In poll bound Assam, today is the last day of filing nomination papers in the first phase. So far 52 candidates have submitted nomination papers. Polling will be held in 47 seats in this phase on 27th of this month. Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal will submit his nomination today at Majuli.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will fight from Majuli seat again. Senior party leader and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh, Asom Gana Parishad President Atul Bora are to accompany him in nomination filing. Several senior leaders are vying for the first phase in Assam. State Congress President Ripun Bora has submitted nomination at Gohpur . Asom Gana Parishad President Atul Bora and Executive President Keshab Mahanta submitted nomination papers. Jailed leader of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi also filed nomination at Gauhati medical college and hospital. Senior BJP leader and Speaker of the state Assembly Hitendra Nath Goswami at Jorhat , senior Minister Ranjit Dutta at Behali and Naba Kumar Doley filed nomination at Dhakuakhana. President of Assam Jatiya Parishad Lurinjyoti Gogoi and senior leader of the party Jagdish Bhuyan too filed nomination.