GUWAHATI, Jan 12: Over 40 members from the AASU (All Assam Students' Union), Congress and various other organizations joined the Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) on Tuesday.
Addressing the new joinees, AJP working president Pabindra Deka asserted that the new members will make the party stronger.
Welcoming the new members he expressed hope that they will help to make the Assamese community proud. "Our definition of Assamese is that the indigenous people and all other communities residing in Assam before 1971 are Asomiya. According to the Assam Accord, the people who came to Assam before 1971, irrespective of their community, are Assamese," Deka underlined.
He highlighted that the party is holding talks with different regional parties to forge alliance for the upcoming polls.
"We hope that very soon we will take our decision regarding forging alliance. The forthcoming elections will be contested between two forces of nationalism and regionalism. We hope that with regional forces we will be victorious. Under the AJP, a new Government will be formed for the betterment of Assam," Deka claimed.
Further, he lamented about the visits of various political leaders of national parties. Deka said that the national leaders have no knowledge about Assam's condition and they cannot relate to the sentiments of the Assamese people.