AASU-AJYCP form committees as they look to foray into politics ahead of Assam polls 2021 – Politics News , Firstpost


The committee will embrace former Rajya Sabha member Nagen Saikia, writer-journalist Arup Kumar Dutta, filmmaker Jahnu Barua, and former Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, amongst others

Guwahati: The AASU and AJYCP on Wednesday arrange a committee of eminent residents to recommend the 2 organisation’s future plan of action, a step in direction of their a lot talked about political entry forward of the state Meeting polls early subsequent yr.

Addressing a joint press convention in Guwahati, the highest leaders of the influential All Assam College students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) introduced that the 18-member ‘Assam Advisory Committee’ will repair the educational, social, economical and political discourse as a way to shield the way forward for the indigenous individuals of the state.

The transfer comes every week after AASU, which was part of the Centre’s high-level committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, launched the “confidential” report, saying that the general public has the precise to know the contents after greater than 5 months of submitting it formally.

“This committee will give us strategies on what needs to be the longer term plan of action of the 2 organisations. The one regional pressure AGP has joined palms with BJP and sacrificed Assam’s curiosity,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath stated.

To serve the indigenous individuals of the state, AASU and AJYCP approached some outstanding residents of Assam they usually agreed to turn out to be part of the committee, he stated.

The committee could have eminent litterateur and former Rajya Sabha member Nagen Saikia, and Padma Shree awardee and writer-journalist Arup Kumar Dutta because the members, he stated.

The opposite outstanding members are former Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, who was additionally the director-general of NSG, BSF and DGP of Kerala, and Nationwide Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua, additionally a Padma Bhushan awardee, amongst others, he added.

Environmentalist and former Gauhati College professor Krishnagopal Bhattacharya and former professor of Handique Ladies’ School Basanta Deka have been named because the convenors of the committee, Saikia stated. Together with them, the final secretaries of AASU and AJYCP, Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Palash Changmai, will operate because the coordinators for the preliminary actions of the committee, he stated.

When requested particularly if the scholars’ physique was getting into the political enviornment, AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya stated, “The non-political nature of AASU and AJYCP will stay. Now, what we will do being in AASU, that will likely be suggested by this committee.”

The AASU and AJYCP leaders together with these from Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) have been individually making public statements about forming new political events for the reason that motion in opposition to the contentious Citizenship (Modification) Act started final yr.

Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha member Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, who was backed by opposition Congress and AIUDF, just lately floated an entity — ‘Anchalik Gana Morcha’ (AGM) — to battle the Meeting polls, slated for March-April subsequent yr.

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday introduced that Congress is working to type a ‘Grand Alliance’ of non-BJP events, together with the AIUDF, Left and AGM, to oust the Sarbananda Sonowal-led authorities. Nonetheless, he stated the AASU-led new entity won’t be part of it.

Lurinjyoti Gogoi stated the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which was fashioned following the AASU-led Assam Agitation of the early ’80s, betrayed the expectations of the individuals.

“Since Independence, the Assamese individuals have been going through injustice. Our pure assets are being looted and the individuals are exploited. All nationwide events have labored in opposition to the curiosity of the state,” the AASU chief alleged.

Gogoi stated that in the course of the anti-CAA motion, individuals from throughout the state requested AASU and AJYCP to “do one thing” to guard the curiosity of the native individuals and work for Assamese tradition, language and id.

AJYCP president Rana Pratap Baruah stated {that a} joint state conference was deliberate for deciding the political roadmap of the 2 organisations, nevertheless it was cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

“Then the manager committees of AASU and AJYCP determined to type this committee. We are going to transfer forward as per the strategies of this committee,” he stated.

On 11 August, AASU launched the Centre’s high-level committee’s report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, a transfer that was criticised by the ruling BJP as a ploy to additional the scholar group’s political ambition.

The report, amongst different issues, seeks “declared foreigners” to be settled outdoors the state.

It additionally needs sealing of the whole India-Bangladesh border and reservation of just about the entire state’s parliamentary seats for the native individuals, and the creation of a legislative council.

As per Clause 6, Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as could also be acceptable, shall be offered to guard, protect and promote the tradition, social, linguistic id and heritage of the Assamese individuals.

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