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AJYCP breakaway group floats new organisation
Staff Correspondent
 JORHAT, Aug 27 - Leaders of the newly formed All Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AAJYCP) pledged to fight for the rights of the people of the State, demand autonomy for Assam, seek inner-line permit for visitors, and granting dual citizenship with a renewed zeal.

 AAJYCP, with is central office in Guwahati, is the breakaway faction of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, comprising mostly of expelled and disgruntled members of AJYCP.

The organisation was formed on July 15 last in a meeting held in Guwahati in which an ad hoc central committee was formed with Biraj Kumar Talukdar, a former AJYCP president as the president and Ritul Pathak as general secretary respectively. Pathak is a former general secretary of the Jorhat district unit of AJYCP. Addressing mediapersons at the Jorhat Press Club on Monday, Talukdar and Pathak said that the new organisation will oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill -2016 tooth and nail and stage massive protests if the Centre tries to get the Bill passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Both the leaders stated that the new body has plans to launch a movement against the the present type of system of governance in place in the State, which has ‘deprived’ the citizens in many ways. The duo also alleged of the ‘stepmotherly treatment’ meted out to Assam by the Centre since the country got Independence.

They said that Assam had been neglected ever since the country achieved Independence and that this ‘injustice’ needed to be stopped through a people’s movement.

The AAJYCP aimed to make the people aware by holding meetings across the State regarding the neglect and deprivation which Assam was facing till date.

On July 30, the ad hoc committe of Jorhat district unit of the organisation was formed following which similar units were constituted in Darrang, Rangia, Kamrup, Nalbari, Nagaon, Golaghat, Dhubri, Bokakhat, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Sonitpur, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar.

Both the president and the general secretary stated that soon a state convention of the organisation would be held in which the ad hoc central committee would be accepted or dissolved and a new central committee formed.

They also said the name of the organisation would be ratified or a new name be christened. The constitution of the new body was under preparation, the leaders said.

The central committee chief adviser of the new body Dwipendra Narayan Konwar said that the parent organisation (AJYCP) to which they orginally belonged, had got deviated from the goals for which the organisation (AJYCP) came into existence and now the interests of the body had got interlinked with those of national political parties.

AJYCP rebuttal: Meanwhile, the State vice presidents of AJYCP - Ranjit Sangmai and Dipak Hazarika- told mediapersons in Jorhat that allegations brought up by the leaders of the newly-formed AAJYCP were completely false and baseless.

The duo, while dismissing the charges, said that both Talukdar and Pathak were expelled by the central executive body for undertaking activities that were against the rules of the organisation and bringing disrepute.

They said that the group of people led by Talukdar and Pathak had were trying to cash in on the goodwill of AJYCP and have floated a body by giving almost a similar name.

They said that they will not let the organisation - AJYCP - to be maligned by a handful of people and expose their ‘misdeeds’.

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