Former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi on Monday announced that he would join the newly-floated political party, Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

Gogoi made the announcement during a press conference organised in a city hotel on Monday.

The former AASU leader informed that he would join the new party during a convention of the Asom Jatiya Parishad to be held in Sivasagar.

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The two-day convention will be held on December 16-17.

While talking to reporters, Gogoi said he decided to join the new political party after understanding the feelings and emotions of the people across Assam.

“The people of Assam want the rise of the power of regionalism.  Therefore, I have decided to join Asom Jatiya Parishad as its ideology has similarities with that of AASU,” Gogoi said.

He further said the camp of regionalism would form government at Dispur in 2021.

Gogoi said, “The people will not fear the money and physical power of the BJP this time. The people will definitely help in the formation of a government by the camp of regionalism.”

Kalpajyoti Saikia

Kalpajyoti Saikia is Senior Reporter of Northeast Now. He can be reached at: kalpasaikia649@gmail.com