The polling is scheduled to start at 7 am and go till 6 pm throughout 12 districts. According to the Election Commission, 81,09,815 voters together with 40,77,210 males and 40,32,481 females are eligible to forged their votes at 1,1537 polling stations within the first section.
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In the three-phased polls, the BJP, which is looking for to retain energy in Assam, is banking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance, the Central public welfare scheme, and the picture of Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal.
On the opposite hand, (*47*) is heading into the battle in opposition to the ruling celebration bringing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) to the fore.
A complete of 264 candidates are within the fray from 47 seats– 42 seats from 11 districts of Upper Assam and northern Assam area and 5 seats from central Assam’s Nagaon district going to polls within the first section.
In 2016, the BJP and its ally AGP had swept the elections within the area by successful 35 of those seats. The BJP alone had bagged 27 seats. (*47*) may handle to win solely 9 seats regardless of securing almost the identical vote share.
Till the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Upper Assam space was dominated by (*47*) however the matrics modified after Himanta Biswa Sarma shifted his base to BJP from (*47*). In the primary section, 37 sitting MLAs are re-contesting together with 24 from the BJP, six every from (*47*) and AGP, and one from the AIUDF.
Seats going to polls within the first section witness election rallies by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP chief Jagat Prakash Nadda.
From the (*47*) facet, Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had been amongst prime leaders who tried to woo voters urging them to vote for candidates of their celebration in addition to its allies.
While CM Sonowal is looking for re-election from Majuli for BJP, a seat he wrested from (*47*)’ Rajib Lochan Pegu within the 2016 meeting elections, Pegu, who had received the seat for three straight phrases since 2001, has once more been fielded by (*47*).
Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami is within the ballot battle from Jorhat. Ministers Ranjit Dutta is combating from Behali, Naba Kumar Doley from Jonai and Sanjoy Kishan from Tinsukia.
The destiny of ministers from NDA ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)- Atul Bora from Bokakhat and Keshab Mahanta from Kaliabor- will even be sealed throughout the first section of polling on March 27.
Ripun Bora is attempting his luck from Gohpur seat, the place his spouse Monika Bora misplaced within the 2016 polls. The 60-year-old chief will face sitting BJP MLA Utpal Bora.
Among different high-profile candidates within the first section embrace (*47*) Legislature Party chief Debabrata (*81*) who’s contesting from Nazira, AICC Secretary Bhupen Borah from Bihpuria and former ministers Bharat Narah from Naoboicha, Pranatee Phukan from Naharkatiya and Rakibul Hussain from Samaguri.
(*47*) has fielded Jyoti Baruah in celebration stronghold Titabar, a seat held by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi until his loss of life on November 23, 2020. BJP candidate Hemanta Kalita will contest in opposition to Baruah.
Lurinjyoti Gogoi, president of newly-floated regional political celebration Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) will contest from two seats– Duliajan and Naharkatia which can go to polls within the first section.
The destiny of jailed anti-CAA activist and Raijor Dal chief Akhil Gogoi from Sibsagar shall be determined within the first section. Gogoi, a peasant chief, is in jail since December 2019 in reference to a National Investigation Agency (NIA) case for his function within the anti-CAA protests in Assam. He was arrested below the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Major political events and coalition
(*47*) has stitched a coalition named “Mahajath” with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (Marxist Leninist) Liberation, the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) and the Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) to oust the BJP authorities from workplace.
On the opposite hand, BJP is looking for to return to energy with the assistance of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).
As Raijor Dal had reportedly failed to register with the election fee as a political celebration, all of the Raijor Dal candidates will contest the polls as unbiased candidates. Assam Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal are contesting the polls in an alliance.
(*47*)’ election manifesto for Assam, makes “5 ensures” that included ₹2,000 per 30 days for each housewife and legislation to nullify the CAA. The celebration additionally promised to waive off farmers’ agriculture money owed, 5 lakh authorities jobs, 200 models of free electrical energy per 30 days for all and enhance the minimal wages of tea backyard employees to ₹365 per day.
Releasing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto forward of the Assam Assembly polls, celebration National President JP Nadda made 10 commitments to assist Assam take the subsequent ‘massive leap’ within the coming 5 years. The commitments of the celebration embrace offering three lakh jobs to the youth, monetary assist to namgarhs, and ‘right National Register of Citizens’ for Assam’s safety.
2016 Assembly elections efficiency
In 2016, the BJP scripted historical past and shaped the federal government for the primary time within the state ending Congress’s 15-year rule. BJP and its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) received a mixed 86 seats within the 126-member Assam Assembly. BJP bagged 60 seats, AGP 14, and BPF 12 seats.This time the BPF has joined the (*47*)-led coalition ‘Mahajath’ after breaking away from the BJP-led alliance. (*47*), which ran the state for three straight phrases below the management of Tarun Gogoi, may handle to win solely 26 seats within the 2016 polls.
In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP received 9 of the 14 parliamentary seats whereas its allies the AGP, and the BPF drew a clean. On the opposite hand, (*47*) bagged three seats, and the AIUDF and an unbiased received one seat every.
Assam is scheduled to go to polls in three phases with polls due on March 27, April 1 and April 6 for the 126 constituencies throughout 33,530 polling stations overlaying greater than 2.33 crore electors.
Polls in three phases
Elections within the state shall be held in three phases.
1st section: 47 constituencies in 12 districts. Date of ballot: 27 March, 2021
2nd section: 39 constituencies in 13 districts. Date of polling: 1 April, 2021
third section: 40 constituencies in 12 districts. Date of Poll: 6 April, 2021
With inputs from companies.