AGP Senior Members Demand Resignation of 3 Ministers

AGP Senior Members Demand Resignation of 3 Ministers

The clash in the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) widenedfurther as some of the senior party members have demanded immediate resignationof the party ministers from the Sarbananda Sonowal government with immediateeffect registering their protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Coming down heavily on the present leadership of theparty, some of the senior members have demanded the party president Atul Bora,who is holding agriculture portfolio in state Cabinet, to tender theirresignation as ministers from the state government.

Apart from Bora, the agitated party members have alsodemanded two other Assam ministers- Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhusan Choudhuryfor their alleged support to the Contentious citizenship law.

It may be mentioned here that when a large section of the AGP leaders and party supporters are advocating against the Centre's move on the CAA, the party has supported the CAB bill in Rajya Sabha during the debate in the last Parliament session.

However, the party, which is an ally of the BJP, fileda petition in the Supreme Court challenging the amended citizenship act.

The members of the party gathered in front of the party headoffice at Ambari and they were denied entry into the main building of theoffice as the party office was allegedly locked.

Following this, the agitated members sat down in front of theparty office and shouted slogans against the party leadership.

Later while talking to media, President of Guwahati unit JitenDeka said, "We want Atul Bora along with other two ministers to resign as theparty's condition is not favourable among masses at the present juncture."

We are also not happy with the decisions made by the centralcommittee of the party. The party leadership has ignored the district-levelcommittees. It's really unfortunate, said Deka.

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