On the day Assam went for first phase of Assembly elections, Assam Congress leader Rakibul Hussain launched a direct and scathing attack on BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma.

While speaking to the media, Rakibul Hussain said that Himanta Biswa Sarma can go to any lengths to fulfil his political ambitions.

“Himanta Biswa Sarma can do anything to ensure that his personal political ambitions do not remain unfulfilled,” said Rakibul Hussain.

Rakibul Hussain further said that people in Upper Assam ‘hate’ Himanta Biswa Sarma because of his ‘petty’ politics.

“People in Upper Assam do not like Himanta Biswa Sarma. They hate him,” said Assam Congress leader Rakibul Hussain.

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On the other hand, senior Assam Congress leader Debabrata Saikia alleged that Himanta Biswa Sarma had tried to destroy his political career when the latter was in the Congress party.

“Himanta Biswa Sarma has tried to destroy my political career when he was in the Congress party,” alleged Debabrata Saikia while interacting with the media after casting his vote on Saturday.

Debabrata Saikia, son of former Assam Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia is contesting the 2021 Assam Assembly elections from Nazira constituency.

Debabrata Saikia is a two-time MLA from Nazira constituency.

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High voter turnout was recorded in the first phase of Assam Assembly elections held on Saturday.

72.1 percent voter turnout was recorded till 6pm on Saturday in the first phase of Assam Assembly elections.

The polling percentage is likely to increase as the voting records are yet to come from remote areas.

Voting for the first phase of the Assam Assembly election 2021 began at 7am and culminated at 6 pm on Saturday.

Fate of 264 candidates including 23 female candidates in 47 Assembly constituencies were sealed after polling ended for first phase of elections on Saturday.

The second and third phases of polling in Assam will be held on April 1 and April 6.

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