Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi to contest Assam elections from Sibsagar
Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the upcoming Assam assembly elections from the Sibsagar constituency as a candidate of his newly-floated Raijor Dal. The party on Saturday announced 17 candidates for the first two phases of Assam assembly elections. Gogoi, a peasant leader, is in jail since December 2019 in connection with a NIA case for his role in the anti-CAA protests in Assam. He was arrested under UAPA.