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Assamese indigenous groups form new political party, Akhil Gogoi to be chief convenor

The formation of the party ‘Raijor Dal’, comprising 70 indigenous groups and a regional party, comes ahead of the 2021 assembly polls due to take place next year.

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Guwahati: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) along with 70 indigenous groups and a regional party on Friday floated a political outfit to fight the Assam assembly elections due next year, outgoing president of the peasant body Bhasco De Saikia said.

The new party, named ‘Raijor Dal’ (People’s Party) was launched on Gandhi Jayanti and the birthday of jailed KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi at a press conference here.

The 70 indigenous groups and the regional party, the ‘Sanjukta Anchalik Dal, Asom’, were together during the anti Citizenship (Amendment) Act agitation.

Saikia, who along with Gogoi will be the chief convenors of the ‘Raijor Dal’, said, “The new inclusive democratic political party with the slogan ‘Think globally, act locally’ would work for ushering in a new Assam with a new era of development taking every one together.

“All ethnic communities will be cooperating and working unitedly for the greater good of the state.”

National Award winning film director Jahnu Barua, prominent advocate and political leader Arup Borbora, Lachit Sena leader Sringkhal Chaliha, also addressed the press conference.

Also read: Akhil Gogoi to be CM candidate of political party launched by KMSS for Assam polls


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