A total 21 candidates including 17 for Mising Autonomous Council (MAC) and four others for Sonowal Kochari Autonomous Council (SKAC) filed nominations for polls in Jonai sub-division in Dhemaji district of North Assam on Friday.
One Malendra Narzary of BJP ally Sanmilita Gana Sakti (SGS) alone has filed paper in No 6 Sanjari Nigir constituency (ST) for MAC.
Former MAC Executive Councilor Raju Medok of SGS, who earlier represented No 3 Gali-Bijoypur (ST) is again standing from the seat, while Mising students (TMPK) Central Committee President Naresh Kumbang filed nomination in No 2 Murkongselek (unreserved) seat. Kumbang has two opponents namely Mahaveer Payeng (INC) and AASU’s former literary secretary Arnold Taye (IND).
On the other hand, four candidates namely Bijoy Saikia (BJP), Jan Hazarika (INC) and two independant candidates- Harkhajyoti Kochari and Rajen Sonowal have filed nomination papers for single constituency of SKAC in Jonai.
In Dhemaji sub-divisdion, the election department has received 35 nomination papers against 10 MAC seats, while it received 11 papers against 3 seats of SKAC.
Scrutiny of the nomination papers for both council elections will be made on January 12 and last date of withdrawal of candidature has been fixed on January 14.
The date of polling for both councils has been fixed on January 21 by the election commission.
There is no constituency for Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council (RHAC) in Dhemaji district of North Assam.