The BJP on Wednesday introduced the names of three candidates, all recent faces, for the second section, taking the overall variety of contestants to 74 for the primary two phases of meeting elections in Assam. Controversial sitting BJP MLA from Hojai, Shiladitya Dev, recognized for making provocative remarks towards immigrant Muslims and at occasions towards his personal get together members, has been denied ticket and changed by Ramakrishna Ghosh.
Reacting to the event, Mr Dev wrote on his Fb web page, “Lastly, I’ve been kicked out of BJP”. Sitting BJP MLA from Sipajhar, Binanda Saikia, has additionally been additionally denied ticket with former Assam Sahitya Sabha president Parmananda Rajbongshi, who joined the saffron get together lately from the AGP, fielded from the seat in Darrang district.
The get together has nominated Milan Das from Hailakandi constituency as a substitute of Soumyajit Dutta Choudhury who had misplaced the seat to AIUDF’s Anwar Hussain Laskar by 2,608 votes in 2016. The BJP is contesting 74 of the 86 meeting constituencies going to polls within the first two phases whereas the others have been left for its allies, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United Individuals’s Celebration Liberal (UPPL).
Within the first section, 22 sitting MLAs of BJP will likely be contesting the polls whereas within the second, 9 have been allotted the identical seat. Barring the candidature of NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari and state get together president Ranjeet Kumar Dass from Pathacharkuchi, the BJP is but to announce the names of candidates for the third section polls for 40 constituencies on April 6.