Jailed Activist Akhil Gogoi To Contest Assam Elections From Sibsagar

Jailed Activist Akhil Gogoi To Contest Assam Elections From Sibsagar

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Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi will contest as a candidate of his newly-floated Raijor Dal. (File)

Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the upcoming elections in Assam from Sibsagar as a candidate of his newly-floated Raijor Dal.

Announcing the list of 17 candidates that the party fielded in the first two phases, Raijor Dal working president Bhasco De Saikia said that Akhil Gogoi, the party's president, will contest from the Sibsagar constituency in Upper Assam.

In the first phase, the party will contest in 12 seats but is yet to announce the candidate for one seat, and in the second phase, it has put up candidates in six constituencies.

"We have decided to contest in only 17 seats with the intention of not dividing the votes so that the BJP is defeated and to ensure that there is an anti-CAA government in the state," Bhasco Saikia said.

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