ANI Photo | Parimal Suklabaidya will win with record margin of votes from Silchar: Himanta

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma took part in a public meeting and roadshow in Silchar town in Cachar district during the nomination filing of BJP candidate for Silchar parliamentary constituency.

Parimal Suklabaidya on April 3 filed his nomination papers before the returning officer, Cachar and he was accompanied by the Assam CM Sarma, state BJP president Bhabesh Kalita and other senior BJP leaders.

Later, Sarma told the media: “In this election, Parimal Suklabaidya will win with a record margin of votes from the Silchar seat.”

“Today, Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya filed his nomination papers as the BJP candidate for the Silchar Lok Sabha seat. During the nomination submission process, we, including state BJP president Bhabesh Kalita, our Saha-Prabhari Pawan Sharma, and Silchar MP Dr Rajdeep Roy, accompanied him (Parimal Suklabaidya),” Sarma said.

A large number of BJP workers and supporters also attended the meeting and roadshow.

Meanwhile, Sarma on April 3 took a jibe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, stating that if he came to the state to campaign, it would only end up “benefiting” the BJP. CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that if Rahul Gandhi comes again to the state, then their efforts will be minimised.

The polling for the 14 seats in Assam will be held in three phases on April 19, April 26 and May 7.

The election for 543 Lok Sabha seats will be held in seven phases starting April 19. Nearly 96.8 crore people are eligible to cast their votes in the upcoming polls at over 12 lakh polling stations across the country. The counting of votes will take place on June 4.

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