By Debananda Medak
GUWAHATI: Asserting that Assam’s hard-line peasant leader Akhil Gogoi is emotional and politically immature, the Assam state unit of the CPI(M) said that the left parties of the state will not extend support to the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS)’s political wing – the Raijor Dal.
A senior CPI (M) leader of the state on condition of anonymity said, “Akhil Gogoi is not trust worthy. Some time he was supported and backed by the BJP as well as the Congress. Gogoi is not stick to his ideology. His political stance appears opportunistic. Therefore, there is no point of establishing faith on his political party.”
Notably, Akhil Gogoi-led KMSS formed a political party – Raijor Dal recently keeping in mind the ensuing Assam assembly polls scheduled for 2021.
“We do not know when Gogoi and the KMSS is supported by the BJP or by the Congress. Precisely, what we have experienced over the years is that the peasant leader is unpredictable and simply not trustworthy,” the left leader stressed.
It needs mention here that the left democratic parties of the state have extended support to the Congress-led Mahajutbandhan (grand alliance) that is formed recently to defeat the BJP in 2021. The Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led All India United Democratic Alliance (AIUDF) is also one of the major stakeholders of the grand alliance in the state.
Peasant leader Gogoi is known for his faith in Marxist ideology. He has been imprisoned ever since December, 2019 for his alleged involvement in violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.