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Asom Gana Parishad

Asom Gana Parishad, also known as Assam Peoples Association is a state political party in Assam, India.

Asom Gana Parishad was formed after six-year-long Assam Movement, which was led by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (AAGSP) on the issue to free Assam of several million unlawful infiltrators from across the borders.

Since many years, Assam populace were struggling on this issue and demanding to take initiative against the foreign infiltrators who had entered the state through the permeable border, mainly from Bangladesh and grabbed huge areas of the state.....
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Asom Gana Parishad News

BJP's first list has 16 candidates from NE states

Posted On : Mar 21,2019,    10:04 pm
Guwahati, March 21 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released the first list of 184 candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, which includes names for 16 constituencies in the North-East. View More..

LS polls about making Modi PM again: Assam Minister

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    4:00 pm
Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the BJP and AGP were going to the Lok Sabha polls together with one agenda, to make Narendra Modi the Prime Minister again. View More..

EC's humane move, bans live animals in campaign

Posted On : Mar 15,2019,    12:28 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has imposed a blanket ban on the use or live demonstrations of animals during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, delighting animal lovers across the country. View More..

Seat-sharing with AGP done, says BJP as Mahanta sulks

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    3:10 pm
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) On a day when Asom Gana Parishad leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta expressed his unhappiness over his party's decision to ally with the BJP again, Assam finance minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said the BJP, AGP and Bodoland peoples' Front have already finalized seat-sharing for the Lok sabha polls. View More..

Mahanta unhappy with AGP-BJP alliance in Assam

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    12:36 pm
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) Expressing his displeasure over the Asom Gana Parishad's (AGP) decision to rejoin the BJP-led alliance in Assam ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, AGP leader and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Wednesday said the party did not consult him. View More..

Ignoring opposition, AGP ties up with BJP in Assam

Posted On : Mar 13,2019,    11:22 am
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) Despite opposition from its grassroots workers, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections in Assam together with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF). View More..

Ram Madhav in Assam to narrow BJP, AGP differences, stitch alliance

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    6:12 pm
Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav is likely to attempt a deal with his party's former Assam ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), as uncertainty over the alliance for the Lok Sabha polls continues. View More..

BJP's do-or-die battle against Congress in Northeast (Dangal 2019)

Posted On : Mar 12,2019,    11:30 am
Agartala/Guwahati, March 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party has embarked on a do-or-die battle to win as many of the 25 Lok Sabha seats as it can in eight northeastern states. For its part, the Congress party has set off a determined attempt to regain its lost ground in the region. View More..

BJP-led NEDA will win 19-21 seats in Northeast: Himanta

Posted On : Mar 11,2019,    12:10 am
Guwahati, March 11 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said the BJP and its allies will win between 19 and 21 seats out of the Northeast's 25 Lok Sabha seats. View More..

Assam parties welcome LS polls dates for state

Posted On : Mar 10,2019,    9:16 pm
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Major political parties in Assam, here on Sunday, welcomed the dates announced by the Election Commission (EC) for Lok Sabha polls in the state, even as the dates of first two phases clash with Rongali Bihu celebrations. View More..

AGP sets up panel to devise strategy for LS polls

Posted On : Feb 21,2019,    7:36 pm
Guwahati, Feb 21 (IANS) Assam's Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which broke its alliance with the BJP over the Citizenship bill, has set up a nine-member committee to devise its strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a party leader said on Thursday View More..

Demographic changes in Assam, Bengal, J&K, Kerala aided rise of fundamentalist forces: Himanta

Posted On : Feb 19,2019,    11:44 pm
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Indicating that the activities of fundamentalist forces are growing in Assam, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that major demographic changes in the state provided a fertile ground for the rise of these forces. View More..

BJP government opts against ordinance on Citizenship bill

Posted On : Feb 19,2019,    11:34 pm
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Facing stiff opposition from its own allies in the northeast, the Modi government has opted against an ordinance on the Citizenship Amendment Bill even as it approved four other ordinances at a meeting of the Union Cabinet on Tuesday. View More..

Citizenship Bill to figure in BJP manifesto: Shah

Posted On : Feb 17,2019,    9:54 pm
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party will make the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 part of the party manifesto for the next elections and pass it on return to power this year, said BJP national President Amit Shah, here on Sunday. View More..

