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Colleges be named after State personalities: AGP

Gogoi should retire from politics, says Kalita 

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Aug 12: The AGP is not caught between ideologies, despite being one of the partners of the three-party coalition at Dispur. The party claims that its regional ideology is still intact.

Addressing the media at AGP head office in the city on Saturday, AGP general secretary Dr. Kamala Kanta Kalita made it crystal clear: “The AGP isn’t a part of the decision to name colleges after Deendayal Upadhayay in the State. We did join the coalition in the run-up to the Assembly election last year to beat the Congress. However, we haven’t done anything that may go against the interest of Assam. We’re not going to do any such work in the future as well. The policy of the party is as simple as that. We never compromise on such issues. We appeal to the government at Dispur to reconsider its decision to name colleges in the State after Deendayal Upadhayay. There are many renowned personalities in Assam who contributed much to the social life in the State. Pandit KK Handique, Laxminath Bezbaruah, Syed Abdul Mallik, Sitanath Brahma Choudhury, Anundoram Barooah, Padmanath Gohain Baruah, Hem Chandra Baruah, Bani Kanta Kakati, Meswar Neog and others did contribute much to our language, literature, culture and social life. Naming colleges in the State behind them will be the real tribute to them from our part. The AGP also wants naming of colleges in the State after such personalities as well. We appeal to Dispur to name colleges in the State after such personalities.”

Reacting to a statement made by former State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday that that BJP was about to gobble up the AGP, Kalita said: “Gogoi is ageing. He should’ve retired from politics for being too old. There’s none which can gobble the AGP up. The party has kept its own ideology intact.”   

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