GUWAHATI: Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi led Raijor Dal, the newly formed regional political front, claimed that a ‘conspiracy’ has been ongoing against Gogoi and he has faced death threats while in judicial custody.
Gogoi who was booked by National Investigation Agency (NIA) on charges under UAPA and being lodged in jail for over a year was rejected of bail by the Supreme Court on Thursday.
“Gogoi has been threatened of life in jail. He was also been baited with high valued offers. But he has rejected them all. We did not disclose this earlier as we thought it may cause him. But now we don’t want to wait anymore and urged all our well-wishers, intellectuals of the state and indigenous groups to get ready for a massive agitation against the injustice,” the party said in a statement on Friday.
It requested all the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) forces to resume their movements in a stronger way.
“Gogoi was arrested while he was leading an anti-CAA movement in the state. But the investigating agency has slapped him with charges of terrorism. Is raising voice against the government’s autocratic act is an act of terrorism?” said Debanga Saurav Gogoi, spokesperson of the party.
The party said that uprooting the BJP government from power has been its prime objective. “It’s time all the anti-BJP forces unite and uproot this government for safeguarding the democracy and the people of Assam. Everyone must work to bring an end to the BJP led state government in 2021,” the statement added.
Raijor Dal has recently forged a pre-poll alliance with former All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) leader Lurinjyoti Gogoi led Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP). The alliance has already rejected an offer from Congress to join the latter’s ‘grand alliance’ with AIUDF and left parties.
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