GUWAHATI, Dec 14: Former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) general secretary Lurinjyoti Gogoi, who took retirement from the student organisation in 17th general convention in Duliajan, is likely to join Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) on Wednesday.
“The protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) has not yet ended. Though it took a brief halt, our fight is not over and will continue to oppose it till Assam’s future is not secured,” Gogoi said announcing his joining in politics on Monday.
Gogoi informed that he would join the AJP during its general convention slated on December 16-17 in Sivasagar.
“So far I have been raising my voice pressing for the socio-political security of the greater Assamese community. But it’s time when I have decided to join politics to take the movements of rights of the Assamese community to a logical conclusion. I will join AJP during the convention,” Gogoi said.
Sources said that Gogoi might take over as the first president of the AJP. The core committee of the party will be declared on December 16 while the first state executive meeting will be held on December 17.
The constitution of the party will also be placed during the convention. AJP was an offshoot of the anti CAA movement when AASU and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) announced to float a political party to contest BJP in 2021 state polls.
The new political entity has given the slogan of ‘ghore ghore aami’ (we in each and every household).