GUWAHATI, April 1 - Candidates of the two major contending parties � Queen Oja of the ruling BJP and Bobbeeta Sharma of the opposition Congress � today filed their nominations for the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency.
BJP nominee Oja was accompanied by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, BJP�s sitting Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakravarty and other senior leaders when she submitted her nomination papers to the Returning Officer Kamal Baishya at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup at Amingaon this morning.
Oja, accompanied by thousands of supporters, arrived at the venue in an open jeep.
After filing her papers Oja said that she is confident of victory.
�We are contesting the Lok Sabha elections on the issue of development. I have moved around the constituency a lot during recent days and got very good response from the voters. Our party has a very strong organizational base in the Guwahati constituency. Our party will win, Modi will win,� she said.
NEDA convenor Sarma also said that Oja will win from Guwahati by a huge margin.
Later in the afternoon, Congress nominee Bobbeeta Sharma also filed her nomination papers.
The Congress candidate was accompanied by party MLAs Rekibuddin Ahmed, Nandita Das and other senior leaders, besides a throng of supporters.
Sharma expressed confidence of emerging victorious in the Lok Sabha polls and said that she will work for development of the constituency.
Guwahati constituency will go to the polls in the third phase on April 23.
It has the highest number of electorates among all the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam.
There are a total of 21,49,230 voters in the Guwahati Lok Sabha constituency, including 10,87,122 male voters, 10,62,030 female electors and 78 voters from the �third gender�. The constituency has 2,592 polling stations.