May 12, 2021 3:55 pm
In the recent assembly polls, Akhil Gogoi defeated BJP's Surabhi Rajkonwari by nearly 12,000 votes in the Sibsagar constituency, becoming the first from Assam to win an election from jail.
May 08, 2021 9:40 am
Sanjib Baruah writes: Despite the electoral failure of the anti-CAA platform, Gogoi’s victory might prove to be politically consequential in coming months.
April 15, 2021 5:12 am
While this clears Gogoi in one NIA case (based on a case (289/2019) registered at the Chabua police station in Dibrugarh district), the activist is still in jail under another UAPA case being investigated by the central agency.
April 14, 2021 10:00 pm
On October 1 last year, the Special NIA court had granted bail to Gogoi after submission of chargesheet by the investigating agency.
March 23, 2021 6:27 pm
The letter released by Akhil Gogoi's newly floated political outfit Raijor Dal said that the peasant leader was taken to Delhi on December 18, 2019 without the Court's permission.
March 16, 2021 8:10 am
Gogoi is perhaps Assam’s most vocal agitator, over issues such as land rights, displacements, big dams, and in December 2019, the Citzenship (Amendment) Act.
March 09, 2021 2:38 pm
Lack of agreement on seat-sharing and strategic decisions to defeat the BJP-led alliance is evident in several constituencies where both the Congress-led ‘grand alliance’ and the AJP-RD alliance have fielded candidates.
March 06, 2021 5:33 pm
Gohain has been a strong critic of the BJP and the RSS. He is strongly opposed to the contentious CAA. In January 2019, he along with Gogoi and senior journalist Manjit Mahanta were booked for sedition after their comments during a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
March 06, 2021 7:20 pm
Akhil Gogoi (45) is a prominent peasants’ rights leader in Assam who is currently in jail for over a year now after being booked by the NIA on charges of sedition and those related to terrorism under provisions of the UAPA following his involvement in the anti-CAA protests in the state.
March 05, 2021 10:18 am
Akhil Gogoi’s letter about Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF has ruffled feathers in poll-bound Assam, with strong reactions coming in from different quarters.