(Eds: With fresh inputs) Guwahati, Mar 27 (PTI) The first phase of polling in Assam was held peacefully in Assam on Saturday when around 77 per cent of the total 81.09 lakh voters ...

26 March.Guwahati, Assam, India
Raijor Dol leader Akhil Gogoi's mother is joined by social activist Medha Patkar and Sandeep Pandey in the campaign. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Akhil Gogoi and Pranab Doley are trying their luck for the first time in electoral politics
  • Akhil Gogoi is an anti-CAA activist
  • Doley is a senior leader of the Jeepal Krishak Sramik Sangha

Guwahati, Mar 26 (PTI) Amidst the hullabaloo of crorepati candidates pulling all the cards in this election season in Assam, activists Akhil Gogoi and Pranab Doley are trying their luck for the ...

26 March.Guwahati, Assam, India
Akhil Gogoi was also associated with Anna Hazare-led anti-graft movement India Against Corruption. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Akhil Gogoi, the founder of Raijor Dal and an RTI activist , is contesting the Assam Assembly elections from jail
  • He was arrested last year following protests in December 2019 against the Central government's CAA
  • The 45-year-old jailed activist has aligned for the polls with Asom Jatiya Parishad of Lurinjyoti Gogoi