MORIGAON, Dec 1 - In a major setback to the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), as many as 22 local units, including Yuva Parishad, Chatra Parishad and Mahila Parishad, today resigned from the party protesting against the leadership�s decision to leave the Morigaon seat to the BJP for the forthcoming State Assembly elections in 2021.
At a press conference, AGP central executive member Bani Das said that party president Atul Bora and executive president Keshab Mahanta have been playing a suicidal game in the name of alliance politics with the BJP. The leaders who quit the Morigaon unit said that despite enjoying mass support and a strong organisational base, the AGP central committee did nothing at a time when the BJP openly declared that Morigaon and Jagiroad seats will not be left to the AGP in the Assembly poll.
Asked what will be their future course of action, many executive members of the Morigaon unit said they will join new like-minded regional forces. In the wake of this development, a new political equation is likely to emerge in Morigaon district in the ensuing Tiwa Autonomous Council election also. Political observers believe that the frustrated Morigaon AGP members may take several political routes from now.