Assam : Samujjal Bhattacharya cannot make official statement on behalf of AASU

No official statements can be declared by Samujjal Kumar Bhattacharya on behalf of the students union, said AASU general secretary Sankarjyoti Barua while addressing a press conference at Tezpur on Sunday.

Bhattacharya served as the Chief Advisor of the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU). He announced in October 2020 that he would resign from the students’ union, but after many student leaders appealed, he made his decision to stay.

Bhattacharya is free to make any personal statement, said AASU general secretary Barua.

Barua said to reporters, “The executive committee in its next meeting will take a decision whether Samujjal Bhattacharya will remain with the AASU or not.”

“Currently, he is not holding any constitutional position in the AASU. So, until the next executive committee meeting, he cannot make any statement on behalf of the AASU,” Barua said.

“Now, only the president and general secretary of AASU have the authority to make any statement on behalf of the students’ body,” Barua clarified.

This statement from AASU general secretary indicates about the inner conflict within the state’s students’ union.

Previously, Bhattacharya made announcements before top police officials and media at the AASU’s protest venue in Guwahati on Saturday, which followed the declaration from AASU’s General Secretary.