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Assam bypolls: 25 candidates in fray in 3 assembly constituencies

India Blooms News Service | 12 Sep 2014, 01:41 am
Guwahati, Sept 11 (IBNS): A total of 25 candidates are in the fray for the bypolls, scheduled to be held on Sept 13, in Assam's three legislative assembly constituencies Silchar, Lakhipur, Jamunamukh.
According to the state election commission, a total of 12 candidates are contesting in Silchar, which was vacated after its Congress MLA Sushmita Dev had elected to Lok Sabha.
The Lakhipur seat fell vacant after death of sitting Congress MLA and former minister Dinesh Prasad Goala, while the Jamunamukh seat vacant after AIUDF MLA Sirajuddin Ajmal elected to Lok Sabha.
A total of five candidates are contesting in Lakhipur and eight candidates in Jamunamukh assembly constituency.
A total of 5,09,689 electors including 2,44,543 females will be exercising their democratic rights at 588 polling stations across the three assembly constituencies.
The state election commission has identified a total of 116 polling stations as hyper sensitive in the three assembly constituencies.
The campaigning for the bypolls of three assembly constituencies was ended on Thursday evening.
Arun Dutta Majumdar (Congress), Dilip Kumar Paul (BJP) and Nur Ahmed Barbhuyan (AIUDF) are among the noted contestants in Silchar, while former MLA Dinesh Prasad Goala's son Rajdeep Goala (Cong), Mukesh Pandey (AIUDF) and Sanjay Thakur (BJP) are the noted ones in Lakhipur in Cachar district.
AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal's son Abdur Rahim Ajmal, Bashir Uddin Laskar (Cong) and Bilal Uddin (BJP) are in the fray among others in Jamunamukh assembly constituency in Nagaon district.
(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

Assam bypolls: 25 candidates in fray in 3 assembly constituencies

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