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    Assam By-Election: Around 2 Lakh Electors To Decide Fate Of Nine Candidates In Jania

    BJP's Towfiqur Rahman will contest against Congress’ Shamsul Hoque and AIUDF’s Hafiz Rafikul Islam from Jania legislative constituency

    A total of 1,87,988 electors will decide the fate of nine candidates in Jania legislative constituency in the Assam by-election to be held on October 21st, 2019.

    Ahead of the polling day, five out of 229 total polling stations have been identified as most sensitive while 144 have been identified as sensitive.

    The Barpeta district administration is all set for smooth conduction of the by-election. Security has been beefed up for the election. The district administration has installed a control room at the Barpeta Government Higher Secondary School for the election.

    Towfiqur Rahman from ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will contest the election against Congress’ Shamsul Hoque and All India United Democratic Front’s Hafiz Rafikul Islam from the constituency.

    The by-elections will also be held in Ratabari, Rangapara and Sonari constituency in the state. BJP’s Bijay Malakar will contest the election from Ratabari while Rajen Borthakur from Rangapara and Nabanita Handique from Sonari constituency. On the other hand, Congress’ Keshab Prasad Rajak will contest from Ratabari, Kartik Kurmi from Rangapara and Sushil Suri from Sonari constituency.

    It may be mentioned that the seats – Sonari, Rangapara, Ratabari and Jania- represented by Tapan Kumar Gogoi, Pallab Lochan Das, Kripanath Mallah of the BJP and Congress’ Abdul Khaleque respectively fell vacant after the 17th Lok Sabha elections held this year. In the LS elections, Gogoi won from the Jorhat parliamentary constituency while Das won from Tezpur constituency, Mallah from Karimganj and Khaleque from the Barpeta constituency.

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