In Assam, today is the last day of filing nomination papers in the first phase. Polling will be held in 47 seats in this phase on 27th of this month.
Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal has submitted his nomination at Majuli. Accompanied by various senior leaders, Mr. Sonowal took out a rally before filing nomination paper. Mr. Sonowal claimed that the BJP led alliance would come to power again on the basis of the development works done during the last 5 years.
Senior Congress leader and former Minister Rockybul Hussein has also filed nomination paper for Samaguri seat in Nagaon district. Sitting Congress MLA Nurul Huda and Asom Gana Parishad legislator Renupoma Rajkhowa too submitted nominations today .
In poll bound West Bengal, filing of nominations for the first phase of polling ends today. In this phase, 30 assembly constituencies across five districts will go for polls on 27th of this Month. These are 4 seats in Bankura, 9 seats in Purulia, 6 seats in West Medinipur, 7 seats in East Medinipur and 4 seats in Jhargram.
111 nominations have been filed so far for the first phase. Scrutiny will be done tomorrow. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is on 12th March. The assembly elections will be held in eight phases from 27th March to 29th April. Counting will take place on 2nd of May.