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IndiaElectionsAssam polls: BJP declares candidate list, CM Sonowal, Himanta among 70 named

Assam polls: BJP declares candidate list, CM Sonowal, Himanta among 70 named

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Majuli and senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, the constituencies that they represent currently.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the list of candidates who will contest for the party in Assam’s upcoming assembly elections. In a press conference, the party’s National General Secretary Arun Singh said that candidates for 70 seats are being named out of the 126 seats in Assam Assembly. The party leadership has kept aside as many as 26 seats for Asom Gana Parishad and eight seats for United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Majuli and senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, the constituencies that they represent currently.

The list includes 11 Scheduled Tribe candidates, 4 Scheduled Caste candidates while 11 sitting MLAs have not been named in the forthcoming polls.

In 2016, BJP had routed Indian National Congress (INC) by winning 86 seats against the 26 seats won by the grand old party. Though, recently BJP ally Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) decided to join the INC-led opposition alliance. The opposition parties in Assam; INC, BPF, AGM, AIUDF, CPI, CPI(M) and CPI(ML) have joined hands.

Assam BJP president Ranjeet Dass will not contest from Sorbhog, which he currently holds, but from Patacharkuchi constituency. Sarma, at the press conference in Delhi, said the shift is due to a demand by the party karyakartas. However, a BJP said that in Sorbhog, the joint candidate of the INC-led alliance, which has both the Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF and three Left parties, stands a stronger chance.

In the seat-sharing deal with the AGP, the BJP has decided to contest the Barhampur constituency, fielding Jitu Goswami as its candidate. Barhampur’s sitting MLA is Prafulla Mahanta, a two-time chief minister and a key face of the Assam students’ movement of the 1980s.

Mahanta, an AGP MLA for seven consecutive terms, has represented Barhampur since 1991. He has been sidelined over a difference of opinion with the AGP leadership on several issues, including the CAA.

The assembly poll in the state will be conducted in three phases on 27 March, 1 April and 6 April the results will be declared on 2 May. While Majuli will go to polls on 27 March in the first phase, Jalukbari will be polled in the third phase and last phase on 6 April.

Full list of Assam BJP candidates for Phase-I and Phase-II Elections 2021:

No.                 Constituency Name and No.                               Name of Candidate
1                     42       Patacharkuchi                           Shri Ranjeet Kumar Dass -Phase-3
2                     99       Majuli (ST)                                Shri Sarbanada Sonowal – Phase-1
3                     51       Jalukbari                                   Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma- Phase-3

Phase-I
4.                    71       Dhekiajuli                                              Shri Ashok Singhal
5.                    72       Barchalla                                                Shri Ganesh Kumar Limbu
6.                    74       Rangapara                                             Shri Krishna Kamal Tanti
7.                   75       Sootea                                                    Shri Padma Hazarika
8.                   76       Biswanath                                               Shri Pramod Borthakur
9.                   77       Behali                                                      Shri Ranjeet Dutta
10.                 78       Gohpur                                                   Shri Utpal Bora
11.                 83       Dhing                                                      Shri Sanjib Kumar Bora
12.                 84       Batadroba                                               Smt. Angoorlata Deka
13.                 85       Rupohihat                                               Shri Nazir Hussain
14.                 88       Samaguri                                                 Shri Anil Saikia
15.                 94       Sarupathar                                               Shri Biswajit Phukan
16.                 95       Golaghat                                                 Smt. Ajanta Neog
17.                 96       Khumtai                                                   Shri Mrinal Saikia
18.                 98       Jorhat                                                      Shri Hitendra Nath Goswami

19.               100       Titabar                                                     Shri Hemanta Kalita
20.               101       Mariani                                                    Shri Ramani Tanti
21.               104       Nazira                                                      Shri Mayur Buragohain
22.               105       Mahmara                                                 Shri Jugen Mohan
23.               106       Sonari                                                      Shri Dharmeshwar Konwar

24.               107       Thowra                                                    Shri Kushal Duwari
25.               108       Sibsagar                                                  Smt. Surabhi Rajkonwar
26.               109       Bihpuria                                                   Dr. Amiyo Bhuyan
27.               111       Lakhimpur                                               Shri Manab Deka
28.               112       Dhakuakhana (ST)                                   Shri Naba Kumar Doley
29.               113       Dhemaji (ST)                                            Dr. Ranoj Pegu
30.               114       Jonai (ST)                                                 Shri Bhuban Pegu
31.               115       Moran                                                     Shri Chakradhar Gogoi
32.               116       Dibrugarh                                                Shri Prasanta Phukan
33.               117       Lahowal                                                   Shri Binod Hazarika
34.               118       Duliajan                                                   Shri Terosh Gowala
35.               119       Tingkhong                                               Shri Bimal Borah
36.               120       Naharkatia                                               Shri Tarang Gogoi
37.               122       Tinsukia                                                   Shri Sanjay Kisan
38.               123       Digboi                                                     Shri Suren Phukan
39.               124       Margherita                                              Shri Bhaskar Sarma
40.               126       Sadiya                                                     Shri Bolin Chetia

PHASE-2
41.               1           Ratabari (SC)                                           Shri Bijoy Malakar
42.               2           Patharkandi                                             Shri Krishnendu Paul
43.               3           Karimganj North                                     Dr. Manas Das
44.               5           Badarpur                                                 Shri Biswarup Bhattacharjee

45.               7           Katlicherra                                               Shri Subrata Nath
46.               9           Silchar                                                      Shri Dipayan Chakraborty

47.               10         Sonai                                                        Shri Aminul Haque Laskar

48.               11         Dholai (SC)                                               Shri Parimal Suklabaidya
49.               12         Udharbond                                              Shri Mihir Kanti Shome
50.               13         Lakhipur                                                   Shri Kaushik Rai
51.               14         Barkhola                                                   Shri Amalendu Das
52.               15         Katigorah                                                 Shri Gautom Roy
53.               16         Haflong (ST)                                             Smt. Nandita Garlosa
54.               17         Bokajan (ST)                                             Dr. Nomal Momin
55.               18         Howraghat (ST)                                        Shri Dorsing Ronghang
56.               19         Diphu (ST)                                                Shri Bidya Sing Engleng
57.               20         Baithalangso (ST)                                     Shri Roop Sing Teran
58.               56         Kamalpur                                                 Shri Diganta Kalita
59.               57         Rangiya                                                    Shri Bhabesh Kalita
60.               59         Nalbari                                                     Shri Jayanta Malla Barua
61.               64         Panery                                                      Shri Biswajit Daimary
62.               65         Kalaigaon                                                 Shri Madhuram Deka
63.               67         Mangaldoi (SC)                                        Shri Gurujyoti Das
64.               70         Majbat                                                      Shri Jitu Kishan
65.               79         Jagiroad (SC)                                            Shri Piyush Hazarika
66.               80         Marigaon                                                  Shri Ramakanta Deori
67.               81         Laharighat                                                Shri Kadiru Jjaman Zinnah

68.               86         Nowgong                                                 Shri Rupak Sarmah
69.               87         Barhampur                                               Shri Jitu Goswami
70.               92         Lumding                                                   Shri Sibu Misra

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