Peasant activist and Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi, who is under arrest since December 2019 for his alleged role in the anti-CAA protests, won from the Sivasagar seat, defeated BJP’s Surabhi Rajkonwari with a margin of over 9,000 votes.
The 45-year-old is currently admitted at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), defeated Surabhi Rajkonwari of BJP. He filed his candidature from hospital.
Raijor Dal was formed in October last year and Gogoi was named as the president of the party.
The party had tied up with Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), another newly formed outfit, which along with Raijor Dal failed to make a mark in other constituencies.
Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 after a case against him was lodged in Chabua police station in Dibrugarh district under various sections of IPC for criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting etc.