GUWAHATI: The anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) crusaders who have been trying their luck in the ongoing first phase of Assam assembly polls will face a humiliating defeat, said Assam BJP chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Saturday. In the first phase of polls, the two big guns of anti CAA movement of Assam-Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Akhil Gogoi were contesting. While Lurinjyoti Gogoi of Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) was contesting from two constituencies of Duliajan and Naharkatia, Raijor Dal leader Akhil Gogoi was fighting from the Sibsagar constituency.
The voting at these assembly constituencies was underway in the first phase of polls today.
Dass said, “After seeing the response of the public it’s proved that both Lurinjyoti Gogoi and Akhil Gogoi will lose the polls. Akhil Gogoi will come third in the Sibsagar constituency. People of Assam liked him as a protester but they are not in favour of him fighting the electoral politics.”
Both AJP and Raijor Dal were fighting the polls in an alliance.
After casting his vote, Lurinjyoti Gogoi on the other hand said, “People of the state have witnessed BJP’s autocratic and anti-Assam ways of ruling and they want to get rid of this government.”
Meanwhile, the state BJP chief claimed that the saffron party would clinch at least 46 out of 47 seats gone for polls on the first phase on Saturday.
“Congress will vanish from seven constituencies of Golaghat, Titabor, Mariani, Sarupathar, Doomdooma, Nazira and Sibsagar constituencies. We will win 46 out of 47 seats in the first phase,” Dass claimed.
The first phase of the election in the state began on Saturday at 7 am. The state would undergo two more phases of polling on April 1 and April 6.