Assam’s newly formed regional party the Asam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), has taken a decision of seat sharing with likeminded regional parties which maintained a distance from BJP, Congress and AIUDF.
Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in which a 100 member Convenors’ Committee was formed, AJP state coordinator Adip Phukan said that the AJP was stressing on regionalism as it existed during the hey days of the AGP.
Phukan further said that the seat sharing arrangement would be constituency wise with only one candidate, who had the best chance of winning being nominated to contest.
The AJP was jointly announced recently by the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) and AASU. The party also has incorporated breakaway AGP and break away Trinamool cadres and a section of intellectuals.
Phukan said that after 2021 state Assembly elections the party would form the government.
“We will join hands with all tribes and communities, Misings, Dimasas, Karbis and all others who believe that regional aspirations of the people is above all else and are working in the field to that effect, ” he said.
The 100 member district Convenors Committee had 12 main convenors and 88 convenors. Niren Sharma, once a staunch AGP supporter, was made the district coordinator.
The district Convenors committee has been entrusted the task of forming convenors committees in all five assembly constituencies which fall under Jorhat district.
The AJP’s Convenors committee here follows close on the heels of the KMSS backed Raijor Dol forming its 101 member Jorhat district Convenors committee on Sunday.
Phukan further said that by December this year, Convenors Committees would be formed in all the districts of Assam and once the AJP state committee was formed, the party would gird its loins for the hustings.