Drupad Borgohain

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Drupad Borgohain (born November 7, 1941) is an Indian politician.[1] He is a veteran leader of the left-wing in the Assam state.[2][3] As of 2014 he is the secretary of the Assam State Council of the Communist Party of India (CPI), a position he has held since 1987.[1][4] As of 2010 he served as president of Assam state council of All India Kisan Sabha (peasants' movement).[5]

Youth movement[edit]

Drupad Borgohain was born on November 7, 1941 (anniversary of the October Revolution).[1][6] He lives in Maduri village, Sivasagar district.[7] He is the son of Manik and Rupeswari Borgohain. He studied at Nazira High School and Sivasagar College. He obtained a B.A. (Hons.) degree. A teacher by profession, he worked at the Maduri Middle Vernacular School during 1960-1961. He went on to teach at the Chakimukh Middle English School between October 1961 and January 1963, and then at Higher Secondary Multi Purpose School in Nazira from February 1, 1963 until December 31, 1982. He became a CPI party member in April 1963. He was active in the All India Youth Federation between 1965 and 1978, being elected to its National Council. He served as Joint Secretary of the Assam State Council of AIYF between 1965 and 1968, then becoming the president of the Assam State Council.[1]

Party whole-timer[edit]

Borgohain resigned from his teaching job to become a political whole-timer in 1982.[1] He stood as the CPI candidate in the Nazira seat in the 1983 Assam Legislative Assembly election. He finished in second place with 2,460 votes (18.83% of the votes in the constituency), being defeated by Hiteswar Saikia of the Indian National Congress.[8]

Parliamentarian and state legislator[edit]

Borgohain was a member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the Parliament of India) between April 1998 and April 2004.[9] He stood as a candidate in the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat in the 2004 general election. Borgohain finished in second place with 172,332 votes (25.84% of the votes in the constituency).[10]

Borgohain contested the 2006 Assam Legislative Assembly election. He won the Nazira seat, defeating the Congress Party candidate Hemoprova Saikia (Handloom and Textiles Minister of the state government).[11] Borgohain obtained 37,623 votes (44.62%).[12]

Borgohain again contested the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat in the 2009 general election. He finished in third place with 74,185 votes (9.72%).[13] He obtained 22.21% of the votes in the Nazira assembly segment, but merely 3.8% of the votes in the Jorhat assembly segment.[14] Borgohain lost the Nazira assembly seat in the 2011 election. He finished in second place with 18,700 votes (22.58), being defeated by Debabrata Saikia of the Congress Party.[15]

2014 election[edit]

CPI launched Borgohain as its candidate in the Jorhat seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.[2][3] His candidature received support from the Communist Party of India (Marxist).[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e India. Parliament. Rajya Sabha (1998). Who's who. Rajya Sabha Secretariat. p. 70. 
  2. ^ a b The Statesman. 16th LS polls: Mounting challenges for Assam sitting MPs
  3. ^ a b NetIndia123. Jorhat: Handique eyeing 7th term in quadrangular fight
  4. ^ The Sentinel. Assam should be declared as a Tribal State : Drupad Borgohain
  5. ^ New Age Weekly. Assam AIKS Conference Call For More Struggles
  6. ^ Linda K. Fuller (1 January 2004). National Days/national Ways: Historical, Political, and Religious Celebrations Around the World. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 300. ISBN 978-0-275-97270-7. 
  7. ^ Election Commission of India. Members of Rajya Sabha
  8. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 1983 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ASSAM
  9. ^ Communist Party of India, Maharashtra State Council. CPI Rajyasabha Members from 1952 to upto date.
  10. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTIONS, 2004 TO THE 14th LOK SABHA - VOLUME I (NATIONAL AND STATE ABSTRACTS & DETAILED RESULTS)
  11. ^ Frontline. Coalition concerns
  12. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2006 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ASSAM
  13. ^ Election Commission of India. General Elections, 2009 (15th LOK SABHA) - 25 - CONSTITUENCY WISE DETAILED RESULTS
  14. ^ Election Commission of India. GENERAL ELECTIONS - INDIA, 2009 - Details for Assembly Segments of Parliamentary Constituencies
  15. ^ Election Commission of India. STATISTICAL REPORT ON GENERAL ELECTION, 2011 TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ASSAM
  16. ^ The Telegraph. Assam options open: Yechury

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