Asom Gana Parishad (Pragatishel)

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Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive), or AGP(P), was a regional political party in Assam, India. It was formed by Prafulla Kumar Mahanta after he was expelled in 2005 by the Asom Gana Parishad for anti-party activities.

In the 2006 Assembly elections, the party won just one seat; namely that of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. In 2008, the party merged again with Asom Gana Parishad.AGP was a result of a six-year-long Assam Agitation against illegal infiltration of foreigners from Bangladesh intoAssam, led by All Assam Students Union(AASU). A national convention of the people of Assam, organised at Golaghat on October 13–14, 1985 decided that a regional political party under the name and style of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) be constituted, and the Asom Gana Parishad was finally launched at Golaghat on October 14, 1985, which consisted of representatives of various organizations including the Asom Sahitya Sabha, two regional political parties – Asom Jatiyabadi Dal and Purbanchaliya Loka Parishad, the Sadau Asom Karmachari Parishad, Asom Jatiyabadi Yuva-Chatra Parishad, Asom Yuvak Samaj, All Assam Central and semi-Central Employees’ Association etc.[1]


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  1. ^ Kant, Saxena. "Review of Book on Nellie Massacre by Diganta Sharma". Scribd. Retrieved 4 February 2010.