The curtain came down on Thursday over the campaign for 47 Assembly constituencies in Assam which go to polls on March 27, in the first phase of elections.

Voting in the first phase of Assam Assembly Elections will be held on 47 seats across 12 districts, said ECI official.

As many as 264 candidates from various political parties will be on the fray.

There are 81, 09,815 general electors in the first phase. Out of these, 40, 77,210 are males, 40, 32,481 are females and 124 are transgender.

During the last one-half months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assam six times and addressed more than ten rallies where he urged the voters to vote BJP back to power.

Besides PM Modi, several other BJP bigwigs including Home Minister Amit Shah, party president JP Nadda, defence minister Rajnath Singh, textile minister Smriti Irani, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressed multiple election rallies in Assam to woo the voters.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, whose party is contesting the Assam Assembly elections in alliance with AIUDF, BPF and three Left parties, also visited the state two times and chipped in with five rallies.

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who had visited Assam two times, while addressing rallies, launched a blistering attack on the BJP.

She had alleged the ruling BJP in Assam was functioning like a mafia and running syndicates.

Priyanka launched Congress’s “five guarantees” campaign, which includes a proposed law to nullify the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

The other key guarantees made by the party are five lakh government jobs if Congress forms the next government in Assam, free electricity up to 200 units per household, Rs 2,000 monthly income as “grihini samman” to all housewives and wages of Rs 365 per day for tea garden workers which was promised by Rahul Gandhi earlier.

However, Prime Minister Modi, during his campaign, called Congress’s five guarantees for Assam “false”.

Both BJP and Congress have not declared the chief ministerial candidates this time.

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