Assam Assembly election 2021, Rangiya profile: BJP's Bhabesh Kalita easily won seat in 2016
The Rangiya Assembly constituency will go to polls in the third phase of the Assam Assembly election along with 39 other Assembly seats on 6 April
Rangiya Assembly Election 2021: Rangiya constituency is located in Assam's Baksa district.
It falls under the Mangaldoi Lok Sabha constituency.
In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 1,69,666 registered voters.
Voter turnout in previous election
The voter turnout in Rangiya in the previous Assembly election was 84.45 percent.
Past election results and winners
In the 2016 Assembly election, BJP's Bhabesh Kalita, with 58,353 votes, won a comprehensive victory over then-incumbent MLA Ghanshyam Kalita, who got just 26,286 votes.
In the 2011 Assembly election, INC's Ghanashyam Kalita, with 34,119 votes, handily defeated AGP's Thaneswar Boro, who got 24,045 votes.
Election date and timing
The Rangiya Assembly constituency will go to polls in the third phase of the Assam Assembly election along with 39 other Assembly seats on 6 April.
The Election Commission announced the poll dates for the Assembly election in Assam on Friday (26 February).
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, Arora announced on Friday.
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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