Sivasagar MLA and Raijor Dal President Akhil Gogoi, on Friday, paid his maiden visit to his constituency, after the NIA court cleared him of all charges on Thursday.
After arriving at Sivasagar, Gogoi visited the historic Rang Ghar, where he was felicitated by various organisations and people of his constituency. The leader bowed down to the people and pledged to work in their best interests.
“I want to say that you have fulfilled your responsibility by voting me and getting me out of jail, so half of the job is done. And now it is my responsibility to complete the remaining half,” Gogoi said.
The MLA said that he has plans to turn Sivasagar into a heritage city. “On July 13, I will place a proposal in the assembly, where I will propose Sivasagar to be declared as the state’s heritage city as per the Archaeological Act,” he said.
Stressing that the constituency has not witnessed the kind of development that it should have, Gogoi promised to pull out all stops for its development.
“Sivasagar should be as developed as the chief minister’s constituency. If any department or minister creates any hurdles in its development, you will see for yourself the kind of measures I will take,” Gogoi added.
Meanwhile, the Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) authority claims that Gogoi had left the hospital premises against the doctors’ advice. Guwahati based journalist Atanu Bhyuan took to Twitter and said, “GMCH didn’t allow Akhil Gogoi to leave. He signed the discharge form himself and left hospital: GMCH supdt.”
In a letter to the Assam Home Department on Friday, GMCH Superintendent Abhijit Sharma said, “…I would like to inform you that Shri Akhil Gogoi has left the hospital against medical advice signing the release from responsibility for discharge.”
On Thursday, the NIA court cleared Akhil Gogoi and three of his associates, Dhairjya Konwar, Manas Konwar, and Bitu Sonowal, of all charges under UAPA for their alleged role in the violent anti-CAA protests in Assam in December 2019.
Following his release, Gogoi immediately left the hospital and paid a visit to martyr Sam Stafford’s house, who was killed in a police firing during the 2019 Anti-CAA protests.