There are 126 seats in the Assam Legislative Assembly and elections are being held in three phases. The second phase elections will be held on April 1 and the third and last phase will be held on April 6. Election results will come on 2 May.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (File Photo)
In Assam, voting will be held on 47 seats in the first phase of the assembly elections on Saturday. A total of 264 candidates are in the fray in the first phase, of which 78 are independents. Along with this, 23 women are also contesting in the first phase. In the first phase, many ministers including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, Congress State President Ripun Bora are in the fray.
This time an hour has been extended for voting. Voting will start at 7 am and end at 6 pm. Also special arrangements have been made at the polling stations to avoid the corona epidemic. Of the 47 seats in the first phase, BJP on 39 and its ally AGP on 10 are in the fray. The Congress is in the fray for 43 seats, while its allies AIUDF, RJD, Zonal Gan Morcha (as independent candidates) and CPI-ML are contesting one seat each. The Assam Ethnic Council is contesting on 41 seats while the Raisers party is contesting on 19 seats.
There are 126 seats in the Assam Legislative Assembly and elections are being held in three phases. The second phase elections will be held on April 1 and the third and last phase will be held on April 6. Election results will come on 2 May. Implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 is a major issue in Assam. There have been demonstrations and violence in the state over this issue. Although the BJP is silent on this issue. This issue was neither heard during the party’s campaign nor did it find a place in the party’s manifesto.
On the other hand, Congress and other parties have assured to bring a bill in the Assembly against it for not implementing it in Assam when it comes to power.
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