. Former minister Jagdish Bhuiyan is also a member of the new party.Asu and the political party started by AJYCP (Assam) are likely to contest 80-100 seats in the assembly elections due early next year. All Assam Students Union (AASU) and Assam Jatiyatabadi yova Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) Has officially announced the formation of a new local political party, clarifying that both organizations will retain their non-political identity. Although the party’s convenor Basant Deka has said it will not form a pre-poll alliance with the Congress or be part of its proposed “grand alliance”, it is open to an understanding with the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS). AASU and AJYCP Has stated that the new party’s main guiding ideology will be “Assam first, always and always” within the framework of the Indian Constitution and in line with the country’s federal structure. According to the two organizations, the ‘new party will try to create as broad a base as possible to accommodate all the regional forces and to counter the strength of the ruling BJP-led coalition government.

    The Assam Gana Parishad, which was born at the behest of the Assam Movement for six years, is now being seen as the B team of the BJP. AASU and AJYCP formed the “Assam Advisory Committee” a few weeks ago. The committee included 16 prominent persons from the state to suggest a future roadmap by this committee to take action to protect the interests of the indigenous people of the state. The new leadership of the new party said that “the local people in the party There will be space for groups as well as people from other parts of the country. If Assam can accommodate Bangladeshis who came by 1971, it can certainly accommodate those who came from other parts of India, but in the true sense who made Assam their home. Our party will be an inclusive party in the true sense. He said that the situation arising out of CAA, the Centre’s treatment of the Central and State Governments with the people of Assam and the Assam Gana Parishad losing their regional character can be said to be factors of need for a new regional party. The new party will try to create as broad a base as possible to accommodate all regional forces and to counter the strength of the ruling BJP-led coalition government, the new party leadership said. It is important to mention here that despite widespread opposition, the voice of the formation of a strong regional front in Assam became stronger after the Center passed the CAA in January. The CAA granting citizenship to non-Muslims entering India from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan as of December 2014 is seen as a threat to Assamese culture and identity. It is also considered a violation of the 1985 Assam Accord.AASU, AJYCP and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) have been at the forefront of the anti-CAA movement in Assam.

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