Guwahati: Peasant leader and Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi who has been in judicial custody for over a year now to fight the state polls from Sivasagar constituency, said Raijor Dal convenor Bhasco D Saikia as the party announced the list of its candidates for the first two phases of elections in poll-bound Assam.
Earlier, the party members collected the nomination papers for Gogoi.
Addressing the media on Saturday, Saikia, informed that the announcement of the list of candidates was preceded after approval from Gogoi.
Raijor Dal will field its candidates in 12 constituency seats out of the 47 in the first phase and 6 seats out of 39 seats in the second phase of assembly elections.
Here is the first list of candidates for Phase- I assembly elections; the name of the one candidate has been kept on hold.
- Chabua- Dipenjyoti Phukan
- Moran- Mohini Mohan Ligira
- Mahmora- Lohit Gogoi
- Sivasagar- Akhil Gogoi
- Tiok- Kabindra Chetia Phukan
- Bokakhat- Jibon Bora
- Rupahihat- Nazrul Islam
- Dhing- Mehmub Muktab
- Tezpur- Alok Nath
- Bihpuria- Anup Saikia
- Rangapara- Bijoy Tirki
Here is the second list of candidates for Phase- II assembly elections
- Raha (SC)- Rubul Das
- Rangia- Hareswar Barman
- Kamalpur- Jitul Deka
- Karimganj North- Sahabul Islam Choudhury
- Dalgaon- Umar Ali
- Jamunamukh- Diluwara Begum Choudhury
Alike AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi, it is speculated that Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi might contest from Mariani constituency apart from Sivasagar constituency.
Raijor Dal earlier in the morning hours claimed that the party will contest in 18 constituencies out of 86 to oust BJP-led alliance government in Assam.
According to party insiders, both Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal will share proportionate numbers of seats in upper, central and northern Assam. But Raijor Dal is reportedly eyeing the minority seats in central and lower Assam.
It is estimated that indigenous votes sharing might remain the only factor between AJP and Raijor Dal in few constituencies. Bhasco D Saikia, however, claimed that both the parties will sort this issue with discussion.
Interestingly, both AJP and Raijor Dal will go for a friendly contest in two constituencies namely Bihpuria and Rangapara in the first phase of assembly elections.
Assam Jatiya Parishad leaders Achyut Saikia and Ajay Tanti will contest from Bihpuria and Rangapara constituencies respectively.