SILAPATHAR, Nov 29 � To strengthen the political base of the Asom Gana Parishad, party president Atul Bora and other leaders started their second Gana Chetana Yatra from Malini Than, a revered place of the Shakti cult at Likabali along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border on November 25.
The general secretary of the regional party, Utpal Dutta, who is also the Lakhimpur MLA, the president of the Asom Yuba Parishad, Sunil Rajkonwar, its general secretary Jitu Buragohain, central executive member Shiva Charan Sahu, Prakashmoy Agarwala, Dharmeswar Saikia and Mohendra Talukdar took part in the Yatra. The AGP leaders also met people under the Jonai constituency in Dhemaji district.
The regional party also organised a workers� meet on the Silapathar Veteran Athletics Ground. The purpose of the meet was stated by the secretary of the Jonai AGP unit, Apurba Borthakur. The meet was presided over by the president of the Jonai AGP unit, Ruhini Duwara.
AGP chief Atul Bora criticised the Congress-led State Government and the BJP-led Central Government for the alleged negligent attitude towards the public. He also criticised the comments made by BJP leader Subramaniyan Swamy. Bora said that the BJP, Congress and AIUDF are protecting the illegal migrants from Bangladesh. The leaders of the three parties have complicated the problem of immigration in the State.
After coming to power, the BJP has started to neglect the issue of big dams, illegal migrants and other burning issues plaguing Assam like the ruling State Government, the AGP president added.