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Former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader, Lurinjyoti Gogoi, who took the political plunge by joining the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) during the two-day political convention of AJP in Sivasagar, will lead the regional party as its president.
AJP, floated by the AASU and Asom Jatiyatabadi Juba Chatra Parishad in September last year, will contest next year’s Assembly elections in the state.
Former Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader Pabindra Deka, who also joined AJP on Wednesday, was appointed as its working president while former Cabinet minister Jagdish Bhuyan was appointed general secretary.
The representatives’ meeting of the party also appointed 11 members as vice presidents, 11 members as organisational secretaries, 11 members as joint secretaries and another 11 members as secretaries.
Addressing the first political convention of the regional party on Thursday, the newly-appointed AJP president said that a united regional force will take on the national parties in the Assembly elections next year.
“We will stitch together a regional force to contest in all the 126 constituencies in the Assembly polls next year. We will go all out to form a government which will give utmost priority to jatiyotabad (nationalism) and regionalism, and not compromise by swinging to the tunes of national parties and the government in Delhi,” Gogoi said.
He said AJP was working on a roadmap/vision document for implementing the Assam Accord; protecting the Assamese people of all communities, culture, languages; solving the burning problems of Assam; protecting farmers and tea tribes and securing the future of unemployed youth in the state.