Guwahati, Oct 2: Running out of confidence in political parties in Assam the leading ‘peasants’ organisation in Assam, Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) led by firebrand Akhil Gogoi has set out to facilitate faster development of the state by floating ‘Raijor Dal’, a new regional political party that has appeared in the political spectrum of the state.
Claiming that 70 indigenous organisations have joined hands with it in forming the new political party, the KMSS president Bhasco De Saikia at the launch of the party pledge “to usher in a new Assam by taking everyone together”.The new political party is definitely going to increase the number of parties in the fray in the next Assembly election in the state.
Christened ‘Raijor Dal’ or the people’s party, the new political outfit plans to be among the parties in the fray for next year’s Assembly elections.
The new party based on the principles of federalism, inclusivity and a self-reliant economy, has vowed to work towards ushering in a new Assam with a new era of development taking everyone together.
The party has the support of United Regional Party, Assam, another outfit founded by advocate Arup Borbora.
Reportedly, KMSS founder and advisor, Akhil Gogoi, who was granted bail by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) special court yesterday, will be the chief state convener of the party.Gogoi has been in jail since December last year ‘on charges of inciting violence’ during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act movement across the state.
Noted academic and intellectual, Hiren Gohain, award-winning writer Nagen Saikia and filmmaker of international repute, Jahnu Barua are among the prominent personalities of the state will be advisors to the newly-launched party.
The launch of ‘Raijor Dal’ comes barely three weeks after the formation of Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), another regional political party which was floated under the aegis of the All Assam Students’ Union and Asam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad on September 14.
The KMSS had earlier proposed to the AASU and AJYCP for the formation of a united regional force (under one party, flag and symbol) to take on the heavyweights, including ruling BJP and the Opposition parties, in the polls, but could not get a positive response.