Dispur: Assam is all set to go for its first phase of voting on Saturday (March 27) for a total of 47 assembly constituencies spanned across 12 districts. As many as 264 candidates from different political parties including Independent candidates will contest in the first phase of polling.
As per data in the State Election Commission, there are a total 81,09,815 registered voters in the first phase polls. Altogether 946 candidates are in the fray for the three phased election to the 126-member Assam Legislative Assembly. The counting of votes will be held on May 2.
Here’s all you need to know about the Phase 1 of Assam Assembly Election 2021:
Number of Polling Stations: A total of 11,537 polling stations have been set up in 12 districts for the first phase of polling.
Identification details you need to carry to the polling booth: One can carry any of these mentioned identity proofs while voting.
Voter ID card issued by Election Commission of India (ECI)
MNREGA Job Card
Bank/Post Office Passbooks with photograph
Pension document with photograph
Service Identity Cards with photograph issued by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies
Party-wise list of Key Candidates and their Constituencies:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP):
Incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal from the ruling BJP. He is contesting from Majuli constituency.
Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami from Jorhat assembly constituency.
Cabinet minister Ranjit Dutta from Behali assembly constituency.
Naba Kumar Doley from Jonai assembly constituency.
Sanjoy Kishan from Tinsukia assembly constituency.
NDA- Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) Alliance
Atul Bora is contesting from Bokakhat assembly constituency.
Keshab Mahanta from Kaliabor assembly constituency.
Assam Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ripun Bora is contesting from Gohpur assembly constituency.
Debabrata Saikia from Nazira assembly constituency.
Party secretary Bhupen Borah from Bihpuria assembly constituency.
Bharat Narah is from Naoboicha assembly constituency.
Pranatee Phukan from Naharkatiya assembly constituency.
Rakibul Hussain from Samaguri assembly constituency.
Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP):
AJP President Lurinjyoti Gogoi is contesting from two seats – Duliajan and Naharkatiya assembly constituency.
Chief of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi is contesting from Sivasagar assembly constituency.
List of constituencies: A total of 47 assembly constituencies going to polls in Phase-1 on March 27, Saturday.
District – Sonitpur
18. Dergaon (SC)
19. Jorhat Jorhat
23. Majuli (ST)
33. Dhakuakhana (ST)
34. Dhemaji (ST)
35. Jonai (ST)
46. Doom Dooma
In the first phase of Assembly polls in Assam, voting will begin at 8 am and end at 6 pm. However, the polling might be extended for an extra hour in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In view of the pandemic, the number of polling stations has been increased and only 1000 voters will be allowed per polling booth.