Pramila Rani Brahma and U G Brahma neck-to-neck in Kokrajhar

Pramila Rani Brahma and U G Brahma neck-to-neck in Kokrajhar

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Kokrajhar, May 23, 2019:

A mouth-watering contest is unfolding in Kokrajhar as United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) and the Bodo People's Front (BPF) candidate Pramila Rani Brahma are going neck-to-neck so far in the initial rounds of voting. Meanwhile, sitting Lok Sabha candidate Naba Kumar Sarania has fallen behind in the early phases of counting.

As per the latest reports, U G Brahma has opened up a slender lead in the early hours of counting as 13,084 votes have been counted in his favor. Pramila Rani Brahma, meanwhile, has earned 6,253 votes in the early round. Sitting MP Naba Kumar Sarania is sitting at the third position with 1,046 votes.

Addressing the media here today, Pramila has said the result of the election will be as per her expectations.

UPPL'S Urkhao Gwra Brahma has said that the margin of victory for the victor will be very slim and added that he is hopeful of winning the election as people from all parts of society have come out in large numbers to vote for him.

The Kokrajhar Seat was a Congress bastion in the past. In the first Lok Sabha election held in the Constitutuency held in 1957, Dharanidhor Basumatary from the Congress won the Lok Sabha seat. Basumatary won again in 1962, 1967, and 1971. But the monopoly of the Congress was broken in 1977 when independent candidate Charan Narzary won the election and took charge as MP.

When Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary won his first election as an independent candidate in 1998, it started another period of reign as he was able to hang onto the seat after elections in 1999, 2004, and 2009. In 2009, though, he won on a Bodo People’s Front (BPF) ticket.

In the 2014 election, all were left stunned when Naba Kr. Sarania, who was once a feared ULFA Commander, won the election with a massive margin over his closest rival, Urkhao Gwra Brahma (Sarania got 634,428 votes, whereas Brahma got ‘only’ 278,649 votes).

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Edited By: Admin
Published On: May 23, 2019