Rise of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) in the State Politics of Assam


  • Mahan Borah


The regional political parties are playing a very significant role in Indian political system particularly in the post congress era and in the age of coalition politics. So far the national level politics is concerned, the regional political parties play a “king making” role in Indian politics. Whereas in the politics at state level concerned the regional political parties emerge as an alternative of national political parties or emerge as the leading political party of polarity politics. Assam is also not lagging behind in this context. Although the state has produced some smaller political parties before 1985, yet the formation of Asom Gana Parishad in 1985 was a historical landmark development in the history of regional political parties of Assam. Thus, in this paper an elaborate discussion is made to understand the role and formation of regional political party namely, Asom Gana Parishad  and also  focuses the burning migration problem and growing identity politics among the people of Assam.