Akhil Gogoi, president of the newly formed regional party in Assam – Raijor Dal has stated that if necessary he would “refrain from contesting”.
A letter purportedly written by Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi from jail is doing the rounds in the social media.
In the letter, Akhil Gogoi has also urged to the opposition parties to field common candidates against the BJP in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.
Akhil Gogoi made it clear that the purpose is to defeat the BJP which he terms as a “communal and fascist party”.
The “open letter” addressed to the “leaderships of the opposition political parties of Assam” is in Assamese and is unsigned (only the upper portion of the letter has seemingly made way to the social media).
At the very outset, the Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi stressed on fielding common opposition candidates against the ruling party and its allies while appealing to the parties not to pave the way for a BJP victory through disunity among themselves.
Akhil Gogoi urged the opposition parties to adopt resolutions at their party leadership level.
The letter dated March 2, 2021 also states that the same has been sent through the working president of Raijor Dal.
Stating that the letter has been sent from jail, Akhil Gogoi has stated that he is of the view that the opposition parties did not appear to be resolved in the desired manner to inflict a decisive defeat on the BJP.
Akhil Gogoi added that he was passing his days in “serious anxiety”.
Akhil Gogoi further added that having put to use the very limited liberty that he was subjected to inside jail, he made all efforts to realise the purpose of having united opposition candidates against the saffron party.
However, he added that he was of the view that the same has not been achieved.