Asom Gana Parishad celebrates its 25th foundation day
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Last Updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 18:14
Guwahati: Opposition Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) celebrated its 25th foundation day on Thursday with its president Chandra Mohan Patowary appealing to the people to make it the alternative to the ruling Congress in the assembly polls next year.

The party flag was hoisted, prayers held at the Assam Agitation martyrs columns, besides public meetings at the AGP headquarters at Ambari here and district and sub-divisional offices.

Patowary said only regional parties could solve the problems of the state and urged the people to strengthen it.

AGP founder president and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta recalled the lives sacrificed during the six-year-long Assam agitation, which ended with the signing of the Assam Accord Independence Day in 1985 by the then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi and All Assam Students Union (AASU), which was headed by him.

AASU formed AGP later that year and overthrew the Congress government of Hiteshwar Saikia in the assembly polls in 1986.


First Published: Thursday, October 14, 2010, 18:14

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