Akhil Gogoi Tests Positive for COVID-19

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Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) chief Akhil Gogoi tested positive COVID-19 on Thursday. Earlier today, two other leaders Bitu Sonowal and Dharjya Konwar were also tested positive of the virus.

However, the other leader, Manash Konwar’s report is still awaited.

It has been learnt that both the leaders Sonowal and Konwar were brought out of Guwahati Central Jail last night and kept in a makeshift camp in Panbazar.

Sonowal, since his childhood, has been a patient of Asthma.

The peasant leader Akhil Gogoi was unwell for long and his swab sample was collected after he fell ill and the result came positive today.

However, protests erupted in different parts of the state demanding immediate release of the leader and to provide advanced treatment.

Meanwhile, in a video released on social media, Kamal Kumar Medhi, former longstanding deputy of Akhil Gogoi and second in command in the organisation, has accused the government of taking a very casual approach to the deteriorating health of the jailed leaders.

Slamming the government for this attitude, he asked why the government had to wait, despite many appeals, for the court orders to do the swab tests of the jailed leaders. He further informed in the video that the leaders, due to lack of space in the existing health facilities, were taken to different hospitals last night, thus highlighting the alleged inhumane treatment meted out to them.

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