Guwahati, Aug. 26: The pro-unification group within the AGP today received a big boost with its executive sending the report of the 11-member unification committee to the general house for a final decision on the issue on September 21.
The executive panel adopted a resolution after a marathon meeting lasting for over seven hours that discussed the 14-page report, hailed by most participants as “neutral and practical”.
Committee spokesman Atul Bora said the executive has also requested that the unification process be completed by October 14, the AGP’s foundation day. The AGP executive will sit again on September 20.
Sources said the unification committee’s report was all but endorsed. “But since such important decision has to be approved by the general house it was decided to send the report to it. The next executive will deliberate on ways to move ahead like amending the constitution,” an AGP MLA said.
The committee in its recommendation has mooted that unification was of “utmost importance” to strengthen the regional forces and to take on the ruling Congress.
It also said the four parties with which it interacted also endorsed the needed for unification. The four parties are the AGP-P, TGP and the two factions of the PLP.