The committee will embody former Rajya Sabha member Nagen Saikia, author-journalist Arup Kumar Dutta, filmmaker Jahnu Barua, and former Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, amongst others

Guwahati: The AASU and AJYCP on Wednesday arrange a committee of eminent residents to recommend the 2 organisation’s future course of motion, a step in the direction of their a lot talked about political entry ahead of the state Assembly polls early subsequent yr.

Addressing a joint press convention in Guwahati, the highest leaders of the influential All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) introduced that the 18-member ‘Assam Advisory Committee’ will repair the tutorial, social, economical and political discourse so as to shield the long run of the indigenous folks of the state.

The transfer comes every week after AASU, which was an element of the Centre’s excessive-stage committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, launched the “confidential” report, saying that the general public has the suitable to know the contents after greater than 5 months of submitting it formally.

“This committee will give us suggestions on what should be the future course of action of the two organisations. The only regional force AGP has joined hands with BJP and sacrificed Assam’s interest,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath stated.

To serve the indigenous folks of the state, AASU and AJYCP approached some outstanding residents of Assam and they agreed to develop into an element of the committee, he stated.

The committee may have eminent litterateur and former Rajya Sabha member Nagen Saikia, and Padma Shree awardee and author-journalist Arup Kumar Dutta as the members, he stated.

The different outstanding members are former Meghalaya governor Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, who was additionally the director-normal of NSG, BSF and DGP of Kerala, and National Award-winning filmmaker Jahnu Barua, additionally a Padma Bhushan awardee, amongst others, he added.

Environmentalist and former Gauhati University professor Krishnagopal Bhattacharya and former professor of Handique Girls’ College Basanta Deka have been named as the convenors of the committee, Saikia stated. Along with them, the overall secretaries of AASU and AJYCP, Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Palash Changmai, will perform as the coordinators for the preliminary actions of the committee, he stated.

When requested particularly if the scholars’ physique was coming into the political area, AASU chief advisor Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya stated, “The non-political nature of AASU and AJYCP will remain. Now, what we can do being in AASU, that will be advised by this committee.”

The AASU and AJYCP leaders together with these from Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) have been individually making public statements about forming new political events for the reason that motion towards the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act started final yr.

Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha member Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, who was backed by opposition Congress and AIUDF, not too long ago floated an entity — ‘Anchalik Gana Morcha’ (AGM) — to combat the Assembly polls, slated for March-April subsequent yr.

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday introduced that Congress is working to form a ‘Grand Alliance’ of non-BJP events, together with the AIUDF, Left and AGM, to oust the Sarbananda Sonowal-led authorities. However, he stated the AASU-led new entity is not going to be an element of it.

Lurinjyoti Gogoi stated the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which was fashioned following the AASU-led Assam Agitation of the early ’80s, betrayed the expectations of the folks.

“Since Independence, the Assamese people have been facing injustice. Our natural resources are being looted and the people are exploited. All national parties have worked against the interest of the state,” the AASU chief alleged.

Gogoi stated that throughout the anti-CAA motion, folks from throughout the state requested AASU and AJYCP to “do something” to shield the curiosity of the native folks and work for Assamese tradition, language and id.

AJYCP president Rana Pratap Baruah stated {that a} joint state conference was deliberate for deciding the political roadmap of the 2 organisations, however it was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Then the executive committees of AASU and AJYCP decided to form this committee. We will move ahead as per the suggestions of this committee,” he stated.

On 11 August, AASU launched the Centre’s excessive-stage committee’s report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, a transfer that was criticised by the ruling BJP as a ploy to additional the scholar group’s political ambition.

The report, amongst different issues, seeks “declared foreigners” to be settled outdoors the state.

It additionally needs sealing of the whole India-Bangladesh border and reservation of nearly all of the state’s parliamentary seats for the native folks, and the creation of a legislative council.

As per Clause 6, Constitutional, legislative and administrative safeguards, as could also be applicable, shall be supplied to shield, protect and promote the tradition, social, linguistic id and heritage of the Assamese folks.

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