Gauhati East: Siddhartha Bhattacharya files nomination, Himanta Biswa Sarma accompanies


GUWAHATI: BJP candidate for Gauhati East Siddhartha Bhattacharya filed his nomination papers on Thursday in Guwahati. NEDA convenor and Assam finance minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma accompanied minister Bhattacharya while submitting his nomination.

Dr. Sarma and Bhattacharya also took part in a massive bike rally. The rally witnessed participation of a large number of party workers and well-wishers.

Moved by the massive support, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Happy to accompany #BJP candidate Sri


for his nomination submission Program at Ulubari, #Guwahati Received great affection from people we came across as we rode on cycles to the venue! Keep supporting


& do vote in large numbers. #HBSCampaignTrail”

The Congress has named Ashima Bordoloi in the Gauhati East constituency.

On the other hand, five-time MLA and senior AGP leader Ramendra Narayan Kalita also filed his nomination today.

The Congress party fielded Mira Borthakur Goswami against Kalita in Gauhati West.

“I welcome Mira Borthakur as Congress candidate. But Congress is not a factor in Gauhati West,” said Kalita, joint candidate of BJP-led alliance.

Meanwhile, BJP-led alliance has been intensifying its campaign for the election.

After accompanying Siddhartha Bhattacharya in Guwahati, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma attended another election rally in Raha for the BJP candidate. On the other hand, prime minister Narendra Modi will address another rally at Bhatgram in Karimganj district under Barak Valley.