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Assam: Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi a day after release says fight against CAA will continue

Sibsagar MLA and Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi on Friday said the movement against the Citizenship Amendment Act will be revived.

Talking to the media persons on Friday at Nagaon, Akhil Gogoi said, “Now that I am out, I want to assure the people that the anti-CAA movement will resume. No (illegal) foreigner will be allowed to stay in the state.”

Akhil Gogoi spent nearly 19 months behind bars for his alleged role in the violent protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in December 2019.

He fought and won the recently-concluded assembly elections from the jail. Gogoi alleged that the BJP-led state government was not sympathetic towards the problems of the people.

“This outpour of people’s love for a jailed person like me proves that I was wrongly confined. The BJP kept me behind bars and won a second term but this won’t happen again. In 2026, a new government will be formed. The BJP ‘hatao’ (remove BJP) movement starts from today,” Gogoi said.

On Thursday Akhil Gogoi was acquitted from all charges by NIA Court.

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