Guwahati, April 3, 2019
A total of 18 nominations were filed for the third and final phase of polls to four Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam till April 2nd, 2019. As many as seven candidates have filed for Dhubri, four for Kokrajhar (ST), two for Barpeta and five for Gauhati parliamentary constituencies.
The constituencies going to polls in the third and last phase on April 23rd, 2019 are Gauhati, Barpeta, Dhubri and Kokrajhar (ST). It may be mentioned that 59 nominations have been filed in Assam for the first and second phase of the election. Out of 59, 45 nominations have been filed for the first phase while 14 for the second phase for the ensuing election. Polling for the first phase will be held on April 11th, 2019 and the second phase will be held on April 18th, 2019.
In Gauhati, BJP’s Queen Oja, Congress Bobbeeta Sharma and Trinamool Congress (TMC)’s Manoj Sharma had filed their nominations. Bharatiya Gana Parishad’s Dr Avijit Chakraborty and Swarna Bharat Party’s Pankaj Das filed their nominations too.
In Barpeta, TMC’s Esahak Ali Dewan and SUCI’s Chitralekha Das filed their papers on April 2nd, 2019. On the other hand, sitting independent MP Naba Sarania, Assam Minister Pramila Rani Brahma and CPI(M)’s Biraj Deka and Voters Party of India (VPI)’s Rajesh Narzary had filed their nomination papers for Kokrajhar.
In Dhubri, sitting AIUDF MP Badruddin Ajmal, AITC’s Nurul Islam Choudhury and independents Asrof Ali and Selina Sultana had filed their papers, including Shahjahan Sheikh of VPI, Surat Jaman Mondal of SUCI(C) and Mehbubar Rahman of Republican Party of India (A) filed their nominations.
The results of the election will be announced on May 23rd, 2019.
A total of 21,760,604 voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Assam. A total of 706,489 young voters – 40,47,15 males and 301,774 females – in the age group of 18 to 19 years in Assam will exercise their franchise for the first time in the Lok Sabha polls. Out of 21,760,604 voters, 111,327,82 are males and 106,278,22 are females.
756,284, 68,364,96 and 74,078,24 voters in Phase I, Phase II and III respectively will cast their votes in 28,143 polling stations.