Positioning beyond the opposition politics of Congress led front, do Akhil’s Raijor Dal carry the potential to herald a new era of politics in Assam? It is perhaps contingent upon several factors, the immediate of course rests on its electoral outcome but beyond, rests more on its ability to negotiate the structural contradictions that lay embedded in the politics of the Brahmaputra valley. Looking back at the KMSS, the organisation from which Raijor Dal was formed may generate interesting insights.
Author: Indrani Talukdar & Gorky Chakraborty
Indrani is a Doctoral Scholar at Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Gorky is a Faculty at Institute of Development Studies Kolkata