Asom Gana Parishad celebrates its 25th foundation day
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
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
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