Assam Assembly elections will be held on Monday for 65 seats and here is the schedule of elections released by the Election Commission. In all, a total number of 19,984,486 voters are eligible to vote though the expected percentage of voting is around 65% this year.
The major problem for the ruling Congress is anti-incumbency factor as it recieved flak on not making an impact on the state’s development while BJP has emerged a strong contender and 1,064 candidates are in the frey for the phase 1 voting.
The opinion polls are indicating a hung assembly with BJP not gaining an absolute majority thus pushed to rope in other minor party MLAs, while the left may lean towards Congress in formation of the government.
(Phase 1 – Date of Poll 04.04.2016 )
|S. No.||Item||Number of Assembly
Constituencies going on poll=65
Male – 10,30,7219
Others – 27
Service Elector – 37477
Total – 19,98,4486
|2||Total number of Candidates||1064
|3||Total Number of Female candidates||87
|4||No. and Name of the Assembly Constituency with maximum No. of Candidates||4- Karimganj South (25 Candidates)|
|5||No. & Name of the Assembly Constituency with minimum number of Candidates||18- Howraghat, 76-Biswanath Chariali, 107-Thowra, 63-Chapariguri, 82-Raha
|6||Assembly Constituency where more than one women candidate||19 ACs|
|7||Number and Name of Assembly Constituencies where there is straight contest||Nil
Party-wise list of candidates:
|9||Largest Assembly constituency
|10||Largest Assembly Constituency Area Wise||16 Haflong|
|11||Smallest Assembly constituency Electorate wise||
|12||No. of Polling Stations||24889|
|13||Number of EVMs to be used in the elections||24889|