ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ASSAM- AGP Facing Multiple Challenges

AGP Facing Multiple Challenges THE recent decision of the All-Assam Students' Union (AASU) to resume 'non- cooperation' with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) ministers and legislators (though not with the government as such) has to be seen in the context of the sharp deterioration in the relations between the AASU and the political party it gave birth to. The latest public manifestation of such deterioration was the eleven-hour Assam bandh called by AASU on October 20. The bandh, to no one's surprise, was a total success in the Brahmaputra valley districts. In the Barak valley districts and the two autonomous hill districts the bandh call had no impact, again to no one's surprise. The pattern is all too familiar, having been well established in the course of the six-year long anti- foreigner agitation and in fact going farther back in time, underlining once again the inescapable fact that on virtually every important or even unimportant issue, public opinion in the Brahmaputra valley and the Barak valley has been sharply divergent.

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