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Prafulla Kumar Mahanta led AGP(P) to unite with AGP

india Updated: Oct 13, 2008 16:33 IST
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta led AGP(P) to unite with AGP

Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta-led Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive) is all set to unite with its parent body AGP on Tuesday.

On the eve of the rejoining today, 56-year-old Mahanta, who got his membership terminated from AGP after he floated his new party three years back, blamed the Congress government in the state for the recent clashes in Udalguri and Darrang districts.

"Even Union Minister of State for Home Shakeel Ahmed, after visiting the two districts yesterday said that it was common failure of the security forces and the administration," Mahanta, the two time former Chief Minister said.

But, even after accepting the failure of the government to maintain law and order and punish the culprits, it is a mystery why the state government has not yet been dismissed, he said demanding President's Rule in the state.

Mahanta said he was committed to restore peace and mount pressure on the Centre to engage into talks with the ULFA and other insurgent outfits.

While expressing his concern about influx of illegal Bangladeshi migrants, Mahanta said an immediate check was necessary on them.

Elaborating his future agenda, Mahanta said that Implementation of the Assam accord, bringing schedule tribe status to six ethnic communities of the state and stopping politically motivated communal divisions would be his focus in coming days.