Guwahati: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) which claims to represent the farmers of Assam has decided to launch a political party to fight the Assam elections in 2021. Jailed leader Akhil Gogoi will be the chief ministerial candidate of the party.
Addressing a press conference, the KMSS leadership said that Gogoi will announce the proposed party’s name once he is released from jail.
“We have prepared ourselves to form a new political party. It will be a regional party. People from all tribes, caste, community, religion and language will be a part of this party,” KMSS president Bhasco De Saikia said.
However, the new outfit will have a different name.
“Because of our non-compromising position, Akhil Gogoi is still in jail. By October, we hope Akhil Gogoi will be released. We trust the country’s judiciary. He will announce the name of the party after coming out of jail. The name of the party is finalised already,” Saikia said.
All intellectual preparation for the new party such as the work agenda and the constitution is ready, he added.
“The work agenda will be known as ‘Asombasir Jatiya Karmahuchi’ and it will be for the future modern Assamese society. We will send the constitution and the agenda to all district committees and our sister organisations. Then we will make this public and seek the peoples’ opinion on them,” he said.
KMSS has been generating funds from people through an initiative recently to take up the legal proceedings in court for the release of Akhil Gogoi.
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