UDALGURI, March 9 � �Now that the entire country is under the grip of a political wave, our state too is being influenced by the changing environment. This political wave would sideline the Congress from the state along with the other parts of the country.�
This was said by Manoj Baruah, president of the Asam Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) in the open session of the 12th biennial conference of the Parishad�s Udalguri unit yesterday at the auditorium of Bishnu Rabha Kristi Sangha here.
Addressing the mammoth gathering as appointed speaker, the AJYCP president lambasted the ruling Congress for indulging in rampant corruption and nepotism in the state. He said the people of the state were not fools and they would give a befitting reply to the Congress for its �misdeeds� in the forthcoming general elections. He also predicted �almost total sweeping� of the Congress from the state which would �herald a new age of change�.
The AJYCP president also added that the organisation had always advocated equal rights and protection of the indigenous people of the state, but strongly opposed any further division of the state. �We are already under the threat of unabated flow of migrants from the neighbouring country, which signals �a very bleak future� for the indigenous population of the state. So it is high time for us to get united to thwart the evil design of the outsiders,� he observed.
Referring to the recent arrest of KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi, Baruah alleged that whenever a movement was launched to realise the due rights of the people, the ruling Congress just suppressed it, labelling it illegal or a Maoist-led movement, and thus misled the people.
Earlier, the open session chaired by Mukut Das, president of the Udalguri district committee of AJYCP, was inaugurated by Rana Pratap Baruah, general secretary of the organisation.
Dibakar Doley, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district released the AJYCP souvenir brought out to mark the occasion. The open session was also addressed by Rihon Daimari, MLA of Udalguri LAC, Narayan Chetry, president of Udalguri district committee of SAKP, Sunil Dutta, MCLA of BTC, Rohit Dahal, president of Udalguri district committee of AAGSU among many others.
The two-day biennial conference of the Udalguri district AJYCP had begun yesterday with flag hoisting by its president Mukut Das, followed by tributes to the martyrs initiated by Himangshu Das, district general secretary. A cultural evening was organised, where Punam Barua, kin of Pratima Baruah Pandey and Mayarani Dey enthralled the crowd.