First phase of polling kicks off in West Bengal and Assam
Polling for the first phase of 65 constituencies in Assam Assembly election began at 7 am today.
Two important candidates in the election fray in Assam are Congress party’s Taroon Gogoi, the incumbent Chief Minister, who is seeking a fourth term and Union minister Sarbananda Sonowal. He is the chief ministerial candidate from the BJP side leading the alliance of regional parties Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)
Voting for the first of the six-phase Assembly election in West Bengal began this morning in 18 of the state’s 294 constituencies. The 18 constituencies going to poll today are spread across three tribal dominated districts- West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia. This is a Maoist infested area known as the ‘Jangalmahal’ region.
After casting his vote, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi told the media that his government has brought progress and development while Prime Minuster Narendra Midi has failed to fulfill his promises.
The PM is losing his popularity across India -even in his own Gujarat State”, was Gogoi’s politically loaded assertion.