Guwahati: A new political party is in the making to fill up the void created by the thinning influence of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), the Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and the related parties in the State politics. November 17 next is the date fixed by the organizers to launch their party.
The organizers comprise former MLAs Holiram Terang and Israel Nanda of the ASDC and the AGP respectively. Trinamool Congress leaders Shyamal Barua of Dibrugarh, Alak Ghosh from Mariani, who is also an ex-MLA, are also allegedly associated with the endeavour.
Terang has depicted the return of the Congress to State power for the third consecutive term as a ‘return by default.’
Meanwhile, former BJP leader and a former secretary general of the Sadou Assam Karmachari Parishad (SAKP) Charan Deka, in association with some political and non-political leaders, including some intellectuals, is also making an effort to join the ethnic groups of the State under the banner of a political party.
For the purpose, he has summoned a meeting in the city today. Israel Nanda has also been invited to the meeting, Deka said.