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Assam Elections 2021: Campaigning for first phase ends, 264 candidates in 47 seats in the fray

The Assam Ethnic Council is contesting on 41 seats while the Raisers party is contesting on 19 seats. In the first phase, 78 independents are also in the fray. According to Election Commission (EC) sources, there are also 23 women candidates in the first phase.

264 candidates in the fray for 47 seats in Assam

The campaigning ended in 47 seats in the first phase of the Assam Vidhan Sabha election (Assam Vidhansabha election). The election campaign for the 47 assembly seats of the first phase in Assam came to an end on Thursday evening. Voting on these seats will be held on 27 March. Voters will decide the fate of 264 candidates in the voting to be held on Saturday.

Implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 is a major issue in the state. Protests and violence took place in the state, although the state BJP is silent on this. This issue was neither heard during the party’s campaign nor did it find a place in the party’s manifesto. However, the party’s national president JP Nadda has commented that this is the work of Parliament and will be implemented.

Assured to bring a bill in the assembly

At the same time, 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. Of the 47 seats in the first phase, AGP is in the fray on 39 seats and on 10 of its allies. On two of these, he will also have a friendly fight with the saffron party. At the same time, 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. In the first phase, 78 independents are also in the fray. According to Election Commission sources, there are also 23 women candidates in the first phase.

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(Source- BHASHA)

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