Assam Assembly Election: BJP To Contest 92 Seats In Assam, 26 For Asom Gana Parishad, 8 For Others
The BJP has reached a seat-sharing formula with its Assam allies ahead of the three-phase Assembly election that starts March 27, sources said late Thursday night.
Sources said the BJP would contest in 92 of the 126 seats on offer, with 26 going to the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and eight to the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).
One small party will merge with the BJP and one or two candidates of that party will contest on the BJP symbol, sources added.
Sources also said an initial list of 84 BJP candidates has also been finalised, with more details on seats and names of candidates likely to be announced on Friday.
In 2016 the BJP won 60 of the 84 seats it contested - a gain of 55 seats from its 2011 result.
The AGP won 14 of 24 seats and the UPPL failed to win in any of the four it fought.