Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on October 10th, 2019, launched campaign for the state’s by-election in Ranagapara legislative constituency. The star campaigner campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate Rajen Borthakur.
Expressing his confidence over BJP’s impressive performance in the upcoming by-election, Sarma said, “Borthakur will easily win the election from Rangapara constituency. Earlier he was elected to the Zila Parishad from the constituency.”
The by-election will be held in four legislative constituencies in the state on October 21st, 2019. 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 election held this year.
Bijay Malakar will contest from Ratabari legislative constituency, Towfiqur Rahman from Jania, Rajen Borthakur from Rangapara and Nabanita Handique from Sonari constituency. Malakar is the General Secretary of the state BJP SC Morcha.
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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