Voting for the 5 assembly seats going for bye-elections in Assam began on Saturday. Nearly 7.97 lakh voters will decide the fate of 31 candidates in the the assembly seats. Bye-elections for five assembly constituencies Thowra, Mariani, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur and Gossaigaon are being held.

In the last assembly election in Assam, Congress had won Thowra and Mariani while Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF won Bhabanipur, BPF won the Gossaigaon seat and BJP’s ally UPPL won the Tamulpur seat.

The bye-elections were necessitated after BPF MLA of Gossaigaon and UPPL MLA of Tamulpur constituency died due to post Covid-19 complications and the MLAs of Thowra, Mariani and Bhabanipur switched to BJP.  Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi of Mariani and Sushanta Borgohain of Thowra had resigned from the Congress party and joined the ruling BJP. Both Rupjyoti and Sushanta Borgohain are contesting on BJP tickets.


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