Guwahati, 17 May, 2012:
Asom Gana Parishad has invited the chief minister of Sikkim, Pawan Kumar Chamling, and the top leaders of the Mizo National Front (MNF) to attend a conference. AGP is looking to unite with all the regional parties of the northeast to strengthen the base for regionalism.
This conference is its first attempt to bring all the regional forces under one roof.
“Though Chamling’s confirmation is yet to arrive, the MNF leaders have given their consent to grace the occasion. The basic intention of inviting them is to strengthen the bond among the regional forces of the northeastern region. It will help to strengthen the base for regionalism,” said newly-elected working president Atul Bora (junior).
Party sources revealed that MNF leader Zoramthanga, former chief minister of Mizoram, and other leaders are going to be here for the conference.
The present AGP president, Chandra Mohan Patowary, will hand over the charge of the party chief to former chief minister Prafulla Mahanta on the concluding day of the conference, May 17, at the District Library auditorium.
The outgoing central executive committee is going to sit for the last time on Wednesday at the party office before handing over charge to the new committee the next day.
“The outgoing central executive committee will not only hand over charge but also will give suggestions to the new one. Various political recommendations from the outgoing committee will be sought tomorrow for a new beginning,” Bora added.
The general conference is likely to witness a healthy crowd of over 500 on Thursday. All the newly-elected district committee presidents, officials, central executives, general members have been asked to register their names for the conference by Wednesday evening.