Bank Account Details

PRANAB DOLEY
Account number- 40052269214
Bank- State Bank of India
Branch- KOHORA
IFSC Code- SBIN0009403

Google Pay / UPI Details

Google Pay- 7002107149

UPI ID – pranabdoley08@oksbi

By Bank Transfer

PRANAB DOLEY
Account number- 40052269214
Bank- State Bank of India
Branch- KOHORA
IFSC Code- SBIN0009403

By Google Pay / UPI

  1. Google Pay- 7002107149

UPI ID – pranabdoley08@oksbi

Support the people of Bokakhat to reclaim democracy 

Pranab’s Life and work

Pranab Doley,  an indigenous rights activist, is contesting the upcoming 2021 Assam assembly elections from Bokakhat constituency, home to Kaziranga National Park, as an independent candidate. Born into the Mising tribe of Assam, the village Pranab was born does not exist anymore, as it was subsumed by floods. The one his and many other families are currently residing in does not have land pattas. A first-generation learner, Pranab completed his Bachelor’s from Visva Bharati University and his masters from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social sciences, Mumbai. He even worked in Delhi for 4 years. But his desire to contribute back to the people of Bokakhat and be a part of people’s struggles brought him back to Bokakhat, where he co-founded the Jeepal Krishak Shramik Sangha (JKSS).

Over the years Pranab has led JKSS to take up gross human rights violations, particularly of indigenous communities that live around Kaziranga, one of the most militarized National Parks in India. Standing alongside Adivasis and tea workers, farmers, and indigenous communities, he has organized around land and displacement issues, raised issues of discriminatory practices on plantations, gender-based violence, and has actively worked towards building an alternative cooperative-based economy. He also highlighted and protested against the large-scale corruption in the distribution of rice in Bokakhat which also led him to be arrested by the local police quite a few times. Undeterred by all those arrests, he now enters active electoral politics to fulfil the dreams long envisioned by the people of the constituency.

His Agenda

Pranab’s entry into mainstream electoral politics is a response to the call from the local people of Bokakhat, who have gotten tired of their voices not being represented in the larger political discourse of Assam or the Nation. The objective is clear. The people of Bokakhat, under Pranab’s leadership, seeks to build a just, peaceful, democratic, secular, and inclusive democracy with the mandate of the people.

His campaigns seek to build an inclusive and progressive Assam. Thus, instead of engaging in divisive and ultra-nationalistic rhetoric, his manifesto includes decent and respectable wages for tea workers, protection of the economic and cultural rights of tribal and indigenous communities, land rights for cultivators, gender justice, and access to public health and education for all.

Why People of Bokakhat Need your support

The objective is clear. To make democracy participatory, inclusive, and representative. But elections are an expensive affair, especially when you are not backed with corporate wealth or politicians with a record of unscrupulous wealth. The only standing thing on this uphill path – the right kind and amount of funding. Thus, we now look to you for your support. 

  • Everyone is doing their bit. The local farmers have set aside a harvest of 100 acres of agricultural land to raise funds for this campaign. The tea garden workers are donating a part of their meager salaries, Mising families are weavingGamusas (scarfs) for election usage, and friends and fellow progressives are running various crowdfunding campaigns and collecting whatever they can gather.

 

  • Even though the majority of the electorate in Bokakhat comprises of Tribal and Adivasi communities, upper-class (caste) leaders, often with support from big capital, have gotten themselves elected from the constituency. Thus, Pranab’s bid to contest the upcoming elections is a direct challenge to the existing status quo and could prove to be a major rupture point. With his candidature, people hope that the vicious cycle of non-representation and marginalization would end and truly representative and participatory politics would come into force from Bokakhat.

 

  • All our struggles against fascism are interconnected. We cannot win against fascism by fighting in our silos. Pranab’s campaign is in Bokakhat and might be limited by a geographic location, but if we have to break the tentacles of fascist influence across the country, we must be more invested in the many local democracies India is made up of. And supporting his candidacy could be one of them for sure.

So, if social justice and building a progressive political movement against conservative, reactionary, communal, and polarising forces motivate you, do contribute generously.

If you would like any further information or stay updated with his campaign, do send an email to pranabdoley2021@gmail.com or alternatively follow us on Facebook and Twitter