Guwahati: The party led by peasant activist Akhil Gogoi-Raijor Dal today announced that it will contest two out of the five assembly seats that are going to by-polls in Assam on October 30.
Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi said that his party will contest in Thowra and Mariani Assembly seats.
“Dhaijya Konwar will be Raijor Dal’s candidate for Thowra. We will announce our candidate for Mariani soon,” Gogoi said.
He also expressed displeasure that Congress has not aligned with his party for the upcoming polls.
Gogoi said that he is confident that his party will secure victory in both the seats that it will contest.
Notably, Congress had won both the seats of Thowra and Mariani in the Assembly elections held earlier this year. But both the MLAs has quit the party and stepped down as MLA.
By-polls to the seats of Thowra, Mariani, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur and Gossaigaon will be held on October 30.
Currently, the BJP has 59 MLAs, while its allies AGP has nine, and UPPL has five legislators.
Congress, on the other hand, has 27 MLAs, AIUDF 15, BPF three and CPI-M has one MLA in the 126-member Assam Assembly. Akhil Gogoi is the lone MLA from the Raijor Dal party in the Assembly.