Guwahati: The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) with its allies have readied its active members, dedicated supporters and a huge number of sympathizers across Assam for the forthcoming elections scheduled for 27 March, 1 and 6 April to constitute the 126 member State legislative assembly in Dispur.
State chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is seeking re-election from Majuli assembly constituency in the middle of mighty Brahmaputra river. Powerful minister Himanta Biswa Sarma continues to be the candidate for Jalukbari seat. Party’s Assam unit president Ranjeet kr Dass is fighting for Patacharkuchi constituency leaving his seat (Sorbhog) to Sankar Chandra Das.
Assembly speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami is seeking reelection from Jorhat seat, where ministers Chandra Mohan Patowary (Dharmapur), Siddhartha Bhattacharjee (Guwahati East), Bhadesh Kalita (Rongiya), Piyush Hazarika (Jagiroad-SC), Naba Kumar Doley (Dhakuakhana-ST), Ranjeet Dutta (Behali), Parimal Suklabaidya (Dholai-SC), etc also put their candidatures as sitting legislators.
Present and former legislators namely Angoorlata Deka (Batadrowa), Mrinal Saikia (Khumtai), Padma Hazarika (Sootia), Prasanta Phukan (Dibrugarh), Atul Bora (Dispur), Suman Haripriya (Hajo), Bhaskar Sarma (Margherita), Ashok Anand Singhal (Dhekiajuli), Narayan Deka (Borkhetri), Ranoj Pegu (Dhemaji-ST), Bhuban Pegu (Jonai-ST), Bolin Chetia (Sadiya), Ramakanta Deori (Mariganon), Jayanta Malla Barua (Nalbari), Rupak Sarma (Nagaon), Jitu Goswami (Barhampur), Kushal Duwari (Thowra), etc have stepped their activities for the electoral battle.
The list of prominent BJP nominees also include Mayur Buragohain (Nazira), Surabhi Rajkuwari (Sibsagar), Binod Hazarika (Lahowal), Terosh Gowala (Duliajan), Bimal Borah (Tingkhong), Nazir Hussain (Rupahihat), Anil Saikia (Samaguri), Biswajit Phukan (Sarupathar), Hemanta Kalita (Titabar), Ramani Tanti (Mariani), Jugen Mohan
(Mahmara), Dharmeswar Konwar (Sonari), Ramakrishna Ghosh (Hojai), Manab Deka (Lakhimpur), Rupesh Gowala (Doom Dooma), Diganta Kalita (Kamalpur), Madhuram Das (Mangaldoi-SC), Biswajit Daimary (Panery), Jitu Kishan (Majbat), etc.
Others who got BJP tickets to fight the polls include Ajay Kr Roy (Bijni), Shyamjit Rabha (Dudhnoi-ST), Osman Goni (Jaleswar), Shahidul Islam (Jonia), Ashadul Islam (Salmara South), Debamoy Sanyal (Dhubri), Ashwini Roy Sarkar (Golakganj), Ashok Singhi (Bilasipara East), Hasinara Khatun (Baghbar), Hemanga Thakuria (Palasbari), Milan Das
(Hailakandi), Chakradhar Gogoi (Moran), Taranga Gogoi (Naharkatia), Sanjay Kisan (Tinsukia), Suren Phukan (Digboi), Bijoy Malakar (Ratabari-SC), etc.
The list also comprises Krishnendu Paul (Patharkandi), Manas Das (Karimganj North), Biswarup Bhattacharjee (Badarpur), Subrata Nath (Katlicherra), Dipayan Chakraborty (Silchar), Pramod Borthakur Biswanath), Utpal Bora (Gohpur), Sanjib Kr Bora (Dhing), KJ Zinnah (Laharighat), Sibu Misra (Lumding), Aminul Haque Laskar (Sonai), Mihir Kanti Shome (Udarbond), Kaushik Rai (Lakhimpur), Amalendu Das (Barkhola), Nandita Garlosa (Haflong-ST), Nomal Momin (Bokajan-ST), Dorsing Ronghang (Howraghat-ST). Bidya Sing Engleng (Diphu-ST), Roop Sing Teran (Baithalangso-ST), etc.
Newly inducted Ajanta Neog (Golaghat) and Gautam Roy (Katigorah), both of whom were ministers in Congress veteran Tarun Gogoi’s cabinet), Paramananda Rajbongshi (Sipajhar), former Asom Sahitya Sabha president, Amiya Bhuyan (Bihpuria), former AASU leader are also included in the list of saffron nominees.