Numaligarh: In a move to express their disappointment and disapproval for the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 11 regional committees of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) of Morangi Zila Parishad under Sarupathar Legislative constituency resigned from the party on Monday.
Talking to The Sentinel, Anil Saikia, general secretary of AGP Golaghat district committee, said that the decision was made in protest against the stand of the party leaders over the Bill. The decision came after a meeting was held in the party office with the presence of hundreds of party workers in Doigrung on Monday. Saikia also said, “This party has been taken to this level with the sacrifice and dedication of numerous grassroots level party workers and now it seems that our party leaders do not bother to listen to the call of their own brothers and the people of Assam. We are now angry and sad at the very same time for the senseless deeds of our party leaders. We can no more be a part of the political party that doesn’t stand for its land and its people.”
In the meeting, general secretary of AGP Golaghat district committee and Morangi Gaon Panchyat president Anil Saikia, Morangi Zila Parishad Committee general secretary Dibyabhushan Saikia, AGP leader Bharat Bora and many other leaders of Gaon Panchyat, co-operative society levels from Morangi Zila Parishad were present and there raised their voice against their party leaders. One AGP member said that once Morangi was known as an elite fort of the AGP but after the resignation of all the 11 regional committees of the party from the Zila Parishad, now the whole Morangi Zila Parishad was AGP-free.