The Bharatiya Janata Party exudes confidence in the four urban constituencies of Assam capital Guwahati where two high profile leaders are contesting.
The Guwahati and its outskirts consist of Jalukbari, Guwahati East, Guwahati West and Dispur constituencies that went to polls along with 36 other constituencies in the third and final phase of the Assam election on Tuesday.
The BJP has fielded its sitting legislators, Atul Bora, who had been winning for three terms from Dispur, Assam minister and former BJP state president Siddhartha Bhattacharya for Guwahati East and four-time winning Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for Jalukbari, while its ally Asom Gana Parishad, fielded Ramendra Narayan Kalita for Guwahati West constituency from which he won five terms.
Atul Bora after casting his vote on Tuesday said, “I will break my last time record. People are coming out to cast their votes, which is a good sign.”
Bhattacharya, a lawyer by profession and an old-timer BJP leader, on the other hand, said, “We will get majority seats and form government in Assam. I am sure that I will get the maximum votes. I can see several young voters have come out to cast their valuable votes which say that they will vote for development.”
The Congress, on the other hand, has fielded all first-timers, Ramen Chandra Borthakur for Jalukbari, Manjit Mahanta for Dispur, Ashima Bordoloi for Guwahati East and Mira Borthakur Goswami for Guwahati West.
Ashima said, “People want change and we are hopeful that change will happen under the apt leadership of the Congress-led Mahajoth in Assam.”
Mira, also a first-timer, said, “I will definitely win with the blessings of people. People are coming out in large number which is a good sign for us as most of the time, a high vote casting indicates a wave of change.”
It was BJP’s plan to garner as many seats in Kamrup Metro and Kamrup Rural constituencies as votes are a little tricky with Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) as an opponent I Bodoland Territorial Region and in the Chhar areas being Congress-All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) alliance’s strong.