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Asom Gana Parishad [ AGP ]

Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) was formed in 1985. AGP is a regional political party of Assam. AGP was a result of historical Assam Agitation. It was formed on October 14, 1985 in Golaghat of Assam. Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, who was the president of  All Assam Student Union (AASU) during Assam Agitation, became the President of Asom Gana Parisad. AGP formed government in Assam twice – first in 1985 and then in 1996.Asom Parishad Gana (Assam Individuals Association) is the governmental body situated at Assam, Indian. This AGP was established after ancient Assam Conform of year 1985 when this Prafulla Mahanta Kumar got selected as newest primary reverend of the nation. This AGP has established govt two times during the year 1985 till 1989 and then through 1996 till 2001.


In 1979, AASU started peaceful democratic movement demanding detection of all illegal migrants in the state, deletion of their names from the country’s electoral rolls and deportation of all of them under the laws of the land. This movement continued for years, and the Assembly Election was held in 1983 in this hostile environment, which was protested by the agitating people.


The AASU, which then constituted the All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad (AAGSP) demanded that the government to be dismissed. In such a crisis, an agreement was signed between AAGSP and New Delhi, which came to be called the historic Assam Accord. Following this, the government formed by the INC collapsed, and fresh elections were announced to be held. A National Convention of the people of Assam was organized at Golaghat in October 1985, where the decision to form a regional political party was unanimously taken. This regional party came to be called the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). The new President of the AASU was Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. Mahanta became the President of the AGP. 


Right now, ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the AGP is a dilapidated party, and Mahanta a vanquished leader. Perhaps his party , which plans to contest all 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam, might find it very difficult even to hold on to the only seat – Tezpur – that it had last time.Asom Jatiyabadi Dal and the Purbanchaliya Loka Parishad also merged with AGP. Members from other organisations also joined the party. The AGP contested the State Assembly elections held in December 1985 and swept the polls by winning 67 of the 126 seats apart from capturing seven of the 14 Lok Sabha (Parliament) seats, and formed the Government of Assam.


The Election Symbol of the AGP, as approved by the Election Commission of India, is an ‘Elephant’ which is facing left. This symbol is also the Election Symbol of the BSP, which uses the symbol in all states except Assam and Sikkim, where the party must choose another symbol. The AGP, because it is a regional party, has been given approval to choose this symbol. There is an immense significance attached to the symbol of the elephant used by the AGP. 


Contact Details

Official Website of AGP-

Head-Office Address of AGP-Gopinath Bordoloi Road, Guwahati- 781001

Contact Numbers-PHONE: (03712) 244205

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