GUWAHATI, Oct 14 - The All Assam Koch Students� Union (AAKSU) has denied news reports that it would extend support to former AASU president Sankar Prasad Roy, who joined the BJP recently, in the ensuing Assembly elections. It described such reports as baseless.
In a statement here today, the AAKSU said the news reports that quoted its former president Parag Koch � who pretended to be the current AAKSU president � as saying that the AAKSU would extend support to Roy during the next Assembly elections, are baseless. Parag Koch was relieved of the post of AAKSU president on July 12, 2015, following a request from him, the statement said. Condemning Parag Koch for his statement, the AAKSU warned that it would take recourse to legal action if he continues to masquerade as AAKSU president.
Moreover, the AAKSU said there is no reason for it to extend support to Sankar Prasad Roy, as, despite his being a Koch himself, he never uttered a word in support of the demand for scheduled tribe (ST) status to the Koch people while he was heading the AASU as its president.
Meanwhile, the AAKSU celebrated its 20th foundation day with a day-long programme at Kaki in Nagaon district, on October 12. The open session held on the occasion was addressed by Koch Sahitya Sabha president Nirmal Koch and Gorkha Students� Union vice president Sunil Chetri, among others, said the AAKSU in its statement.