JORHAT, April 19 � With smile on their lips and faith in their hearts 1500 members and supporters of the Asam Gana Parishad (AGP) today joined the BJP along with their leader Hemanta Kalita at a meeting in Jorhat district library auditorium which was attended by the State president Siddhartha Sankar Bhattacharyya and many other senior leaders including Palit Bora, Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasa, State secretary Sanatanu Pujari.
�Ninety per cent of the outgoing members of the AGP joined the BJP. We have the trust that only a national political party like the BJP will be able to fulfil the expectations of the people of our region,� said former AGP MLA Kalita, who was associated with the regional political party since its inception.
According to him people of the State has lost faith in their beloved regional political party as it became detached from the original aim and commitments, which were promised to the public during its formation.
Inviting the attention of all the newly included members BJP�s State president Sidhartha Sankar Bhattacharyya said that his party is committed to solve the problems of the State through open discussion and peoples� suggestions. Criticising some leaders of the regional political parties indirectly Bhattacharyya said that time has already come to examine the relevance of any regional political party in the State.
�They want to keep the regional problems alive only for doing politics. To win peoples� mandate Congress blamed AGP and AGP blamed Congress for corruption and lagging behind development. But we are committed to do development politics rather than blame game politics,� said Bhattacharyya.
Welcoming all the new members Jorhat MP Kamakhya Tasa requested all the members and supporters of the BJP to make the party stronger from grass-root level to fight corruption and doing development for the greater interest of the public.
He said that the State BJP will win the coming Assembly election in 2016 under the leadership of the present State president Siddhartha Sankar Bhattacharyya.
The meeting was attended by senior BJP leader and educationist Ruhini Kumar Baruah, Dilip Hazarika, Hemaprabha Borthakur, Jogen Mohon, Dulen Nayak, Siva Prasad Hagda and many others.