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High pitched campaign for second phase poll ends in Assam

High pitched campaign for second phase poll ends in Assam

India Blooms News Service | | 09 Apr 2016, 07:56 pm
Guwahati, Apr 9 (IBNS) : High pitched campaign for second phase of the Assembly polls in Assam by heavyweight national leaders and local leaders ended on Saturday evening.

 A total of 525 candidates are in fray for the second phase of the poll in 61 constituencies to be held on Apr 11.

Among the total candidates for the second phase poll, 481 are male and 44 female candidates.

The total voters of the 61 constituencies are 1,04,35,277 and among them 53,91,204 are male and 50,44,051 are female voters.

Political leaders and candidates made last efforts to woo voters on Saturday.

On Saturday, BJP president Amit Shah, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani  addressed several campaign rallies in Lower and Central Assam.

Voters will exercise their franchise to decide fates of several high-profile candidates on Apr 11 which include former Chief Minister of Assam Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Himanta Biswa Sarma, perfume baron Badaruddin Ajmal, former president of BJP’s Assam unit Siddhartha Bhattacharya, powerful ministers of the state Rockybul Hussain, Dr Nazrul Islam, Dr Ardhendu Kumar Dey, Basanta Das, Chandan Sarkar, Sukur Ali, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Nilamoni Sen Deka.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP’s national president Amit Shah, union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Sushma Swaraj, Smriti Irani, Jewel Oram, senior leaders of the saffron party had campaigned for the party candidates for the second phase polling in the state.

On the other hand, for Congress its president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi, senior leaders Golam Nabi Azad had campaigned for the party candidates.

Bollywood actress Rakhi Sawant also campaigned for the candidates of Republican Party of India in Assam.

Over 82 percent polling turnout was witnessed in the first phase polling held on Apr 4.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)