by NEWSNER , 2021-03-19 13:41:49
Come 27 March, the three-stage race for the fifteenth Assam assembly elections starts, with casting a ballot booked to end on 6 April. There are 13 parties in the fight, including two alliances drove by the decision BJP and the Congress.
2016 elections saw the BJP structure its first government in the state, and the party is currently hoping to score a subsequent term. Then, Congress, when the most grounded political part in the state, is planning to recover office after being decreased to only 26 seats in the 126-seat assembly.
Adding to the Congress' difficulties is the shortfall of its veteran chief Tarun Gogoi, Assam's longest-serving CM, who passed away in 2020.
A portion of the central questions on electors' psyches this season are the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Covid-19, tea garden labourers' wages, rising fuel costs, and joblessness.
Unmistakable applicants in the quarrel incorporate Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and state serve Himanta Biswa Sarma from the BJP, and on the Congress side, state chief Ripun Bora and MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi.
Dissident Akhil Gogoi, who has been in prison for over a year over claims that he affected viciousness during the counter CAA fights in 2019-20, is challenging his maiden political race as a feature of his recently drifted Raijor Dal.