Guwahati: The Election Commission of India announced the dates for Assam by-polls and as many as five constituencies to go to the polls on October 30. The constituencies that will be going for the elections are Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra.
By-elections for Majuli constituency have not been announced yet as former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was elected to Rajya Sabha yesterday unopposed and inducted into Modi’s new union cabinet but has yet not resigned from the Assam legislative assembly for the same seat.
“The Commission has reviewed the situations related to pandemic, flood, festivals, cold conditions in certain regions, feedback from concerned States/UT and taken into consideration all facts and circumstances and it has decided to hold bye-elections,” the ECI stated.
ECI has set October 8 as the last date for nomination and candidates are allowed to withdraw their nomination by October 13.
Assam to go to by-polls on October 30 and counting will take place on November 2.