GUWAHATI: At a time when the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has been criticized for not playing an active role in the anti-CAA movement, the AGP Guwahati City Committee demands the top leaders of the party to quit their respective posts.
The AGP Guwahati City Committee staged a four-hour-long sit-in-demonstration in front of the central office of the party demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The committee said that it is necessary to save the party from such leaders ‘who have betrayed the Assamese’.
The president of AGP’s Guwahati City Committee, Jiten Deka, said, “We appeal to everyone to be calm and carry out this democratic protest in a peaceful manner. People from all walks of life have joined the mass protest against the CAA, and the AGP has also been protesting against it. The party had decided to oppose the Bill in its earlier meeting. However, the president of the party indicated at a meeting recently that the party was supporting the CAB. The members are not supporting the CAA.”
Deka added, “The AGP president even made an attempt to tag the Assam agitation an emotional move. He has spelled doom for the Assam Accord. The Assam agitation, Assam accord, and Asom Gana Parishad are interlinked. So, we declare him as ineligible to be the president of the party. We’ve seen that Birendra Prasad Baishya too has voted for the Bill. So besides Atul Bora and Birendra Prasad Baishya, we demand Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhushan Choudhury to resign from their respective posts in the party, because the AGP belongs to the people of Assam.”