Guwahati: Two time former chief minister and president of the opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Prafulla Mahanta on Thursday asked the regional forces in the north-eastern region to reunite for countering, what he described as, the "misrule" of the Congress.
"The regional forces that have worked for the interest of the local people should unite and fight the misrule of the Congress party", Mahanta told the ninth triennial conference of the party here.
Speaking at a party meeting after being re-elected as the party president, the founder member of the party, urged all partymen to shed their "narrow personal interest" and work for the party`s development.
"The misrule of the Congress during its consecutive three terms has hit hard the common people with prices of essentials soaring and the unprecedented power crisis", he said.
"The AGP is committed to better governance and it is time that we should all united to dethrone the Congress", the former chief minister said.
Speaking on the occasion as a special guest former Mizoram chief minister and head of the ZMN party Zoramthanga said it was the need of the hour that the regional forces unite.
"It was a golden occasion when the AGP came into power by defeating the Congress for two terms. We should uproot the Congress as the party has not worked for the welbeing of the people", he said.
"Anti-people policies have become the hallmark of Congress and it is time that the people realise their follies", the former chief minister of the hill state said.
He called on partymen to unite under Mahanta`s leadership and ensure that Congress did not return to power.
In his address, the outgoing president of AGP Chandra Mohan Patowary called on partymen to unite in this "crucial hour" and "convince the people about the misrule of the Congress".
"There is this unprecedented rise of essentials and power crisis and the government is a mute spectator", Patowary a former minister said.