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AYP retains Deka as chief; is AGP following suit?

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 21: Amidst the speculations that its parent body, the AGP, may retain its president Atul Bora and working president Keshab Mahanta for the second term in the general council meet of the party slated to be held on November 27, 2016, the Asom Yuva Parishad (AYP) has already retained Sunil Deka as its president.

The youth wing of the AGP today formed its central committee at a meeting at AGP headquarters at Ambari in the city today. The meeting was attended, among others, by AGP president and minister Atul Bora, AGP working president and minister Keshab Mahanta, founder AGP president and former State Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former AGP president Brindabon Goswami and others.

The new AYP committee was formed at the AGP head office in the city. The observers of the election were Kamala Kanta Kalita and MLA Ramendra rayan Kalita. While Sunil Deka was reelected as president, Tapan Das and Jitu Borgohain were elected as working presidents. Other newly elected office-bearers of the Parishad are Anta Kumar Bora, Gumoni Bhuyan, Aeba Gogoi, Jitumoni Moran, Pranjalraj Khanikar, Angshuman Dutta, Amal Das, Palash Shastri, Paresh Gogoi, Kishore Deori, Deepak Deka and Dhrubajyoti. While Manoj Bora was elected as the chief adviser, Mukul Barthakur was elected as adviser.

The retention of Sunil Deka as AYP president has raised a question: Is the AGP going to follow the suit of the AYP, its youth wing, in so far as formation of the new committee is concerned? Hectic parleys and rat race were very common in the run-up to every general council conference of the AGP earlier, now a coalition partner of the BJP at Dispur. However, this year such hectic activities are mysteriously missing. According to reports available with The Sentinel, present AGP president Atul Bora is going to vie for the post of party president again, so is working president Keshab Mahanta. Both Bora and Mahanta are members in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal.

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