High-voltage contests to be fought during Phase-I of elections in Assam

High-voltage contests to be fought during Phase-I of elections in Assam

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Guwahati, April 9, 2019:

Assam will go to polls for General Elections-2019 in Phase 1. Five Parliamentary Constituencies (PCs) of Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, and Lakhimpur will vote on 11th April. There are total 14 Parliamentary Constituencies in Assam, with another 5 Parliamentary Constituencies to be contested in Phase two while 4 will be contested in Phase 3.

Voters of Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, and Lakhimpur to elect their representatives on 11th April.


The Tezpur Lok Sabha seat is a 'prestige' seat as competition is intense with the two contenders, MGVK Bhanu of Congress, and Pallab Lochan Das of BJP, trading barbs and carrying out extensive campaigning. The absence of sitting MP R P Sarmah, who mobilized the Gorkha vote bank in previous elections, might play a vital role in this election.


The Kaliabor seat is expected to be mainly contested between Congress Gaurav Gogoi and AGP's Moni Madhab Mahanta. Mahanta will have his task cut out as voting demographics seem to favor the Congress party.


The Jorhat seat will be keenly contested between Sushanta Borgohain and power Minister Topon Kumar Gogoi. Although it is too early to say who will emerge victorious at the end, the momentum seems to be with Borgohain at the moment.


Rameshwar Teli of the BJP will duke it out with Paban Singh Ghatowar of Congress for this seat. It is believed that Teli might prevail over the former MP Ghatowar due to the popularity of the tea tribe schemes that the BJP has implemented.


The contest for the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat has turned controversial in recent times as Congress candidate Anil Borgohain was attacked in Silapathar while campaigning. Meanwhile, BJP will field the sitting MP Pradan Baruah, who is expected to eke out the win.

41 Candidates are in the fray for 5 Parliamentary Constituencies and 9,574 polling stations have been set up for smooth conduct of elections.

7,603,458 voters, with 3,865,334 males, 3,737,970 females and 154 voters in the Third Gender category will vote from five PCs to elect their representative.

There are 41 candidates, including two women and 12 independent, contesting for 5 Lok Sabha seats.

9,574 Polling Stations are spread over 5 Assam PCs in Phase 1.

Edited By: Admin
Published On: Apr 09, 2019