Guwahati: Today the third and last phase voting for Assam Election 2021. In this phase, voting will be held in 40 assembly seats in 16 districts of the state.
Earlier in Assam, a total of 86 seats have gone to the polls in two phases on March 27 and April 1. In the first phase, on March 27, votes were cast in 47 assembly seats in 12 districts, with 72.46 percent of the voters exercising their franchise. After this, on April 1, about 75 percent voting was held in 39 seats in 13 districts in the second phase. Votes will be counted on May 2.
BJP's credibility at stake in Assam
As many as 323 candidates are in the fray for the 40 seats of the third phase of the Assam assembly elections. In Assam, there is a close contest between the BJP-led NDA and the Congress alliance. The Congress is in the fray this time with the Bodoland People's Front, All India United Democratic Front and the Left parties, while the BJP is contesting with the Assam Republic.
These seats will be at stake in the third phase
The most high-profile seat in the third phase is considered to be Jalukbadi, from where Himanta Biswa Sarma, a minister in the Sonowal government, is contesting. He has been winning this seat continuously since 2001.
At the same time, BJP state president Ranjit Kumar Das is contesting on Patracharuchi seat, he won from Sorbhog constituency in the last election, but this time he is contesting from Patracharuchi. The current Congress MLA from Chaigaon seat Rekibuddin Ahmed is contesting again from this seat. He also won in 2011, he is contesting against AGP's Dr. Kamala Kanta Kalita, who had won this seat four times in the past.
Voting is being held in these seats in the third phase
Voting is being conducted in Lower Assam area in the third and last phase. Elections are on the seats in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) region. In this phase Mankachar South Salmara, Salmara South, Dhubri, Gauripur, Golakganj, Bilasipura West, Bilasipura East, Goalpara East, Goalpara West, Jaleshwar, Gosaingav Kokrajhar, Kokrajhar West (ST), Kokrajhar East (ST), Sidli (ST), Sidli (ST) Bijni, Sorabhog Barpeta, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur Baksa, Barama (ST), Chhapagudi (ST), Bonaigaon, Abhayapuri North, Abhayapuri South, Pathacharakuchi, Barpeta, Janiya, Baghbar, Sorukhetri, Chenga, Dharmapur Nayibadi, Dudhnoi (ST), Bokhoyi (ST), Bokhoyi (ST), Bokhoyi (ST), Bokhoyi (ST), Bokhoyi (ST), Bokhoni (ST), Bokhoni (ST) SC), Chaygaon, Palsbadi, Hajo, Jalkukbadi Kamrup Metro, Dispur, Gauhati East, Gauhati West and Barkhetri Nayibari Assembly seats will be voting.
Political equation of Assam Election 2021
In the Assam Election 2021, there is a close fight between the BJP-led NDA and the Congress alliance. The Congress is in the fray this time with the Bodoland People's Front, All India United Democratic Front and the Left parties, while the BJP is contesting with the Assam Republic. The BJP could not do very well in the low-lying areas of Assam in the last election as well.
The BJP and Congress had to settle for 11–11 seats. At the same time, Badruddin Ajmal's party AUIDF got 6 seats, Assam Republic Council 4 and others got eight seats. In this election, 29 MLAs are in the fray once again, out of which 9 are contesting on BJP and 8 Congress tickets.