On Maha Ashtami, politicians make beeline to pandals, offer obeisance


GUWAHATI, Oct 6: Durga Puja festivities have picked up across Assam with devotees offering their prayers to Goddess Durga on Maha Ashtami. Along with commoners, politicians were also seen making a beeline to pandals as they offered their obeisance to Maa Durga.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal offered prayers at the 500-year-old Durga Puja at Bokul Tea Estate on the outskirts of Dibrugarh town this morning.

Later in the evening, he also visited the Bishnupur Durga Puja pandal where he offered prayers to Goddess Durga.

On the other hand, Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma offered prayers at various puja pandals in Silchar.


AGP president Atul Borah was also seen making various vegetable purchases in Bokakhat during Puja.

Batadrava legislator Angurlata Deka, minister Ranjit Dutta were also seen offering prayers at puja pandals.