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AGP city unit members want resignation of top party leaders
City Correspondent

Members of the Guwahati City Committee of AGP protesting at the party office headquarters in Guwahati on Thursday. – UB
 GUWAHATI, Jan 2 - The Guwahati City Committee of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) today demanded the resignation of its central committee members in the “best interests of the party” and also condemned the participation of party leaders in the peace rallies organised by the BJP-led government.

An executive meeting of the committee held at the party headquarters at Ambari here today was attended by about 50 party members. The meeting was organised on the stairs of the office as the members were not allotted any space inside the hall.

The members vehemently opposed the party’s decision to support the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

General secretary of the city committee Girin Talukdar said, “The grassroots workers are not in favour of these members. They all are searching for a new governing body. The present AGP leadership has betrayed the indigenous people of Assam and insulted the grassroots workers. It is also condemnable that the party leaders are seen participating in the meetings organised by BJP which is against the rule and ethics of the regional party. So, we are demanding resignations of party president Atul Bora, working president Keshab Mahanta, senior leader Phani Bhusan Choudhury and Rajya Sabha MP Birendra Prasad Baishya.”

The central committee members of AGP – Balendra Bharali, Hirambeswar Kataki and others – were present in the meeting along with other party workers.

Meanwhile, a source in the central committee said that a clash also took place between the members during the meeting while discussing the contentious Act.

“The grassroots workers are not happy with the stand of our leaders in not opposing CAA. The grassroots workers clearly informed the party leaders about their opposition to CAA but they have taken a decision against these workers. If the current members do not resign, then it will leave a question mark on the survival of the party,” he added.

Talukdar also said that several resolutions were adopted in the meeting, including the demand for resignation of the central committee leaders.

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