Assam: Is AASU looking to make political entry?

Assam: Is AASU looking to make political entry?

GUWAHATI | AUG 20, 2020:

The All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP), on Wednesday, set up a committee to suggest the future course of action for the two organisations.

Addressing reporters, AASU and AJYCP leaders announced an 18-member Assam Advisory Committee to come up with a clear-cut policy to defend the future of the indigenous people of the state.

The AASU and AJYCP's joint announcement comes a week following the AASU's release of a "confidential" report, claiming that the people have the right to know the contents of the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord after more than five months of submitting it officially.

The student bodies accused the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) of losing its regional characteristics and original mandate even though the organisation (AGP) was founded out of Assam Agitation.

"Sacrificing Assam's interest, the AGP has joined hands with the BJP. To serve the indigenous people of the state, the AASU and AJYCP approached some prominent citizens of Assam and they agreed to become a part of the committee," said AASU president, Dipanka Kumar Nath.

Earlier, former Assam Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader, Tarun Gogoi, announced that his plan to form a "grand alliance of non-BJP parties, including the AIUDF, Left, and AGM, "to oust the BJP government in the 2021 Assam assembly polls."

However, Gogoi also stated that the AASU would not be a part of the grand alliance.

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