AASU backed political party, convention planned

AASU has taken first tentative step to form a broad platform against CAA and a possible political party by announcing a State Level Political Convention by the end of March.

The two-day-long Executive meeting of the AASU left broad indication that the AASU was on course to give birth for a possible regional party and for that they had convened a political convention to take like-minded groups and individuals on board.

This is a huge development as there has been tremendous pressure on the AASU to initiate the process of having a new regional political party against BJP and Congress.

However, AASU Adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharrya maintained his personal apolitical stand and allowed AASU President and General Secretary to make the announcement after a two-day meeting.

Addressing a press conference today, AASU said that it would intensify their agitation against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 once the Class X and XII board exams are over in mid-March.

This is noteworthy that following a 6-year long anti foreigners’ movement in 1985 led by AASU, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) was formed in a similar way through a political convention at Golaghat.

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