Bongaigaon: With a huge mass gathering in Bongaigaon, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) organized a ‘friends’ meet in Bongaigaon Borpara Public field on Sunday. The AGP showed its power in Bongaigaon in presence of Minister Keshab Mahanta, Phani Bhusan Choudhury, Atul Bora, MLA Bhupen Ray, Gunindra Nath Das, Renu Kumar Rajkhowa and Satyabrata Kalita.
Addressing the gathering, Atul Bora said that AGP was always with the people of Assam. “AGP was formed just for the interest and development of Assam after the Assam Agitation. We have faced lots of ups and down from the date of formation of AGP. But people of Assam trust us and they know that we work only for the people of Assam. That is why the people of Bongaigaon elected Phani Bhusan Choudhury for the seventh consecutive time,” he said. He added that Bongaigaon was the heart of AGP and hence they started this friends’ meet from here.
Speaking about the formation of Kamatapur autonomous council, Atul Bora said that the final stage of formation of this autonomous council happened because of the strong leadership of Phani Bhusan Choudhury. “Otherwise it was not possible. We know how Phani Choudhury had represented the issue in the government. We will pressurize the government to complete the process of formation of Kamatapur autonomous council immediately,” said Bora.
Notably, not a single speaker spoke about the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the meeting. The Bongaigaon unit of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) showed black flag to the AGP team on Sunday in Swahid Bhavan of Bongaigaon (AASU office). The Bongaigaon AASU said that this meeting was a failed attempt of the AGP leaders to ‘save their soul’.