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AASU sets maximum age limit of 40 to be panel member, Graduation must

DULIAJAN: A great transformative wave has headed the way of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) as a host of key decisions — altering the tenets of its Constitution — have been taken at the 17th General Convention of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) that is currently underway in Duliajan of Dibrugarh district. As per the new rules, persons aged above 40 shall not be allowed to be a member of the top brass Central Executive panel of the apex student body of Assam.

Additionally, the Convention will be held every 3 years instead of 5. Moreover, one has to be a graduate in order to become a member of the AASU’s Central Committee. This is being seen as one of the most historic moments in the history of the AASU, which recently joined up with the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP) to form its second political outfit, the Asom Jatiya Parishad (or AJP).

Meanwhile, AASU Chief Adviser Samujjal Bhattacharya has announced that he is about to hang up his boots. Yesterday, the leader got teary eyed when AASU workers raised chants, urging him not to step down. After a brief pause, he said that he had forgotten the ‘gamusa’ — which he would have used to wipe his tears — at home.

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The 4-day Conference of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) will see a tectonic shift in Assam’s largest student organization as its leaders are likely to cast off their Union robes in their pursuit for political aspirations. Around 8,000 Aasu delegates from Assam have reached Duliajan for the convention which is on the radar of political pundits as it is expected to give a final shape to the rew regional party, Asom Jayita Parishad (AJP).
In September, AASU and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), another influential student body, had joined hands and announced formation of Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP). The party is expected to contest the upcoming polls in the State.

The two regional student bodies had spearheaded the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act stir in the state opposing the Centre’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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