Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Lays Stress on Discipline



GUWAHATI: The central executive committee of the AGP has decided to be strict on party discipline. The committee of the party met at its headquarters at Ambari in Guwahati on Tuesday.

The decision of the party bears significance as it has been taken in the wake of founder AGP president and former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta not campaigning for the party in the recently held Lok Sabha election. Mahanta even did not cast his vote in the Lok Sabha poll.

Presided over by party president Atul Bora, the executive meeting took a decision to form a three-member disciplinary committee to deal with anti-party activities as witnessed during the recent Lok Sabha election. Already a number of district committees of the party lodged complaints against anti-party activities. The meeting authorized Bora to form the disciplinary committee. The meeting also made it loud and clear that every member of the party has to obey party discipline.

The executive meeting also decided to amend the party constitution.

Keeping an eye on the Rajya Sabha election in the State, the meeting formed an 18-member committee headed by Atul Bora for taking decisions on the election for members of the elders’ House. Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has also been included in the committee.

The meeting expressed concern over a section of people trying to derail the NRC update process in the State.
The meeting was attended by ministers Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhushan Choudhury, former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former president Brindabon Goswami and others. It was, however, not stormy as anticipated.
The general house meeting of the regional party will be held on Wednesday at the party head office.