GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - The regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today held a rally of its party workers and members at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here to gear up for the forthcoming panchayat elections.
An AGP press release said here this evening that several thousand party workers and members took part in the rally, which was presided over by its president and Agriculture Minister Atul Bora.
In his presidential address, Bora announced that the AGP would never compromise on the interest of the indigenous peoples of the State. The party would always uphold the cause of the indigenous peoples and its stand on the implementation of the Assam Accord is quite explicit, he said.
The party is for deportation of all the post-1971 illegal migrants, irrespective of their language and religion, he said and exhorted the party members and workers to strengthen the party so as to strengthen the regional camp of the State.
Senior party leader and MLA Phani Bhusan Choudhury spoke on the party�s strategy for the panchayat elections.
Former Chief Minister and senior party leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said regionalism has been gaining popularity among the masses of the State and the party workers and members should utilise this advantage to take the party to the common people.
Earlier, party general secretary Dr Kamala Kalita delivered the welcome address.
The rally was also addressed by AGP working president and Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta, former president of the party Brindaban Goswami, party general secretary Ramendra Narayan Kalita, former Union Minister Birendra Prasad Baishya, former Ministers Pradip Hazarika, Nurul Hussain, among others.