20 nominations filed in state for third phase of Lok Sabha Elections
GUWAHATI: A total of 20 nominations were filed on April 3, Wednesday for the third phase of elections in the state.
So far, a total of 38 applications have been filed in four constituencies going to polls in the third phase of the general elections on April 23, according to a report by PTI.
Out of these, seven nominations were filed for Gauhati, five for Barpeta, four each for Kokrajhar and Dhubri Lok Sabha constituencies.
In Gauhati, Samajwadi Party's Ratul Kumar Choudhury, Hindustan Nirman Dal's Rajib Kakati, Voter's Party International's Partha Pratim Baruah and four Independents submitted their papers.
For the Barpeta constituency, Congress MLA Abdul Khaleque, former AGP parliamentarian Kumar Deepak Das, former AIUDF MLA Rafiqul Islam, Bhadreswar Barman of National Republican Congress (NRC) and Rejaul Karim of Republican Party of India (A) filed their papers.
In Kokrajhar, Congress' Sabda Ram Rabha, former Rajya Sabha member Urkhao Gwra Brahma of United People's Party (Liberal), Charan Iswary of Purvanchal Janata Party (Secular) and Kamala Kanta Daimary of Trinamool Congress.
Former Independent MLA Zabed Islam filed his nomination as AGP candidate for the Dhubri seat, in which former Congress MLA Abu Taher Bepari, Hindustan Nirman Dal's Alakesh Roy and Independent Anamika Sarkar too submitted their papers.
April 4 has been fixed as the last date of nominations, April 5 for scrutiny and April 8 for the last date of withdrawal for the third phase by the Election Commission of India.
The three-phase voting in Assam will take place on April 11, 18 and 23, while the counting of votes will be on May 23 after the completion of the entire seven-phase voting across the country.
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