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Cong legislators urge EC to take AGP to task

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GUWAHATI, Dec 18 � In a bid to silence the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) following the controversy over the ULFA link with Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, 15 young Congress legislators here have demanded a high level inquiry into the statement made by two pro-talk ULFA leaders that their organisation had �directly helped and campaigned� for the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the 1996 and 2001 Assembly elections.

They have also urged the Election Commission (EC) of India to immediately derecognise the regional party and debar it from taking part in any elections in the days to come.

In a statement signed by Pijus Hazarika, Rekibuddin Ahmed and Jayanta Malla Baruah, on behalf of the 15 young legislators of the party, alleged that the statements made by the two ULFA leaders prove the �direct nexus� between ULFA and AGP.

The pro-talk ULFA leaders Jiten Dutta and Ontu Chaudang in an interview telecast by a private satellite channel on December 15, 2011 had said that their organisation had �directly helped and campaigned for the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the two previous elections in 1996 and 2001,� the Congress legislators said.

The two pro-talk ULFA leaders also said the ULFA leadership issued orders to their cadres and middle-rung leaders based in Assam to campaign for the AGP to keep the Congress away from power at any cost, said the Congress legislators.

To justify their demand for banning or de-recognising the AGP immediately, the legislators said that the issue amounts to compromising national security. A party that has direct links with a banned outfit has no place or role to play in a democratic system like that of India.

The young Congress legislators also said that they would place the matter before the Chief Minister and the Governor of the State, besides formally apprising the President, Prime Minister and Election Commission of the country.

The other legislators of the group include�Sushanta Borgohain, Bolin Chetia, Habul Chakrabarti, Bismita Gogoi, Pallab Lochan Das, Rajen Barthakur, Kamalakhya Dev Purkayastha, Susmita Dev, Rupjyoti Kurmi, Javed Islam, Sivsaran Basumatary and Klendon Engti.

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Cong legislators urge EC to take AGP to task

GUWAHATI, Dec 18 � In a bid to silence the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) following the controversy over the ULFA link with Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, 15 young Congress legislators here have demanded a high level inquiry into the statement made by two pro-talk ULFA leaders that their organisation had �directly helped and campaigned� for the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the 1996 and 2001 Assembly elections.

They have also urged the Election Commission (EC) of India to immediately derecognise the regional party and debar it from taking part in any elections in the days to come.

In a statement signed by Pijus Hazarika, Rekibuddin Ahmed and Jayanta Malla Baruah, on behalf of the 15 young legislators of the party, alleged that the statements made by the two ULFA leaders prove the �direct nexus� between ULFA and AGP.

The pro-talk ULFA leaders Jiten Dutta and Ontu Chaudang in an interview telecast by a private satellite channel on December 15, 2011 had said that their organisation had �directly helped and campaigned for the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the two previous elections in 1996 and 2001,� the Congress legislators said.

The two pro-talk ULFA leaders also said the ULFA leadership issued orders to their cadres and middle-rung leaders based in Assam to campaign for the AGP to keep the Congress away from power at any cost, said the Congress legislators.

To justify their demand for banning or de-recognising the AGP immediately, the legislators said that the issue amounts to compromising national security. A party that has direct links with a banned outfit has no place or role to play in a democratic system like that of India.

The young Congress legislators also said that they would place the matter before the Chief Minister and the Governor of the State, besides formally apprising the President, Prime Minister and Election Commission of the country.

The other legislators of the group include�Sushanta Borgohain, Bolin Chetia, Habul Chakrabarti, Bismita Gogoi, Pallab Lochan Das, Rajen Barthakur, Kamalakhya Dev Purkayastha, Susmita Dev, Rupjyoti Kurmi, Javed Islam, Sivsaran Basumatary and Klendon Engti.

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