A two day long political convention gets underway in Guwahati on Tuesday is expected to refurbish the image of the Asom Gana Parishad which faced defeats in the last couple of Lok Sabha and Assembly polls.
Noted litterateur and journalist Hoomen Borgohain opened the first session at Machkhowa ITA Centre at 2-30 in the afternoon where the speakers after speakers outlined the importance of regionalism.
On Wednesday, noted intellectual Dr Hiren Gohain is scheduled to open the session at 10 in the morning where the party will expect an action plan to revive the party.
Former Asom Sahitya Sabha president and Agradoot Editor Kanaksen Deka will open the third and last session at 3 in the afternoon seeking suggestions from the people, party and organizations revive the party.
The party leaders have already invited over 500 guests to this convention a year ahead of the 2016 assembly polls.
Three dreaded GNLA militants were killed at an encounter with security forces in Goalpara district on Friday.
The encounter took place at Krishnai along the Assam-Meghalaya border where the trio were killed on the spot. Security forces are fanning in and around the area in search of the Garo militants who have been spreading terror tentacles in the entire area in the form of extortion and abduction.
The liquor tragedy toll in Titabor has gone upto 5 with the death of two more people on Thursday. Bipul Saikia and Bohagi Santhal died on Thursday at JMCH four days after the duo were admitted along with 20 others. They started vomitting and complained of stomach ache hours after they consumed illicit liquor at Dholi tea garden. Three died on the same day. With this, the toll has gone upto 5.