GAURISAGAR: "Both Congress and AIUDF are like pythons and the newly-formed political parties are anacondas. I am ignorant about the names of the political parties that have been formed recently. The Congress and AIUDF are behind these political parties." This was stated by State Agriculture Minister and AsomGanaParishad (AGP) president Atul Bora at the Vishal KarmiSamarooh held on Thursday in the Charing Siva KantaDuarah public hall premises in Sivasagar under the aegis of Amguri AGP VidhanParishad.
Addressing the party workers, Bora said that the AGP was different compared to the national political parties. "The AGP was formed after the Assam Accord. It has a specific identity. No one can destroy it. We have analyzed our defeat in Assembly elections after 1996 and we are trying to rectify those problems. Infusing new blood will strengthen the party," he said.
Speaking on the alliance with the BharatiyaJanata Party (BJP), Bora said, "We have alliance with BJP but we are not under them." He also expressed hope that in the forthcoming assembly election, ProdipHazarika would win again from the 103 Amguri LAC by a huge margin.
In his speech, AGP executive president and State Water Resource Minister KeshabMahanta said, "We do not have to learn regionalism from the Congress and AIUDF." He also urged the newly-formed political parties not to join hands with the Congress and AIUDF. The minister said that he would take steps for solving the flood and erosion problem in Rupahimukh under Amguri LAC.
Amguri MLA ProdipHazarika also addressed the meeting and laid stress on regionalism. Other AGP leaders like Teok MLA RenupomaRajkhowa also attended the meeting.