BONGAIGAON, Nov 13 � The Assam Gana Parishad would emerge as a powerful political party in 2016 Assembly poll as people of the State have already sensed the negative attitudes of the two national parties � Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress � towards the issues of the State.
President in charge of the party, Atul Bora said this while addressing mediapersons at the office of the AGP Bongaigaon district unit here today. Also present on the occasion were Rekha Rani Das Boro, Pradip Hazarika, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Sunil Rajkonwar, as a part of party�s Jatiya Chetona Yatra, which was launched from Satrasal in Dhubri district on November 10.
�The sole aim of this tour is to re-infuse the sense of regionalism among the mass of the State,� Bora said and added that the people of the State are unhappy with the Congress government, which has been in power since 2001, because of its corruption and scams in most of the departments. He demanded CBI probes into the scams, especially in Rural, Agriculture and Electricity departments of the State.
Bora also alleged that promises made to the people of the State by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party during the last Lok Sabha poll, have not yet been fulfilled.
To a question on why did the party, which is dear to the people of the State, feet it necessary to re-ignite regionalism among the mass, Bora said the party had been facing setbacks serially since 2001. Because of this, as per a decision taken at a national convention in Guwahati on October 14 and 15, leaders of the party have jumped into action with renewed vigour to mobilize the people, Bora said.
On the growing activities of fundamentalist forces in the State, Bora said that people should decide on the course of action against these forces.
Regarding the demands for Scheduled Tribe status by the six communities, Bora said that AGP�s stand on the issue is positive and are awaiting the response of the BJP-led Union government.