Guwahati: The women voters in the urban constituencies of Kamrup metro will play a crucial role in the third phase of Assam Legislative Assembly elections as the women voters in the district have outnumbered its male counterpart as revealed by an electoral roll published by the Election Commission.
Keeping it in view, the ruling and opposition parties have left no stones unturned to woo the women voters in the four constituencies under Kamrup metro election district.
There are a total of 5,83,006 female voters among a total of 11,52,487 voters in the four constituencies of Kamrup Metro. The four constituencies are Jalukbari, Dispur, Gauhati East and Gauhati West.
Speaking to TIME8, spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Aparajita Bhuyan said, “Not only in Kamrup Metro but women voters all over the state have an active participation in this assembly election. Moreover, the women voters are content with the work that BJP has done during the five years and they will definitely support us to make a great win.”
“The Mahila Morcha of the BJP has done tremendous work in the state and it is under our leadership that they have come out this time. And 100% of the women voters are with Modiji and BJP so our victory is confirmed,” Bhuyan added.
Meanwhile, Congress has assured to empower housewives, ensure women’s safety against the rising crime graph in the state. They have also promised to implement ‘Girhini Samman Guarantee’ if it comes to power.
“By empowering women we will empower Assam and we pledge to implement the ‘Grihini Samman Guarantee’ that will cover all housewives of the state without any restriction or underlying clauses”, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said during a public rally.
The ‘Grihini Samman Guarantee’ seeks to provide every housewife Rs 2000 each month. The programme will cover all housewives, including widowed and divorced women, even if she has a job or works as a daily labourer to give self respect that all of them deserve.
In Jalukbari constituency, there are 1,04,025 female voters out of 2,04,415 total voters. Meanwhile, the Dispur constituency has the highest number of electors at 4,06,556 out of which 2,04,121 are female voters.
This is followed by Gauhati West constituency with 2,92,131 total voters, among which 1,47,478 are women voters.
The Gauhati East constituency has 1,19,064 female voters and a total of 1,36,289 voters.
The number of voters has been increased by 1,36,502 as a whole in the four assembly constituencies under Kamrup (M).
The district will go to polls in the third phase of Assam Legislative Assembly election to be held in April 6, and the counting of votes will take place on May 2, 2021.
Both the parties, BJP and Congress have held massive election campaigns for the third phase of the assembly elections.