Guwahati: The newly-floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) today unveiled its party flag and draft Constitution at the Hotel Prag Continental in Guwahati city. The AJP is under the aegis of two powerful regional students' bodies -- the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad (AJYCP).
The AJP flag is blue in colour and consists of a red circle in the left side -- the most prominent part of the flag. On the right side, the words ''Assam Jatiya Parishad'' are written in both English and Assamese. Below that, waves are drawn on light blue.
The AJP was announced by the AASU and AJYCP after many in Assam expressed the need for an alternative political solution after the statewide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act. The party has the slogan of "Assam prothom, sodai and sirodin" (Assam first, everyday, and forever), and its leaders have assured that the AJP wil
Party leaders have revealed that the High Command will be a 10-member committee that will consist of a President and 9 members. The AJP today revealed that the first political conference of the party will be held in December and that the committees will be formed in 17 districts across Assam.
It needs mention here that the 2016 state assembly elections in Assam gave a fractured mandate and no party has an absolute majority in the current House. The BJP is the single largest party with 60 MLAs, while its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland Peoples Front (BPF) have 14 and 12 legislators respectively.
The ruling coalition also has the support of an Independent MLA. The opposition Congress has 23 MLAs, while the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has 14 members in the House.
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