Assam polls: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to address two rallies today

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Assam polls: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to address two rallies today

With the campaign having reached a feverish pitch for the first phase of the assembly elections in Assam, Congress President Sonia Gandhi will hold public meetings in Amguri and Biswanath in today.

Candidates are leaving no stone unturned to win the trust of voters, promising better road connectivity and employment opportunities.

The main issues coming to the fore are illegal immigration, corruption, recognition of tribals, and river bank erosion.

With less than a week for the first phase of polls, voter awareness drives are being carried out through different media to educate citizens about the electoral process. Assam has a total of one crore 98 lakh voters.

Earlier last week, highlighting his agenda of development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning in the Rangapara district of Assam, came down heavily on the Congress regime and alleged that the ruling party in the state has betrayed the people and their aspirations in the last 15 years.

In Assam, polling for the first phase of polls will be held on April 4 for 65 seats. The scrutiny of nomination papers was held on March 19 and March 21 was the last date of withdrawal of nominations.

Assam has a total of one crore 98 lakh voters. The Election Commission has announced two-phase voting for the 14th Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11, while the votes will be counted on May 19. The tenure of the Tarun Gogoi led- Congress government comes to an end in June.

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