Lachit Bordoloi quits AGP


AGP leader and MASS activist Lachit Bordoloi quit the party resenting its alliance with BJP.

In a letter to party president Atul Bora, he announced his resignation on Wednesday. He alleged that the party leadership, without consulting the grassroot workers of the AGP, had taken decisions to align with the BJP. In protest against the unilateral decision of the party, he quit the regional party, he announced.

The noted ‘Rights activist’ Lachit Bordoloi joined Asom Gana Parishad in 2010. “I decided to join the AGP as I always believed that there is still lots of relevance so far as regionalism is concerned,” Bordoloi said. “I made a firm commitment to take the regional aspirations of the people of Assam forward by formally joining the party.”

Bordoloi, a leader of the Manab Adhikar Sangram Samity (MASS) and also a member of the People’s Consultative Committee (PCG), a “civil society body” chosen as an interlocutor by the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA), was on several occasions in the past arrested on charges of aiding and abetting militancy.

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