GUWAHATI, April 9 - NDA constituent Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today reiterated its stand against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill or CAB and called for full implementation of the Assam Accord.
The regional party released its manifesto for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections at Golaghat today. AGP president Atul Bora and other senior leaders of the party were present on the occasion.
In the manifesto, the AGP stated that it is committed to ensure implementation of all the clauses of the Assam Accord and said that it will fight to ensure protection of the economic, social, cultural and political rights of the indigenous people of the State as per Clause 6 of the Accord.
The party�s manifesto said that it remains committed to the stand of opposing the CAB.
The AGP said it will fight for reinstatement of the special category State status for Assam and also for immediate steps to accord scheduled tribe status to six communities of the State.
The party said it will demand formation of two new regiments in the Indian Army, to be named after Bir Lachit Borphukan and Bir Chilarai, where local youths from Assam will be recruited.
The AGP said it will work towards steps for solving the inter-state border disputes between Assam and its neigbhouring states and for development of the border areas.
The party called for steps to ensure security of youths and students of Assam residing in other states of India.
Putting emphasis on employment generation, self-employment and skills training, the manifesto of the party called for formation of a �task force� to fast-track investments in the State, besides promoting industrialisation and strengthening the DoNER Ministry.
The AGP said it will fight for 100 per cent recruitment of locals in Central government undertakings like banks, insurance firms and railways, and also emphasised on timely filling up of vacancies in government departments.
The party, in its manifesto, said that it will put pressure on the Centre to declare Assam�s flood and erosion problem as a national problem, and added that the Centre must take steps to strengthen the disaster management system in the State.
Promising to take a strong stand in Parliament on issues affecting Assam, the regional party�s manifesto also called for revival of the paper mills, development of the State�s sports infrastructure, improving connectivity, revival of the local film industry, improving the education sector of Assam, women empowerment and steps for boosting agriculture and allied activities.