Jorhat: Peasant leader and chief of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Akhil Gogoi's mother is unwell. She has been admitted to Jorhat Medical College and Hospital. Gogoi's mother Priyada Gogoi is suffering from several old age-related ailments.
Priyada has been requesting the government to release her son Akhil from jail at the earliest. Akhil Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 for his alleged role in violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
On October 2, the KMSS launched a new regional party which has been christened as 'Raijor Dal' (people's party) with Akhil Gogoi and KMSS President Bhasco de Saikia as its co-convenors. The party was officially launched in Guwahati amid much fanfare and promises of a better tomorrow. The launching ceremony was held a day after National Investigation Agency (NIA) special court granted bail to peasant leader Akhil Gogoi in a case related to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) stir in Assam last year.