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Campaigning ends for third, final phase of elections in Assam

The statistics and voting percentage of the last election show it is crucial for BJP-led NDA and also for Congress-led Mahajot, as in the 2016 assembly election, Congress and AIUDF fought separately.

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Guwahati: Campaigning for the last phase of elections in Assam came to an end on Sunday as both BJP and Congress alliances conducted massive campaigns to reach out to maximum voters.

For NDA, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held three election rallies, while incumbent Chief Minister Sarbanada Sonowal addressed six rallies to cover as many constituencies as possible.

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The Grand alliance has also intensified its efforts on the last day of the campaigning.

The statistics and voting percentage of the last election show it is crucial for BJP-led NDA and also for Congress-led Mahajot, as in the 2016 assembly election, Congress and AIUDF fought separately.

While Congress got 30.9 per cent of the vote share, AIUDF got 13 per cent of the vote share, BJP had 29.5 per cent and its allies AGP and BPF got 8.1 and 3.9 per cent of the votes.

Total 337 candidates are in the fray in the last phase of elections in Assam for 40 seats. Polling for the third and final phase will be held on April 6 and the counting of votes will take place on May 2.

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