Senior Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) leader and MLA from Patacharkuchi, Pabindra Deka has quit the party and in all likelihood will join the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP).
Announcing his decision to quit the AGP, Pabindra Deka said that the AGP has completely lost its regionalist character.
He said that AGP’s real face got exposed when it voted for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament last year.
Further slamming the AGP, the Patacharkuchi MLA said that the AGP has now turned into a private limited company.
Comparing AGP president Atul Bora and Ministers Keshab Mahanta and Phanibhusan Choudhury with board of directors of a company, Pabindra Choudhury said that the AGP leaders have no say in the functioning of the party and have to follow what these three leaders dictate.
He further said that the other party leaders had discriminated him and kept him at bay in all party related works due to his opposition to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act.
Although, Pabindra Deka has quit the AGP, he informed that he will take a decision on stepping down as an MLA after consulting his supporters in his constituency.
Meanwhile, not denying speculations of him joining the newly formed Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Pabindra Deka said that he will take a decision in this regard soon keeping in mind the aspirations of the people of his constituency.
According to sources, Pabindra Deka will join the AJP in the party’s convention to be held in Eastern Assam’s Sivasagar along with former All Assam Students’ Union General Secretary Lurin Jyoti Gogoi on Wednesday.