The campaigning for the second phase of the Assam Assembly election in 39 constituencies on April 1 came to an end on Tuesday evening.

There are a total of 345 candidates including 26 women are in the fray for the second phase of the election spread over 13 districts.

BJP is contesting in 34 of the 39 seats while its alliance partners the AGP in six.

The Congress is contesting in 28 seats and its allies AIUDF and BPF in seven and four seats respectively.

Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) is contesting in 19 seats. A total of 176 independents are contesting in the second phase.

All the 39 constituencies, spread over 13 districts of the Barak Valley, three hill districts, and parts of central and lower Assam, witnessed last-minute canvassing by candidates and their supporters.

Among the prominent BJP leaders who campaigned for candidates in the second phase are central ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari, Narendra Tomar, Jitendra Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan among others.

Former chief ministers of Madhya Pradesh Kamal Nath and Maharashtra’s Ashok Chavan, AICC leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav, AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal and CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar had also campaigned for the Grand Alliance candidates.

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