Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

Date of Birth : 1952

Mini Biography :

Prafulla Kumar Mahanta (born 1952) was the leader of the Assam Movement, a former Chief Minister of Assam (two terms) and a former president of the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), a major political party in the Indian state of Assam. He is currently the president of the AGP(P) political partyHe served as the chief minister of the state for two terms, (1985-1990) and (1996-2001), and was one of the youngest chief minister’s in the country’s history. He is a former president of the All Assam Students Union, a student organization that led the Assam Movement between 1979 and 1985. In August 2005, his membership in the AGP was terminated and he floated a new political party, Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive), on September 15, 2005.

The “Saikia Commission” has indicted Prafulla Mahanta as ultimately responsible as the Home Minister of Government of Assam for the secret killings of ULFA members’ family members in the period 1998-2001.

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