Mahanta elected AGP legislature party leader

Newly elected AGP legislature party leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta said he will take agenda of his party to the people of Assam.

Updated: Sep 06, 2010, 15:19 PM IST

Guwahati: Newly elected AGP legislature party leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Monday said he will take the agenda of his party to the people of Assam and would also play an active role on the floor of the House.

Unanimously elected as the Asom Gana Parishad Legislature Party leader yesterday, Mahanta said, "my party has reposed faith in me. I shall discharge my duty on the party
line. My prime duty will be to take my party`s agenda to the people". "I shall function inside the assembly on the advice of my party. I want to make the AGP a strong constructive opposition to the ruling Congress in the House", Mahanta, a former two
time chief minister of the Assam said.
"We will play an active role on the floor of the House against the corruption and misrule of the state government. We will maintain floor coordination to expose the ministers
involved in various scams", the AGPLP leader asserted.

On the steps he would take for strengthening the party that he founded in 1986 at the end of the Assam Agitation, Mahanta said, "the party has its president, working president, vice presidents and general secretaries. They have taken the necessary measures for strengthening the AGP".
"As legislators we will extend cooperation to the party leadership to make AGP strong", he added.

After AGP`s defeat under his leadership in 2001, Mahanta`s political career had gone downslide with him being expelled from the party in 2005 for anti-party activities by then party president Brindaban Goswami.

He then broke away and formed the AGP-Progressive and managed to get only himself elected in the 2006 assembly polls. But in 2008 in a grand reunion Mahanta returned to his parent party along with a couple of other AGP breakaway political parties.

PTI