In 2001, Robin Bordoloi, an ex-Army officer, was elected as MLA from Dispur constituency by defeating the then chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta by more than 30,000 votes.
He had served as minister of state (Independent) for sports, youth welfare, relief and rehabilitation in the first cabinet of Tarun Gogoi and was instrumental in bringing the 33rd National Games to Assam and creating sports infrastructure of internationals.
Robin Bordoloi was elected as MLA from Guwahati East in 2006 by defeating the then state BJP President Ramen Deka and was re-elected from the same constituency in 2011.
Robin Bordoloi's father Gopinath Bordoloi was a Prime Minister of undivided Assam before independence and later Chief Minister of the Indian state of Assam, and also a leading Indian independence activist. Gopinath Bordoloi was also awarded the Bharat Ratna.