Campaigning is gaining momentum in Assam and West Bengal for the first phase of assembly polls.
Speaking at a town hall event – Agragami Assam in Guwahati this evening, senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, only BJP can protect culture and language of the state. He assured that the party will continue to work with the motto of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas and Sabka Vishwas. Mr. Shah said that if voted to power,the BJP would make the state free from floods. Party’s national President J P Nadda, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also held several rallies in Upper Assam today. Meanwhile, senior Congress leaders Jitendra Singh, Gaurav Gogoi, Pradyut Bordoloi also addressed election rallies in the State today.
In West Bengal, 47 Assembly Constituencies in Assam and 30 Assembly seats of West Bengal will go to polls on 27th of this month during the first phase.
Scrutiny of nomination papers is taking place in Assam and West Bengal for the second phase of assembly polls.
In Assam, a total of 408 candidates have filed their nominations for second phase.
In West Bengal, 177 nominations have been filed for 30 seats in this phase.
The last date for withdrawal of candidature in both the states is 17th of this month.
39 seats in Assam and 30 constituencies in West Bengal will go to polls on 1st of April in the Second Phase of assembly elections.
The process of filing of nominations is underway for the Third Phase of assembly elections in both the States.
Three phase polling will be held in Assam and eight-phase polling in West Bengal.