GUWAHATI: AGP president Atul Bora has said that what the party has been doing and will do amidst various challenges are only for the interest of the indigenous people of the State. He has reassured the people of the State that the AGP is stepping into the New Year with fresh vigour to work for the indigenous people of the State.
Addressing a press conference at party headquarters at Ambari here on Saturday, Bora said, “The AGP has a long history of its own. We hope that the people of the State will know what we feel at heart for the State and its people. We’re going to take the party among the people of the State by according more importance on the new generation.”
When asked on the proposed floating of a new regional political party from the State against the backdrop of the anti-CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act) agitation, Bora said, “It’s a democratic country. Everybody has the right to form party and organization.” When asked on a few party colleagues speaking against the AGP’s stance on the CAA, Bora said, “Such issues have to be discussed only in party fora, and we’ll discuss and solve such issues there.”
When asked on the demand for change of leadership in the AGP, Bora said, “The demand for change of AGP leadership will have no impact if it is sought on the road. Such issues are discussed only on the floor of the General Council of the party. Those who speak on change of AGP leaders on roads are tagged as anti-party elements.”
The AGP president also cautioned those violating party disciplines of taking action.
AGP working president Keshab Mahanta, who was also present at the press meet, said, “The maxim of the AGP is unity, peace and progress. The AGP has all along been fighting for the interest of the indigenous people of the State, and will continue to do so in the days ahead. We haven’t deviated from our earlier stance on the CAA. We’ve filed a case against the Act in the Supreme Court of India. We’re also fighting for constitutional safeguards to the indigenous people of the State.”