As a pupil, Bora participated within the Assam motion. Before turning into the AASU chief, he served because the organisation’s organising and normal secretary
In 2016, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) chief Atul Bora created historical past by turning into the primary non-Congress candidate to win the constituency of Bokakhat.
Bora, a former AASU president, is at the moment the agriculture minister within the Sarbananda Sonowal cupboard. He will probably be one to look at within the upcoming polls.
As a pupil, Bora participated within the Assam motion. Before turning into the AASU chief, he served because the organisation’s organising and normal secretary.
Bora practised legislation for a number of years earlier than becoming a member of the AGP in 1995 the place he served in numerous posts comparable to district president, joint secretary and normal secretary of the central committee.
He won his first election as an MLA in 1996 from Golaghat.
He was elected because the AGP working president in 2011 and later elevated to get together chief in 2014.
Charged with respiratory new life into the AGP after the get together’s constant failures on the hustings, he was one of many architects of the alliance with the BJP.
In 2016, Bora was inducted into the Cabinet of Sarbananda Sonowal.
In 2019, the AGP, going through flak over the Citizenship Amendment Act, had pulled out of the BJP-led coalition authorities, saying its “last-ditch attempt to convince” the Centre to withdraw the Act failed.
Bora, after assembly Rajnath Singh, had mentioned, “We tried to convince the Centre that the bill was against the Assam Accord and will nullify the ongoing updating of the National Register of Citizens… But Singh told us clearly that it will be passed in Lok Sabha tomorrow. After this, there is no question of remaining in the alliance.”
However, there was one more twist within the story because the AGP returned to the BJP fold by March.
Bora, defending the move had said, “We are now convinced that no new foreigner will come to Assam. Also, people want the AGP to be in the government for development.”
Personal historical past
Bora was born on 7 April 1960 to Mehuram and Punya Probha Bora in Assam’s Golghat district.
He has a post-graduate in Political Science and holds an LLB diploma.
He is married to Bulbuli Baruah with whom he has one daughter.
He counts bodily train and dealing within the paddy fields amongst his favorite pastimes and particular pursuits.
The state of Assam will vote to elect a brand new Assembly in three phases on 27 March, 1 April and 6 April. Bokakhat goes to polls on 27 March.
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