AASU, KMSS to go political ?

Guwahati: Two frontline anti-CAA bodies, the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), have reportedly drawn up plans to form political parties with eyes set on the 2021 Assam Assembly polls. Presently, political grapevines are ringing loud and clear on the issue of the formation of new regional parties in the state.

On the other hand, reports are also rife in the air that newly-elected Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Kumar Bhuyan-led Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) and some other prominent personalities of Assam are working round the clock to bring the AASU and the KMSS same platform with a view to dislodging the ruling BJP from power. A leading AASU leader has expressed the view that a genuine regional party was needed to “uphold regional issues without any compromise”.

Also Read: KMSS activists defy Sec 144 to stage protest, detained

Protest programme by Assam opposition at Assembly premises

Guwahati: A protest programme was organised by a combined opposition front at the Assam Assembly premises at Dispur on Monday. The opposition parties and groups that took part in the programme were the Congress, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) and the newly-constituted regional party Anchalik Gana Morcha. The programme that lasted for about three hours demanded of the Centre to release all held-up fund earmarked for flood relief in the state. The protesters also demanded bail for KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi.

Organized by Leader of the Opposition in the Assam Assembly Debabrata Saikia, the demonstration was attended by MPs Gaurav Gogoi, Abdul Khaleque, RS MP and convenor of Anchalik Gana Morcha Ajit Kumar Bhuyan and also HM Shahjahan, KMSS adviser.

The leaders pointed out that the state government was adopting a vindictive attitude towards Akhil Gogoi and was using the Covid-19 pandemic as a political tool.

Also Read: JNU student Sharjeel Imam tests COVID+ve inside Gauhati Central Jail