GUWAHATI: Congress candidate from Jalukbari constituency Ramen Chandra Borthakur has claimed that he will get around 90,000 votes to defeat Assam minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma.
However, the later was leading in the constituency with 30,000 votes at the time of filing this report.
Sarma won the Jalukbari constitueny with a record margin of 85,935 votes in the 2016 Assam assembly elections.
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He was elected from the Jalukbari constituency in 2001 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2011.
Meanwhile, counting of votes for the 126-member Assam assembly election is under way with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leading in 47 seats, followed by the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ in 12, Lurinjyoti Gogoi-led Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) in two and jailed peasant leader Akhil Gogoi-led Raijor Dal in one.
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