AASU chief adviser Dr Samujjal Bhattacharya. There is speculation that Bhattacharya will be retiring from the organisation during the general conference.

Assam: AASU 4-day general conference begins today; to give final shape to new political party

All eyes are on the four-day common convention of All Assam Students Union (AASU) which is able to begin on Wednesday because the state’s premier scholar physique offers ultimate form to a brand new political social gathering forward of subsequent 12 months’s meeting polls.

In September, AASU and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), one other influential scholar physique, had joined arms and introduced formation of Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), which is able to contest the polls due in March-April.

The common convention, to be held at Duliajan in Dibrugarh district, is predicted to announce the office-bearers of the brand new political social gathering and in addition witness a number of outstanding faces of AASU leaving the platform to hitch lively politics.

The phrases of AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath and common secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi are ending and each the leaders are anticipated to take contest the subsequent meeting polls.

While Gogoi was slated to hitch AJP, there’s no readability but on which social gathering Nath would be a part of. Since each have been vehemently opposing the BJP-led coalition within the state, it’s anticipated that they’ll be a part of anti-BJP fronts.

There’s additionally hypothesis that AASU adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya, one of the crucial outstanding scholar leaders from the area, might be retiring from the outfit through the common convention.

Bhattacharya, who’s reported to be sad with the best way AJP is shaping up, has remained mum on the speculations. There’s no indication but on whether or not he’ll be a part of any political social gathering and contest the subsequent polls.

Incidentally, AJP is the second political social gathering to be shaped by AASU after Asom Gana Parishad, which got here into being in 1985 after signing of the Assam Accord that ended the six-year-long anti-foreigners agitation–in which each AASU and AJYCP performed a key function.

Both organisations had spearheaded the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act stir within the state opposing the Centre’s transfer to grant citizenship to non secular minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan—which many in Assam feared would result in giant scale inflow of Bangladeshis to the state.

Earlier, management of each AASU and AJYCP had pressured that formation of the brand new social gathering received’t have an effect on the organisations and they’d retain their non-political character.