AASU will influence AJP in every step: Dipanka Kumar Nath


GUWAHATI: All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) president Dipanka Kumar Nath said that the AASU would play role in the growth and initiatives of the newly-floated political party Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

Talking to media persons, Nath said that the student body has always been advocating for such regional forces.

“A new force must come up which will safeguard the interests of the Assamese…A new journey will get a full-fledged form today. AJYCP and AASU announced such a planning. Therefore, the AASU will have role to realise the plans,” Nath said.

The two-day state convention of the AJP is undergoing at Sivasagar Boarding Field where the party will manifest itself as a full-fledged political entity.

Former general secretary of the AASU Lurinjyoti Gogoi will join the newly-floated party on Thursday.

“The decision to take the political route has been taken after consultations with the students’ union, educationists, intellectuals and a cross-section of people and well-wishers,” Gogoi said while addressing the media in Guwahati on Monday.

“From the platform of an apolitical organisation, I have been raising issues at the state and political levels, pressing for the socio-political security of the greater Assamese community. However, none of the issues has been addressed. Absence of political foresightedness by the national parties has adversely affected regionalism and therefore an alternative—a united regional political force is imperative,” he said. 

Patacharkuchi MLA who Pabindra Deka who had left the Asom Gana Parishad on Tuesday is also likely to join the new party during the convention.