By Debananda Medak
GUWAHATI: The Asom Songrami Mancha, a regional political party of the state on Tuesday reiterated that only a strong ‘Regional Front’ can stop the aggression of the ruling BJP in the state in the ensuing Assam assembly polls scheduled for 2021.
Mancha working president Adip Kumar Phukan said, “We have appealed all the nine regional political parties of the state to come and stand united under a one a strong regional front which can stop the aggression of the ruling BJP in 2021 Assam assembly polls.”
Notably, the Akhil Gogoi-led Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) earlier appealed all the regional political parties of the state to unite under one symbol, one flag with one common agenda. The KMSS also set a deadline to the newly formed Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) for unification that expired on September 20.
Taking cognizance of the visible collapse of the KMSS’s appeal, Phukan said, “Unification of all the regional political parties under one single flag, symbol and agenda is not a practical idea. What is more suitable and appropriate at this hour of crisis is a strong regional front which can take on the BJP in 2021 assembly elections.”
The working president also expressed concern over the recent appeal made by Rajya Sabha-elect member Ajit Kumar Bhuyan. Bhuyan, who recently formed the Anchalik Gana Morcha with an objective to unite the opposition political parties of the state to oust the BJP from Dispur in 2021, appealed for a ‘Mohajut’.
Contesting Bhuyan’s appeal for ‘Mohajut’ Phukan said, “The residents of Upper Assam will never accept Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) for it is also equally communal as that of the BJP. Hence, our idea of establishing a regional front is very much against the idea of Mohajut as proposed by the Congress, AIUDF and the left democratic alliance.”
On Tuesday, the Mancha working president appealed the newly formed Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Adivasi Jatiya Dal (AJD), Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), Gana Shakti, Gana Suraksha Party (GSP), United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL), Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), Gana Mukti Sangram Samiti and the Sanjukta Anchalik Dal to join the proposed ‘regional front’ for the greater interest of the people of Assam.