by NEWSNER , 2021-03-10 09:28:45
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal filed his nomination at the Majuli district on Tuesday morning. Sonowal will contest for the second time from Majuli.
The chief minister filed his papers on the Judgment Day of submitting nominations before Majuli Deputy Commissioner Bikram Kairi.
The chief minister filed his nomination papers at the Majuli district collector’s office within the presence of minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma and AGP president, Atul Bora within the early morning after participating in a spiritual programme at Harimandir in Shantipur, Majuli.
Before filing his nomination papers, he addressed an enormous rally where NEDA convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma, AGP president Atul Bora, BJP”s state unit president Ranjeet Dass and state party in-charge Baijyanta Panda were present.
He sought the blessings of the people to return him and therefore the party to power so that they still “serve the state and ensure further development initiated under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
Sonowal said that in the last five years, the state has witnessed unprecedented development.
“In the last assembly elections we came to you promising ”poriborton” (change) and to guard ”Jati-Mati- Bheti” (identity, land and therefore the base), which we've fulfilled with dedication and that we appeal for your continued love and trust in us so that we will continue with this journey,” he said.
The chief minister visited temples and various religious places before joining a procession to the general public meeting, which was marked by the cultural traditions of Majuli, the world”s largest river island.
Sonowal was clad during a dhoti, pat-silk kurta with a jacket representing the sizeable Mising tribe of the constituency alongside ”gamosas” of the various communities living on the island, and was also seen sporting a Nepali cap for a short time during the procession.
His main contender within the seat is going to be former Congress minister Rajib Lochan Pegu, who represented Majuli for 3 consecutive terms since 2001 but lost to Sonowal in 2016 by 18,923 votes.
Majuli goes to the polls within the first phase on March 27.
Elections to the 126-member assembly are being held in three phases with the second and third phases on April 1 and April 6, respectively.