In a press conference, the party’s National General Secretary Arun Singh said that names of candidates on 70 seats out of the 126 seats in Assam Assembly was declared today. As many as 26 seats have been given to Asom Gana Parishad and eight seats to United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL).
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Majuli and senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, the constituencies that they represent currently.
The assembly poll in the state will be conducted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6 the results will be declared on May 2.
Meanwhile, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that she will be contesting the Assembly election from Nandigram and said that the TMC will field 291 candidates in the polls.
On the other hand, AIADMK announced its first list of six names with both Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam being named in the list from Edapaddi and Bodinayakanur, respectively.