NALBARI, March 18: Diganta Barman, the Congress nominee for Barkhetri, filed his nomination papers at the Nalbari DC’s office on Thursday.
Earlier, Barman took out a huge bike rally from Mukalmua area throughout the constituency, which led to a trafic jam in Nalbari town for several hours. Supporters took part in the rally with bikes, as well as three and four-wheelers.
Barman submitted his nomination papers to returning officer Kalpana Deka. Later talking to the media, Barman, the son of former chief minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman, said that massive corruption in the constituency will be the main poll issue this time, and the voters are united against the corrupt practices carried out in the constituency by the BJP.
GAURIPUR: Aswini Roy Sarkar, the BJP candidate for Golokganj, on Thursday submitted his nomination papers to the Dhubri Deputy Commissioner.
Carrying banners and flags of the saffron party in a convoy of around 100 small and big vehicles, he was led to the DC’s office by his supporters from his residence located on the Assam-West Bengal border for submitting the nomination papers.
In the 2016 Assembly election, Roy Sarkar had received 74,644 votes while Abdus Sobhan Ali Sarkar of the Congress got 68,253 votes and AIUDF’s Safer Ali Ahmed received only 16,843 votes.
GOSSAIGAON: Gossaigaon MLA Majendra Narzary of the BPF on Thursday submitted his nomination papers to the district election officer and SDO(Civil) Pallavi Sarkar. Kokrajhar West (ST) MLA Rabiram Narzary submitted his papers to Parikshit Phukan, subdivisional election officer of Gossaigaon. Somnath Narzary and Monoranjan Brahma, both from the UPPL, submitted their papers for Gossaigaon and Kokrajhar West (ST) respectively, also to Sarkar and Phukan.
Followed by hundreds of supporters and well-wishers along with cultural troupes, workers of the different parties marched to the district election office at Habrubil for the candidates to file their papers.
Rabiram Narzary of the BPF told the media that this time, he would break his earlier record, and the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ would dethrone the BJP from power and the seven-party alliance would form a stable government at Dispur.
BONGAIGAON: A total of seven candidates on Thursday filed nomination papers for the three assembly segments in Bongaigaon district.
AJP-Raijor Dal alliance candidate Dipu Choudhury, Voters’ Party International (VPI) candidate Sabendra Basumatary and Congress candidate Sankar Prasad Ray filed their papers for Bongaigaon constituency. Abdul Batin Khandakar (Congress), Ashraful Islam (Trinamool Congress) and independent candidate Sheikh Abdullah filed their papers for Abhayapuri North seat and a single independent candidate filed his nomination papers for Abhayapuri South.
Meanwhile, five candidates filed their papers for the two assembly seats in Chirang district.
United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) candidate Phanin Boro, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) candidate Rupam Das and VPI candidate Nadadeb Brahma filed their papers for Bijni seat, while Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) contender Chandan Brahma and UPPL nominee Jayanta Basumatary filed their papers for Sidli assembly seat.
PATACHARKUCHI: Peasant leader Kamal Kumar Medhi representing Raijar Dal from Bhawanipur constituency submitted his nomination papers on Thursday to returning officer Pranjal Pratim Konwar at the Bajali Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Ahead of the submission of papers, party supporters took out a huge car and bike rally from Sarupeta market, which was formally declared open by Dr Amiya Mahanta, a renowned lady of the locality.
During the rally, advocate Nekibur Zaman alleged that the AGP has once again “killed” the first martyr of the Assam Movement Khargeswar Talukdar along with 855 other martyrs by imposing the CAA, which was posing serious threat to the Assamese community, culture and language.
He appealed to the people to send leaders like Medhi to Dispur as regionalism was the need of the hour in the state.