Assam Assembly Election 2021: BJP Picks Names For 70 Seats In Assam, Regional Allies Get Their Share
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest the assembly election from Majauli seat, the BJP said today while releasing a list of candidates for two phases of the three-phase election.
Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, widely known as a key BJP strategist for the north-east, will contest from Jalukbari, a seat that he currently holds.
Mr Sarma was not keen to contest the election, but the party decided that Mr Sonowal would not be projected as the chief ministerial candidate and the BJP would fight the election under the joint leadership of Mr Sonowal and Mr Sarma, sources have said.
The BJP announced the names of candidates for 70 seats today.
Of the 126 seats in Assam's legislative assembly, 47 will go to the polls on March 27 in the first phase, voting on 39 will be held on April 1 in the second phase and 40 seats will go to the polls in the third and final phase on April 6.