GUWAHATI: The AGP president Atul Bora has urged the All Assam Students' Union to remain apolitical for greater interest of the people of the State.
"The AASU has a long history for leading the six-year long anti-foreigners' movement. For the historic movement the AASU is known not only in India as well the world. The AASU has been apolitical since its inception. Now questions and doubts are being raised whether the students' organization will turn political. The people of Assam consider and expect the AASU to remain a strong force of struggle to raise their issues and thus the students' union should remain apolitical," Bora who is also the Agriculture Minister in the BJP-led government in Assam, told The Sentinel on Tuesday.
On the issue of the Asam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), a new regional political party under the aegis of AASU & AJYCP, Bora said everyone has the right to float a political party. He, however, said the AJP will not be a threat to the AGP in the 2021 Assembly elections. "The election results will clear everything," he said. It may be mentioned that Bora once led the AASU.
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