Guwahati: The third and final phase of Assam assembly polls for 40 constituencies will be held on April 6 in 12 Lower Assam districts including three districts under the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) area.
Over 79 lakh voters will exercise their franchise at 11401 polling stations to decide the fate of 337 candidates including 25 female candidates.
In the third phase of the poll, several prominent candidates are contesting including six ministers under the Sarbananda Sonowal-led state government Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, Siddhartha Bhattacharya from Guwahati East, Chandra Mohan Patowary from Dharmapur, Phani Bhushan Choudhury from Bongaigaon, Pramila Rani Brahma from Kokrajhar East, Chandan Brahma from Sidli and state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass Patacharkuchi LAC.
Apart from them, BJP MLAs Atul Bora, Ashok Kumar Singhi, Narayan Deka, Suman Haripriya, Ashwini Ray Sarkar, sitting Congress MLAs Rekibuddin Ahmed, Nandita Das, Wazed Ali Choudhury, Sherman Ali Ahmed, Abdur Rashid Mandal, Sukur Ali Ahmed, Jakir Hussain Sikdar, Abul Kalam Rasheed Alam, AIUDF MLAs Hafiz Bashir Ahmed, Nazrul Haque, Nizanur Rahman, AGP MLAs Gunindra Nath Das, Ramendra Narayan Kalita, BPF MLAs Majendra Narzary, Charan Boro, Rabiram Narzary, Kamalshing Narzary are in the fray in the third phase of poll.
Pabindra Deka, who won the 2016 assembly election as an AGP candidate from the Patacharkuchi constituency is now contesting as a candidate of newly-formed Assam Jatiya Parishad.
Similarly, Abdul Kalam Azad, an AIUDF MLA from Bhabanipur, is running as an Independent candidate this time after being denied a party ticket.
Dipak Kumar Rabha, a BJP MLA from Dudhnoi, is also contesting as an Independent candidate.
In the 2016 assembly poll, out of 40 constituencies, BJP had won 11 seats, Congress also bagged 11 seats and 6 by AIUDF, 8 by BPF, and 4 by AGP.