Amit Shah calls Pulwama attack "cowardice", says martyrs' sacrifice will not go in vain

Posted On : Feb 17,2019,    4:52 pm
Guwahati, Feb 17 (IANS) BJP president Amit Shah has termed the Pulwama attack "cowardice" and said that the sacrifice of the martyrs will not go in vain as there is a BJP government and not a Congress one at the Centre. View More..

No alliance with BJP now, can't say about future, says AGP

Posted On : Feb 14,2019,    8:26 pm
Guwahati, Feb 14 (IANS) The Asom Gana Parishad on Thursday said that it had snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party over the Citizenship bill but did not rule out any alliance with it in the future. View More..

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill set to lapse, Northeast states rejoice

Posted On : Feb 13,2019,    6:42 pm
Shillong/New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) People across the northeastern states rejoiced as the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, is set to lapse on June 3, when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends, as the Bill could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha which was adjourned sine die on Wednesday, the last day of the Budget Session. View More..

Rajnath axes meeting with NE CMs on Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Feb 11,2019,    8:24 pm
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday cancelled his meeting with Chief Ministers of Northeastern states to discuss the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. View More..

Meghalaya CM flies to Delhi to seek support against Citizenship Bill

Posted On : Feb 10,2019,    10:24 pm
Shillong, Feb 10 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday flew to New Delhi to seek support of various political parties in opposing the Citizenship Bill, which is likely to be tabled in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. View More..

Modi in Guwahati, protesters show black flags

Posted On : Feb 08,2019,    9:30 pm
Guwahati, Feb 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Assam capital Guwahati on Friday evening amid tight security even as different agitating organisations waved black flags as the convoy passed from Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to Raj Bhavan in the city. View More..



About Asom Gana Parishad

   Asom Gana Parishad History

Asom Gana Parishad, also known as Assam Peoples Association is a state political party in Assam, India. Asom Gana Parishad was formed after six-year-long Assam Movement, which was led by the All Assam Students Union (AASU) and the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (AAGSP) on the issue to free Assam of several million unlawful infiltrators from across the borders. Since many years, Assam populace were struggling on this issue and demanding to take initiative against the foreign infiltrators who had entered the state through the permeable border, mainly from Bangladesh and grabbed huge areas of the state. These illegal agents endangered the economic, political, social and cultural survival of the native people of the state. The Asom Gana Parishad was established after the momentous Assam agreement of 1985 when Prafulla Kumar Mahanta was chosen as the youngest chief minister of the country. The AGP has formed government twice from 1985 to 1989 and from 1996 to 2001. Politcal symbol of this party is elephant.

The party divided with former Chief Minister, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, forming the Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive), but rearranged on 14 October 2008 at Golaghat. The party has one MP in the Lok Sabha and also one MP in the Rajya Sabha. The Lok Sabha MP is Joseph Toppo from the prestigious Tezpur Parliamentary Constituency. The success of Asom Gana Parishad party in Assam's political scenario gave boost to such local forces in the neighbouring states.

Leaders of party

Prafulla kumar mahanta is the president of party. He led one of the most powerful mass movements in India which was six years long anti-foreigners movement in Assam from 1979 to 1985. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta went on to become the youngest ever Chief Minister in India at the age of 33, heading the first Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) government in Assam. He also headed the second AGP-led government in 1996. Atul bora is working president of party. Vice presidents are Thaneswar boro, Pulakesh Baruah, Dr. Alaka Sarma, Devid Ledzer, Bhupen Roy and Ratneswar Rai. General secretaries are Pradip Hazarika, Keshav Mahanta, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, Joseph Toppo, Durga Das Boro, Dr. Kamalakant Kalita and Utpal Dutta.

Currently, Asom Gana Parishad is not in power in Assam but the views and philosophy of party are great and it must be followed by ruling party. Asom Gana Parishad realized the feeling of the people better than any other national party in Assam. The AGP has no high command like the Congress or the BJP other than the people themselves. The leaders in the party have liberty to make decision on political issues.

Asom Gana Parishad party is committed to protect its own national individuality and honesty amidst diversity in the state of Assam, the land of diverse ethnic communities and multifarious culture with secular, autonomous and socialistic viewpoint, developing knowledge, science, technology, art and culture and establishing a resourceful state of Assam within the Indian union assuring political, social and cultural development. Party maintains decorum of labour among men and women and an egalitarian society free of any exploitation, enhancing well integrated agriculture and industrial development. The Asom Gana Parishad party is intended to establish Assam as powerful state with political egalitarianism, economic progress and social justice within the Indian union through decentralization of democratic system by modifying the Indian Constitution with federal structure


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