Guwahati: Raijor Dal president and peasant activist Akhil Gogoi will contest the upcoming Assam assembly elections 2021 and will file his nominations from the Sivasagar constituency. He was currently lodged in jail and is facing UAPA charges.
Supreme Court rejected the bail petition of Akhil Gogoi who was arrested in 2019 by The national Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with his role in Anti CAA protests which resulted in violence in Assam.
Justice NV Ramana denied his bail plea and suggested him to file again in the future and said, "Cannot consider bail in light of allegations as of now. Maybe later you can file an application. Let the trail proceed. Courts have started functioning now"
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal lashed out at Akhil Gogoi and called his party as B-team of BJP. AJP-Raijor Dal will split the Muslim votes. Badruddin Ajmal said "Akhil Gogoi was like my brother, he took my help. At that time I was not communal, but now he says I'm communal. Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Akhil Gogoi (AJP-Raijor Dal) are working in minority areas and not in majority areas. When Himanta Biswa Sarma said that they will win 20 seats in the minority area, we were confused. But now we know, they (AJP-Raijor Dal) are working as B Team of BJP. They will divide Muslim votes thereby benefitting BJP, but we are not scared of AJP or Raijor Dal, they are three months old party,"