GUWAHATI: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) on Friday urged All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and other regional fronts barring the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) to join hands to uproot BJP from the state in next state polls of 2021.
The peasant group which has been raising funds from the public to fight Akhil Gogoi’s case in the Supreme Court believed that unless all regional fronts don’t unite then it would be difficult to defeat BJP. Gogoi has been behind the bars since December.
Dharjya Konwar, KMSS joint secretary, said, “We support that AASU and AJYCP have initiated the process to form a regional political platform. Only if all the regional fronts join hands then only we can uproot BJP from Dispur. If we remain divided then it will help BJP instead. We are open for all who want to stand with the people of Assam.”
The AASU and AJYCP earlier announced the formation of a 16-member committee to guide the formation of a new political party ahead of the 2021 Legislative Assembly Election.
However, questions were raised whether both KMSS and AASU front would join hands or not? To which the KMSS leader went ahead and said, “The people of Assam are going to see a huge development in coming October. All the necessary exercises are on but nothing is formalized yet. We want all regional fronts to form a common platform and fight for the rights of the people of the state.”
AASU and KMSS though have been fighting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) since the beginning but the two prime groups have been fighting separately.
The KMSS, however, have kept AGP out of the equation. “AGP has betrayed the people of Assam and that’s why the relevance of a regional front has arisen. People of Assam have been donating money to bring out Akhil Gogoi from jail and we now feel more responsible,” he added.
Earlier, KMSS has announced to form a political party. Though the name was yet to be made official, the name was yet to be made official; the KMSS has declared that the peasant organisation will formally launch its new regional political party in October to pitch candidates in the ensuing 2021 assembly elections.
KMSS chief adviser Akhil Gogoi will be the chief ministerial candidate of the new regional party for the 2021 assembly elections, KMSS said.