BISWANATH CHARIALI, Feb 4 � The civic poll scene in Sonitpur has become lively with the BJP, Congress and AGP gearing up their campaigns for wresting the Biswanath Municipal Board and Gohpur Town Committee.
Altogether 12,759 voters are there in the 12 wards in Biswanath, while 7,910 voters will be eligible to cast their votes in six wards of Gohpur. In Biswanath, there are 33 candidates in the fray � 12 each from the Congress and the BJP and six from the AGP, while three are independent candidates. In Gohpur, the Congress, BJP and AGP have six candidates each. There is also one independent who will fight the polls to be held on February 9.
Meanwhile, the Congress claimed that it will be able to win all the seats in three municipal boards and two town committees in Sonitpur district. Talking to media persons, district Congress president Noorjamal Sarkar, Biswanath Municipal Board chairman Dilip Kumar Baruah and other party leaders commented that the people would cast their votes in favour of the Congress because of the developmental works carried out by the party in Sonitpur.
On the other hand, BJP MP RP Sharma, former BJP State chief Ranjit Dutta, east Sonitpur BJP president Paresh Borkakaty and others have intensified the saffron party�s election campaign in Biswanath and Gohpur, even as Congress leader Ripun Borah and MLA Manika Borah along with other party leaders upped the campaigning for the party candidates at Gohpur.