GUWAHATI, April 4 - A total of 62 candidates have filed nominations for the four Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam which will go to the polls in the third phase on April 23.
Today was the last date for filing of nomination papers in the four constituencies.
The four seats that will go to the polls in the third phase are Guwahati, Dhubri, Barpeta and Kokrajhar.
Filing of nominations for the four constituencies which will go to the polls in the third phase got over at 3 pm today. The nomination process passed off peacefully.
The highest number of nominations for the third phase has been filed for the Guwahati constituency. As many as 19 candidates have filed their nomination papers for Guwahati.
They are Sadek Ali (Independent), Pranab Jyoti Das (Independent), Ranvijay Kumar Rai (Rashtriya Jansambhavna Party), Shankha Sinha (Independent), Utpal Buragohain (Independent), Alimuddin Ahmed (Independent), Rubi Neog (Independent), Manoj Sharma (Trinamool Congress or TMC), Bobbeeta Sharma (Indian National Congress or INC), Queen Oja (Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP), Dr Avijit Chakraborty (Bharatiya Gana Parishad), Pankaj Das (Swarna Bharat Party), Junmoni Devi Khaund (Independent), Upamanyu Hazarika (Independent), Dr Faruk Ahmed Bhuyan (Independent), Rajib Kakati (Hindustan Nirman Dal), Partha Pratim Baruah (Voters Party International or VPI), Mamoni Sharma (Purvanchal Janata Party � Secular) and Ratul Kumar Choudhury (Samajwadi Party).
A total of 17 candidates have filed nominations for the Dhubri constituency. Those in fray in Dhubri are Uttam Kumar Roy (Independent), Rukunur Zaman (Independent), Zohirul Islam Khan (Purvanchal Janata Party � Secular), Nripen Das (Bharatiya National Janata Dal), Mir Hussain Sarkar (Independent), Shukur Ali (Independent), Badruddin Ajmal (All India United Democratic Front or AIUDF), Nurul Islam Choudhury (TMC), Asrof Ali (Independent), Selina Sultana (Independent), Shajahan Sheikh (VPI), Surat Jaman Mondal (Socialist Unity Centre of India or SUCI), Mehbubar Rahman (Republican Party of India � Athawale), Anamika Sarkar (Independent), Zabed Islam (Asom Gana Parishad or AGP), Abu Taher Bepari (INC) and Alakesh Roy (Hindustan Nirman Dal).
There were a total of 14 nominations filed for the Barpeta constituency. Those in fray from the seat are Safiur Rahman (Independent), Saniara Parbin (VPI), Matiur Rahman (National Road Map Party of India), Arun Baruah (Purbanchal Janata Party � Secular), Santanu Mukherjee (Bharatiya Gana Parishad), Pranabjyoti Das Rajbangshi (National People�s Party or NPP), Arfan Ali (Independent), Ashahak Ali Dewan (TMC), Chitralekha Das (SUCI), Kumar Deepak Das (AGP), Bhadreswar Barman (National Republican Congress), Rafiqul Islam (AIUDF), Abdul Khaleque (INC) and Rejaul Karim (Republican Party of India � Athawale).
A total of 12 candidates have filed nominations for the Kokrajhar constituency. They are Ranjay Kumar Brahma (Independent), Prasenjit Kumar Das (NPP), Mun Kumar Basumatary (Independent), Paresh Boro (Independent), Rajesh Narzary (VPI), Pramila Rani Brahma (Bodoland People�s Front), Naba Kumar Sarania (Independent), Biraj Deka (Communist Party of India - Marxist), Sabda Ram Rabha (INC), Urkhao Gwra Brahma (United People�s Party Liberal), Charan Iswary (Purvanchal Janata Party - Secular) and Kamala Kanta Daimary (TMC).
The nomination papers for the third phase will be scrutinized tomorrow and the last date for withdrawal of nominations is April 8. Counting of votes of all phases will be held on May 23.
A total of 74,07,824 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the four constituencies of the third phase. Among them 37,83,727 are male voters, 36,23,933 are female voters and 164 are from the 'third gender'. The total number of polling stations in the constituencies is 9,577.
The total electorate of Guwahati constituency is 21,49,230, while Dhubri has 18,44,040 voters, Kokrajhar has 17,48,865 voters, and Barpeta has 16,65,689 voters.
On the four constituencies going to the polls in the third phase, the BJP had won from Guwahati, the AIUDF had won from Dhubri and Barpeta and an Independent candidate had emerged victorious from Kokrajhar in the last General Elections in 2014.