Assam, March 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced it will contest the upcoming Assam Assembly polls from 92 seats while its alliance partners will field their candidates from the remaining seats in the 126-member Assembly.
The saffron party also released a list of 17 candidates for the third and final phase of the Assam polls.
While making the announcement, BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh said, “In Assam, BJP will contest on 92 seats and on rest of the seats, our partner parties will contest.“
“We are releasing the names of 17 candidates for the third phase of elections. Chandra Mohan Patowary will contest from Dharmapuri seat,” he added.
Addressing a public meeting at Margherita in Assam, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said Congress practices divisive politics and only NDA can deal with the issue of infiltration.
He says, “Can Rahul, who has taken Badruddin Ajmal’s support, protect Assam from infiltration? Can Assam be safe with Badruddin? Give us another five years, infiltration will be a thing of past in the state,” he said.