GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora and working president Keshab Mahanta would continue to hold their respective offices within the party, as per an order given today by Additional District Judge (1), Kamrup (Metro).
The regional party had appealed against an order by the Court of Civil Judge, Kamrup (Metro), which had stayed the election of Atul Bora as president and had directed the party not to give effect to the resolutions passed in the meeting that had elected Bora as the party president.
After hearing both parties, the court admitted AGP�s appeal for hearing and stayed the impugned order passed by the Civil Judge No. 3.
A high voltage drama had marked the AGP�s general body meeting on August 27 this year, which was held despite a stay order from a local court. The court, on August 26, in response to a suit filed by Girin Talukdar, Jiten Deka and Hemen Lahkar had passed a restraining order for the AGP meeting scheduled for the next day. The AGP, on the other hand, had cited non-receipt of the court�s �injunction� order as the reason for holding the meeting as per schedule.
On behalf of the AGP, senior advocate Bijon Mahajan submitted in the court that as per the direction of the Supreme Court, the WhatsApp message delivering the court�s stay order should also be immediately followed by an e-mail containing the same document and that both the parties should have been heard before inflicting the clauses of �court order violation�. It was also argued that the general body meeting was held with intimation to the Election Commission in advance.
The AGP, while welcoming the court order, stated that after the court order, there won�t be any restriction on the day-to-day functioning of the newly-elected central committee of the party.
Meanwhile, more than 500 people, led by the Dr Ranjit Deka, the rector of Anundoram Borooah Academy today joined the AGP in a meeting held at the party headquarters in Ambari.
Welcoming the new members, party president Atul Bora said that AGP is the main pillar of regionalism in Assam and all attempts to weaken its position would be thwarted by the people of Assam.
�In contemporary politics, regionalism is an indomitable force. With its progressive outlook, AGP would re-dedicate itself to the service of the people of Assam,� he added.