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    Atul Bora to challenge Civil Court’s order staying AGP election

    The lower court had also summoned Atul Bora, vice president Keshab Mahanta and cabinet minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury on November 19

    GUWAHATI: The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Atul Bora has decided to move a higher court soon against the order of a civil court here that had recently held that the Kendriya Sadharan Parishad meeting of AGP dated August 27 whereby Atul Bora was elected as the AGP President was in violation of the injunction order issued a day before the event.

    The court was of the view that in spite of receiving the stay order of the court through Whatsapp on August 26 by them and in spite of having information of the stay order dated August 26 through newspapers and news channels of Assam upon the opposite parties, they (AGP members) showed complete disregard to the stay order and proceeded with the meeting violating the court’s order as well as COVID protocol.

    The lower court while staying all the resolutions passed in the meeting including the election of Atul Bora as President, had also issued summon to the violators which also includes Atul Bora, vice president Keshab Mahanta and cabinet minister Phani Bhushan Choudhury on November 19.

    Bora said, “We had held the meeting in compliance with our party constitution. Since our terms in the party had ended, the meeting was due and we had to hold it within September as per the election commission norms. Moreover, we received the court’s order only after the meeting had ended on August 27.”

    Earlier, former chief minister Prafulla Mahanta who also reached the AGP office at Ambari to attend the meeting chose not to participate in it after he came to know about the court’s restriction order. He also had said that it would be illegal to hold such a function.

    AGP which has been in alliance with the ruling BJP in the state has once again decided to go with the alliance in the coming 2021 state polls. Bora who is also the state’s agriculture minister said that it was the BJP government only which has shown the political will to address Assam’s problems.

    “It was for the first time that Centre had formed a high-level committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord. Also, steps have been taken for border sealing as well as identifying illegal infiltrators. BJP is at the Centre and it has shown the political will to solve Assam’s issues and we are hopeful about it,” Bora added.


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