The Assam Congress will declare the candidates’ name for the upcoming Assembly by-election on September 28th, 2019. The by-poll in four legislative constituencies is slated to be held on October 21st, 2019. The state Congress has sent a list of recommended names to the All India Congress Committee for approval.
The recommended names for Rangapara constituency are Kartik Kurmi, Bhimananda Tanti and Sunil Tuti while for Sonari constituency are Utpal Gogoi, Sushil Suri and Pratima Tasa and for Ratabari constituency are Keshab Prasad Rajak, Deuki Nandan Ravidas, Surusi Roy and Buddha Das.
All the four constituencies are lying vacant since the 2019 Lok Sabha election. Present Congress MP from Barpeta Abdul Khaleque was elected as MLA from Jania, Karimiganj MP Kripanathnath Mallah from Ratabari, Jorhat MP Tapan Kumar Gogoi from Sonari and Tezpur Pallab Lochan Das from Rangapara legislative constituency in 2016 Assembly election.
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