Akhil Gogoi invites AASU & AJYCP to form political party with KMSS

Akhil Gogoi said that he will take a final call on contesting elections after consulting his close family members
Akhil Gogoi invites AASU & AJYCP to form political party with KMSS

Guwahati: Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Chief Akhil Gogoi today expressed his displeasure at fellow anti-CAA organizations All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) for staying mum about the possibility of floating a single political party with all regional payers in the 2021 polls.

Expressing his surprise at the two regional behemoths not responding to the KMSS Chief's calls to form a united front to tackle the BJP, Gogoi said that that he is "shocked" at their stand. He said that the lack of complete unity in the state would give the BJP a walkover in the 2021 Assembly elections.

Weighing in on the possibility of contesting the polls, Gogoi said that he will take a final call after consulting his close family members.

Earlier, speaking to media persons outside the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), where he is undergoing treatment for a number of treatments, Gogoi said that the prominent regional organizations -- including the AASU, AJYCP, and KMSS -- should unite under one party, one name, and one flag.

"I have an advice for the people of Assam. If we become divided once again, it will be the end of Assam", Gogoi said in Guwahati, making an appeal. "There is no use in forming 10-15 regional parties. We need one regional party that is united and powerful and stands under a single banner."

It is pertinent to mention here that the AASU-AJYCP held a meeting yesterday with representatives of 30 indigenous groups of Assam ahead of the formal announcement about the political party. During the meeting, the AASU leadership said that a political party would be announced very soon.

Earlier, an 18-member advisory committee was set up to suggest measures to be taken to safeguard and carry forward the language, culture, and heritage of Assam and Assamese people. The party is looking at contesting 80-100 seats in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections next year.

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