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    AASU-AJYCP’s new political party to explore possibility of unification

    By Debananda Medak

    GUWAHATI: The much-talked-about unification of all the regional forces of Assam under one roof may soon become reality as the new regional party to be formed under the joint initiative of All Assam Students’ Union’s (AASU) and Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) will explore the possibility. 

    Talking to Time8, AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath on Tuesday indicated that the new regional party will explore the possibility once it is formed.

    Notably, the much-awaited new regional political party to be formed under the joint initiative of the AASU and AJYCP is going to see the daylight within the next couple of days. The ‘Assam Advisory Committee’ jointly formed by the AASU and AJYCP recently suggested the formation of a new regional political party to meet the aspiration of the people Assam. 

    Nath said, “It is too early to comment on the possibility of the unification of all the regional political parties of the state as we still represent the apex students’ body. However, since the ‘Assam Advisory Committee’ has suggested for forming a new regional political party, it will definitely explore the possibility.”

    The AASU’s general conference is scheduled for the end of October this year in which AASU leaders – President Dipanka Kumar Nath, General Secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi and advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya is expected to walk out from the apex students’ body to join the new regional party.

    On Monday, jailed anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act leader and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi appealed and pressed all the ethnic organisations, indigenous tribal bodies and regional political parties to remain united under one banner to oust the ruling BJP in the ensuing assembly election scheduled for 2021.

    Taking reference to Gogoi’s statement, the AASU president said, “The new regional political party will definitely act on the same line to achieve the unification. However, AASU and KMSS cannot work together for they practice two different ideologies and that is polar opposite from each other.”

    Earlier, AASU general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi too indicated ‘understandings’ with other regional forces keeping in mind the 2021 assembly elections.

    Further, a source of the AASU said that both the AASU as well as the AJYCP have been expanding its organisational works at the panchayat level. “The new regional party will pitch candidates in at least 100 constituencies,” the source said.


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