Ahead of the assembly elections in Assam, All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyabadi Yuba- Chatra Parishad(AJYCP) jointly floated a new political party called “Asom Jatiya Parishad” on Monday.
Talking to the media person in Guwahati, the representatives of the newly floated political party announced that the party was formed with the sole motto of ‘Assam first, always and ever’.
The name was announced by the conveners of Assam advisory committee Krishna Gopal Bhattacharya and Basanta Deka in Guwahati.
The leaders of AASU and AJYCP also made the report of the 16 member advisory panel public during the joint press conference.
The panel was formed to chalk out a future roadmap for the AASU and the AJYCP on social, economic, education and political issues.
During the anti-CAA agitation it was decided that a political party would be formed to strengthen regionalism in Assam. AASU had taken the lead in the anti-CAA movement and people from all walks of life participated in the movement to oppose the act. From the movement, the Students’ union gained momentum and decided to launch a political party to highlight the real issues of the people.
Lurinjyoti Gogoi, general secretary, AASU, in his post on Twitter said, “The political party which has the aspirations of the Assames people has been named – Asom Jatiya Parishad.”.
In a series of tweets, Gogoi said, “To prevent the communal, nationalist and anti-Assam powers, following the advice of the people of Assam, all the regional powers have come together with a hope to rise politically. All hail Assam,”.
Talking to Newsmove, Rupak Bhattacharjee, political analyst of Assam said, “It is too early to say anything about the newly floated political party. Asom Gana Parishad is on the verge of extinction and to fill the vacuum a new political force is necessary which will raise its voice for regionalism. Anti-CAA movement has given birth to this newly political party. It is a very interesting political development in the state ahead of assembly elections. But how far this political party will take on to the national party is to be seen.”