Assam Assembly election 2021, Karimganj North profile: Congress' Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha prevailed in close battle in 2016

Karimganj North Assembly constituency is located in Assam's Karimganj district. The voter turnout in Patharkandi in the previous Assembly election was 76.24 percent

FP Research February 16, 2021 21:55:18 IST pollpedia
Assam Assembly election 2021, Karimganj North profile: Congress' Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha prevailed in close battle in 2016

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Karimganj North Assembly Election: Located in Assam's Karimganj district, a tight contest is likely to emerge in the Karmiganj North Assembly that Congress won by a thin margin in the 2016 Assembly election.

The Assembly constituency falls under the Karimganj Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 171,548 registered voters.

Voter turnout in previous election

The voter turnout in Patharkandi in the previous Assembly election was 76.24 percent.

Past election results and winners

In the 2016 Assembly election, the Congress' Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha won the Assembly seat, obtaining 45,289 votes inching out to his nearest rival Mission Ranjan Das of the BJP, who nabbed 44,821 votes.

In the 2011 Assembly election, Purkayastha had trounced Mission Ranjan Das of the BJP, receiving 45,027 votes compared to just 27,257 votes.

The Assam Assembly polls will be held to elect a total of 126 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Polling dates:

Elections in Assam are being held in three phases between 27 March and 6 April.

The first phase of the Assembly election will take place on 27 March in 47 constituencies, whereas polling in the second phase will see 39 constituencies going to vote on 1 April.

The third and final phase will take place on 6 April with 40 constituencies going to poll.

The date of making nominations for the first, second and third phase are 9 March, 12 March and 19 March, respectively, while scrutiny of nominations will take place on 10 March, 16 March and 20 March, respectively.

The last date for withdrawal of candidatures are: 12 March, 17 March and 22 March, respectively.

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