Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has been admitted to a private hospital
in Guwahati over blood pressure-related issues, a senior Asoma Gana Parishad leader told PTI on Saturday.

67-year-old was admitted to a private hospital late on Friday night but was later shifted to the intensive care unit of another
hospital, the AGP leader said.

Quoting Mahanta’s son, he said that the two-time former chief minister was stable
and his health parameters showed no cause for concern on Saturday.

Mahanta was
the president of the All Assam Students Union (AASU) that had spearheaded the
six-year long Assam Movement from 1979 against illegal immigrants in Assam.

The agitation
culminated in1985 with the signing of the historic Assam accord by the ASSU, the
central and Assamese governments in the presence of then-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

This led to
the formation of the Asom Gana Parishad with Mahanta as its president.

Riding a
wave of support for the Assam Movement, the AGP contested in and won the state
assembly elections in 1985, with Mahanta swearing in as the youngest chief
minister of the state at the age of 32.  

regional party again won the elections in 1996, defeating the Congress as
Mahanta became chief minister of the state for a second time.