AASU general secy resigns

    Duliajan, Nov 21 (PTI) Lurin Jyoti Gogoi, general
secretary of the influential All Assam Students Union,
announced his resignation on Saturday night.
    Addressing the 17th convention of AASU here, Gogoi
said he is quitting but did not cite any reason for the
    "After much deliberation, I have taken this decision
and I request all of you to help me to bid adieu to ASSU.
    "Not for my personal interest I am resigning. I know
there are risks and challenges in my future action. I seek the
blessings of the people of Assam," the PhD scholar of
Dibrugarh University said.
    There have been speculations about him joining active
politics after Gogoi, a front-ranking leader during the anti-
Citizenship Amendment Act movement in Assam last year, had
said that if needed in the interest of protecting the state
and its people, a new political party may be launched under
the aegis of AASU.
    In September, a new regional political entity 'Asom
Jatiyo Parishad' was launched, proposed by the AASU and Asom
Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP).
    Assembly elections are due in Assam early next year.
    After the formation of AJP, Gogoi had said that the
historic Assam Accord of 1985 will be the key agenda of the
new regional political party, adopting and maintaining 'Assam
first; and will be forever' policy. PTI ESB TR

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