BJP will sweep Panchayat polls in Assam: MP RP Sarmah

Guwahati, November 9: RP Sarmah, BJP MP from Tezpur, on Friday stated that the party will sweep the upcoming Panchayat polls.

The Panchayat polls in Assam will be held in two phases on December 5 and December 9 in 26 districts and 14 civil sub-divisions. The counting will take place on December 12.

“We will win the polls even without any alliance. We will win minimum 80 per cent seats in the Panchayat polls,” Sarmah said.

A high-level meeting was held at the Chief Minister’s residence on Friday. State Finance Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and State BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass were present in the meeting.

A total of 1,56,41,456 voters will exercise their franchise out of which 8,12,38,35 are male and 7,51,76,21 are female voters.

A total of 23,505 polling stations will be set up out of which 8243 polling stations have been marked as ‘sensitive’ and 3665 as ‘very sensitive’.

The last day to file nomination is November 15. Re-polling will take place on December 7 and December 11.