Assam Assembly election 2021, Silchar profile: BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul had won landslide victory in 2016
The voter turnout in Silchar in the previous Assembly election was 74.97 percent
Silchar constituency is located in Assam's Cachar district.
It falls under the Silchar Lok Sabha constituency.
In the 2016 Assembly election, the constituency had a total of 2,08,866 registered voters.
Voter turnout in previous election
The voter turnout in Silchar in the previous Assembly election was 74.97 percent.
Past election results and winners
In the 2016 Assembly election, the BJP's Dilip Kumar Paul won the seat in a landslide. He had received 94,787 votes.
His closest rival, Congress' Bithika Devi, was able to net only 54,867 votes.
In the 2011 Assembly election, the Congress' Sushmita Dev had brushed aside a challenge from the BJP's Rajdeep Roy.
Dev got 60,978 votes compared to Roy's 45,127 votes.
The Assam Assembly polls will be held to elect a total of 126 Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).
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.
Assembly Election 2021: ETPBS to allow for transmission of postal ballots to service voters; an overview
The Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System enables entitled service voters to cast their vote from their preferred location, which is outside their originally-assigned voting constituency.
ENCORE has multiple modules for processes such as candidate nomination and scrutiny, permission seeking (for parties and candidates), and election counting.
SVEEP, or Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation, was started by the Election Commission in 2009 to educate citizens about the electoral process.