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Assam election: BJP releases first list of 70 candidates

Among the big names, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from the Majuli constituency.

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New Delhi/Guwahati: The BJP has announced its first list of candidates for Assam Assembly elections.
The BJP announced candidates for 70 seats. As many as 11 sitting MLAs have been denied ticket.
Among the big names, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from the Majuli constituency.
Notably, Sarbananda Sonowal is the sitting MLA from Majuli.
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will contest from his current constituency Jalukbari.
On the other hand, Assam State BJP president Ranjeet Dass will contest from Pathacharkuchi constituency.
The 126-member Assam Assembly will go to elections in three phases and the counting for all phases will take place on May 2.
Phase one will see polling for 47 constituencies on March 27 while in the second phase polling would be held for 39 seats on April 1 and the remaining 40 constituencies will go to the polls on April 6.

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