GUWAHATI: Putting forward his step into politics officially, former president of Asom Sahitya Sabha, Paramananda Rajbongshi, joined the regional camp of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on Tuesday.
Though speculations of Rajbongshi joining politics were doing the rounds, the former Sabha president said that he was always sure of joining AGP, which is an ally of the ruling BJP in Dispur.
He said, “I’ve always been an AGP person as I strongly advocate regionalism. Being with the Sabha and working for the greater Assamese community and our mother tongue has also inspired me to keep my regionalism spirit alive.”
Rajbonghi believed that in 2021 state polls, AGP would need to up its ante and to firm its reach and grip in the state.
“I have seen the Assam movement happening in front of me and the supreme sacrifice of our brothers and sisters who laid their lives for the community. Sadly, the Assam Accord which was the outcome of the agitation is yet to be implemented in totality. I joined AGP to contribute my bit for the fulfillment of the dreams of people of Assam,” he said.
He was welcomed to the party at its headquarter at Ambari here in presence of AGP president Atul Bora and other senior leaders including Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhusan Choudhury.
Rajbongshi served as the general secretary of the Sahitya Sabha and later elected as the president in the year 2017. He was also the principal of Pragjyotish College in Guwahati.
AGP president and state’s agriculture minister Atul Bora said, “Progressive regionalism is moving ahead with new force. Happy to welcome the former president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, Dr. Paramananda Rajbongshi along with many prominent personalities to AGP. Their joining has revitalised our spirits.”
Many others also joined the AGP on Tuesday.