Court stays Atul Bora's election as AGP president

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Published: September 8,2020 03:48 PM
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September 8, 2020: In a major blow to Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora, the court has declared his recent re-election as unconstitutional.

September 8, 2020: In a major blow to Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora, the court has declared his recent re-election as unconstitutional.



The Civil Court has held that the Annual General Meeting of the AGP held on August 27 is in violation of the injunction order issued by the court on August 26. The court was of the view that despite receiving the order copy via Whatsapp on the day it was issued and inspite of having information of the stay order through newspapers and news channels, the AGP leaders showed complete disregard to the stay order and proceeded with the meeting violating the court's order as well as civil protocol.





The Court held that "any act done in violation of order of injunction would be nonest in the eye of law and hence would be unenforceable."



The judge opined that there is a violation of court's order and in the interest of justice, AGP should refrain from giving effect to all the resolutions passed in the meeting on August 27 which shall also include election of Atul Bora as president for being made in alleged violation of injunction order. They have also been asked to preserve the attendance register and proceeding book of the meeting, CCTV footage of AGP office and photograph of congregation for adjudication of this case. It also issued summons to the violators including Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhushan Choudhury.


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