Assam Elections 2021: BJP declares list of 70 candidates

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Published: March 5,2021 10:31 PM
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March 5, 2021: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced the list of candidates who will contest for the party in Assam's upcoming assembly elections.

March 5, 2021: 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. As many as 26 seats have been given to Asom Gana Parishad and eight seats to United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).



Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Majuli and 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.



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