GUWAHATI, March 29 - A total of 50 candidates remain in fray for the five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam which will go to polls in the second phase on April 18 after withdrawal of candidature.
Today was the last date for withdrawal of nominations by candidates in the five constituencies.
The five constituencies that will go to polls in the second phase are Karimganj, Silchar, Autonomous District (Diphu), Nagaon and Mangaldoi.
Five Independent candidates of Karimganj constituency withdrew their nominations. They are Bulan Suklabaidya, Keshab Lal Das, Pulak Malakar, Sanjoy Roy and Uttam Kumar Das.
In addition, Independent candidate for Silchar constituency Dilip Kumar also withdrew his nomination.
A total of 60 candidates had filed their nominations from the five seats. The nominations of two candidates who had filed papers for the Mangaldoi seat and one candidate each of Nagaon and Diphu constituencies had been found invalid and were rejected during scrutiny on Wednesday.
Now, altogether 50 candidates remain in fray for the five constituencies which will go to polls in the second phase on April 18, including 14 candidates from Karimganj, 13 from Silchar, 11 from Mangaldoi, seven from Nagaon and five from Diphu.
Another 41 candidates remain in fray for the five Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam � Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Tezpur and Kaliabor � which will go to polls in the first phase on April 11.