Guwahati, March 12, 2019
The Assam Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Election Committee to shortlist the candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on March 15th, 2019. The list will be thereafter approved by the central BJP leadership.
It may be mentioned that the BJP will contest the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Assam in alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF).
Assam’s 14 constituencies will see polling in three phases on April 11th, 18th and 23rd, 2019. Manipur and Tripura, which have two seats, will vote in two phases on April 11th, and 18th. Meghalaya (two seats), Nagaland (one), Arunachal Pradesh (two), Mizoram (one) and Sikkim (one) will go to the polls on April 11th, 2019.
“The BJP and AGP have decided to work together in the coming Parliament election in Assam to defeat Congress. The BPF will be the third partner in the alliance. We will together ensure that Congress is defeated in all the 14 seats of Assam,” Madhav said.
Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told media persons on March 13th, 2019 that the list will be made public on March 16th, 2019.
A total of 21,760,604 voters will exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in Assam. 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. The results of the election will be announced on May 23rd, 2019.
The speculation over giving candidature to Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to contest from the Tezpur parliamentary seat and sitting MP Ram Prasad Sharma’s threatening to quit the party if the ticket is offered to Sarma may give the saffron party a headache.
Sharma won the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the constituency by beating Congress candidate Bhupen Kumar Borah by a margin of 132,446 votes. It may be mentioned that the MP’s relation with the BJP began to sour about two years ago after he accused the state government of going soft on the Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) cash-for-job scam.