Regional Politics in Assam: A Case Study of Asom Gana Parishad

  • Ipsita Gogoi
    Research Scholar, Dibrugarh University


  • Political parties have emerged as an effective tool to acquire power and to hold that power. India as a multi-party country classified political parties as national, state, regional parties according to their status in politics. The era of one-party dominance of congress came to an end in 1967 election the political scenario of the country start changing. The first regional political party who won election was DMK in 1923-24 election and came to power. In Assam the rise of regional political party started with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) with its foundation in 1985, as a result of a social movement known as Assam Movement and by signing the Assam Accord. From the beginning the party talk about the interest of the region started its political journey more specifically with the issue of illegal migration. In the formation year itself the party manage to win the faith of people. But the party face many ups and down with its changing concern. This article is an analysis of Asom Gana Parishad with the performance of the party in elections.

  • Key words: Regionalism, Regional political party, Assam movement, Asom Gana Parishad, Assam Accord.

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