KALIABOR, April 9 - The 11-Kaliabor HPC, which will go to polls on April 11, comprises 10 Assembly constituencies namely � Bokakhat, Golaghat, Khumtai, Sarupathar, Dergaon, Kaliabor, Samaguri, Rupahi, Dhing and Batradaba. Out of these, three LACs are with the AGP, two with the BJP, four with the Congress and one with the AIUDF.
In this election, six candidates are contesting from Kaliabor � Gaurav Gogoi (Congress), Mani Madhab Mahanta (AGP), Jiten Gogoi (Ind), Bhaskar Sarma (Independent), Diganta Saikia (Hindustan Nirman Dal), Abdul Aziz (NPP). There are more than 17 lakh voters in this constituency, including tea garden and minority voters, etc.
A direct contest between the Congress and the AGP is expected in this constituency.
When this reporter met some voters/members of the public in and around Kaliabor, most of the people said they want a candidate who could raise in Parliament the genuine/burning problems of the constituency as well as the State.
Most of the people felt that during the last five-year term of the Congress, MP Gaurav Gogoi, the son of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, the developmental works in the constituency suffered.
On the other hand, the AGP-BJP alliance candidate Mani Madhab Mahanta, a former AASU leader, has assured the public that he is contesting the ensuing election here with a view to serving the people properly in all respects. Most of the people felt that the tea garden and minority votes will be the deciding factor.