Assam Poll : Polling begins for five assembly seats in Assam

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Guwahati, Oct 30 : Polling started for the five seats of the Assembly by-election in Assam at 7 am maintaining strict COVID 19 protocol, here on Saturday.

By-elections are being held in the five assembly constituencies–Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra.

Around 7.96 lakh voters will decide the electoral fate of 31 candidates in the five Assembly seats that fell vacant due to resignations and deaths of MLAs.

The ruling BJP has fielded its candidates in three seats leaving the other two to alliance partner UPPL.

The Congress put up its candidates in all the five seats, while its former allies, the AIUDF and the BPF, are contesting in two and one seats respectively.

The prominent contestants include Rupjyoti Kurmi, Sushanta Borgohain, Phanidhar Talukdar (all BJP); Luhit Konwar and Jowel Tudu (both Congress); Jubbar Ali and Khairul Anam Khandakar (both AIUDF) and Jiron Basumatary of the UPPL.

Voting will take place till 5 pm while counting will be held on November 2.

Personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed at each polling station while webcasting will be done in all the 1,176 polling stations for monitoring the voting process live on October 30, as per the EC’s direction

In the 126-seat House, the ruling BJP has 59 MLAs, its allies AGP and UPPL nine and five MLAs each.

The opposition Congress has 27, AIUDF 15, BPF three and CPI (M) one MLA, besides one Independent legislator.


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