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ASSAM-From Mass Movement to Electoral Politics

ASSAM From Mass Movement to Electoral Politics Udayon Misra WITH less than a fortnight left for the polls, the wind in the Brahmaputra Valley districts of the state seems to be in favour of the Asom Gaiia Parishad, The AGP which will be barely two months old on the day of the elections, December 16, has not only emerged as th6 main rival of the Congress(f), but appears to have pushed the national opposition parties to the sidelines. Its campaign thrust, backed by thousands of volunteers of the All Assam Students' Union, has taken the ruling party by surprise and hundreds Of election offices of the new party have sprung up spontaneously even in the. most remote areas. The elections are being viewed as yet another stage of the mass agitation and the organisational expertise gained by the AASU-AAGSP during the last six years of the Assam Movement are being put to the full use. It is as if the entire student force of the state is once again involved in an agitation

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