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AGP to contest in all wards

Guwahati, May 25: The Opposition AGP today announced its list of candidates for all the 31 wards and 90 area sabhas of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation.

Announcing the list, AGP general secretary Durga Das Boro said the party had decided to field candidates in all the wards to give the Congress a tough fight on civic issues.

Polling for GMC council body and area sabhas will be held on June 19. The candidates can field their nominations till Monday.

The AGP’s list of 31 candidates for the wards includes 12 women. The 31 candidates are Ranjan Patowary, Shila Biswas, Rabi Basak, Belirani Kalita, Biraja Debi, Niren Soinari, Dewan Dhrubajyoti Maral, Dipannita Das, Sarban Sangregia, Birinchi Das, Bongeeta Hazarika, Bolendra Bharali, Debdutta Borkotoky, Kusum Debi, Dhanjit Lahkar, Hiranya Kumar Das, Lina Mahanta, Arun Pathak, Dilip Rajbongshi, Boijayanti Talukdar, Samarjyoti Bezbaruah, Dilip Taru, Anjana Rabha, Somen Deka, Bhadreswar Tumung, Kamala Goswami, Milan Boro, Ujjal Talukdar, Anjan Bora, Ananda Konwar and Syad Ali.

Boro said the party would soon declare an election manifesto, highlighting the issues on which it would fight the election.

Sources in the office of the Kamrup (metro) deputy commissioner, who is the returning officer, said so far five candidates — two for ward councillors and three for area sabhas — had filed their nominations.

The BJP had yesterday announced its list of candidates to fight the polls in 31 wards and 90 area sabhas.


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