Assam Assembly Election 2016: JD(U) to contest poll with Nitish Kumar as campaigner

Guwahati: Janata Dal (United) has decided to contest the upcoming Assam Assembly elections and its leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar would campaign for the party in the state, said a JD(U) press release in Guwahati.


For finalising the list of the party candidates, JD(U) national general secretary Arun Kumar Srivastav is scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on Monday, the release said.

Mr Srivastav would hold discussions with sections of people before finalising the list, it said.

JD(U) lawmaker KC Tiyagi is also scheduled to campaign, the release added.

Meanwhile, as the Left parties are finalising 'seat adjustment' with the Congress in West Bengal for the forthcoming assembly polls, they will be decrying their 'friendly' party's "misgovernance" in the neighbouring Barak Valley region.

The Bengali-dominated region in southern Assam will see a triangular contest between the Left parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the assembly polls which are to be held in two phases: on 4 and 11 April.

With inputs from Agencies

Updated Date: Mar 14, 2016 20:58 PM

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