GUWAHATI: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Tuesday set September 20 as the deadline for the unification of all the regional political parties of the state.
Categorically appealing the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Assam Jatiayatabadi Yuba-Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), the KMSS president Vasco D Saikia said, “We wish the AASU as well as the AJYCP a purposeful beginning for their newly formed regional political party – Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP). However, we are still urging them (AASU-AJYCP) to unite all the regional forces of the state under one symbol, flag and agenda to defeat the ruling BJP in the ensuing assembly election, scheduled for 2021. We will wait till September 20.”
Saikia stressed that only a united regional party can defeat the ruling BJP. “Not only the ruling BJP, but we must also prevent the emergence of the Congress-All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) alliance. Divided regional forces would neither oust the BJP nor prevent the Congress-AIUDF alliance in the ensuing assembly elections,” the peasant leader said.
Notably, the KMSS has been advocating for a united regional political party under one platform keeping in mind the 2021 assembly elections. The peasant organisations had also appealed all the existing and to be formed regional political parties, indigenous organisations and tribal bodies of the state to occupy Dispur in 2021. However, the AASU, on several occasions sharply denied merger with the KMSS citing ideological differences.
Similarly, Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) chief convenor Ajit Kumar Bhuyan also appealed the regional political parties of the state to remain united under one roof. However, Bhuyan conditioned the regional forces to extend support to the Congress-AIUDF alliance which precisely he meant – Mohajut. Accordingly, the AASU also condemned Bhuyan for aligning with the Congress and AIUDF.