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2nd phase: 24 Assam candidates not graduates


Guwahati: At a time when educational qualification of applicants making ballot noises, of the 50 applicants who're within the fray for the second one segment of election in Assam, no less than 24 don't seem to be graduates. One of them has studied until 3rd standard simplest.
Five Lok Sabha constituencies of Autonomous District, Karimganj, Mangaldoi, Nawgong and Silchar are going to polls on April 18.

Self-declared affidavits of the applicants submitted with the Election Commission published that of the whole applicants, six have not even studied until Class X. Lienkhochon (Autonomous District) from National People’s Party and 3 other independent — Hiralal Rabidas (Karimganj), Rabindra Chandra Das (Karimganj) and Mohendra Chandra Das (Silchar) — have studied until the 8th standard. While Ramnarayan Suklabaidya, an independent candidate from Karimganj, declared himself of finding out up to the 5th standard, Sabindra Das contesting from Silchar seat used to be found to be studied until magnificence III, mentioned their affidavits.

A document by way of the Assam Election Watch (AEW) added that nine applicants have educational qualification of finding out up to matriculation and nine others until upper secondary.

However, the remaining 26 applicants within the fray had been either graduates, graduates with professional degrees or postgraduates. BJP’s Nagaon contender Rupak Sharma, Autonomous State Demand Committee’s candidate Holiram Terang as well as Horen Sing Bey of BJP contesting from the Autonomous District seat had been additionally some of the graduate applicants combating the second one segment of polls. Two other BJP applicants — Dilip Saikia (Mangaldoi) and Kripanath Mallah (Karimganj) — had been too graduates.

The AEW document mentioned, “Congress’ Bhubaneswar Kalita (Mangaldoi), Sushmita Dev (Silchar) and Pradyut Bordoloi (Nawgong) and Biren Singh Engti (Autonomous District) had been some of the postgraduate applicants combating the second one segment of polls. Rajdeep Roy (Silchar) is the lone postgraduate candidate fielded by way of BJP in the second one segment.”

But that’s not all. At least 4 applicants within the fray even have a number of prison cases registered against them. “BJP’s Autonomous District candidate Horen Sing Bey has no less than two cases pending against him which incorporated charges of kidnapping for ransom, collecting arms with goal of waging warfare against India, concealing with intent to facilitate design to wage warfare and homicide besides others,” the document mentioned.


Similarly, Sahadeb Das, the Trinamool candidate from Nawgong seat, used to be found to be accused of marketing enmity between other groups on grounds of faith, race, place of birth, place of abode, language and doing acts prejudicial to take care of cohesion, attempt to homicide and inflicting disappearance of proof of the offence.


“While Congress’ Karimganj nominee Swarup Das has declared of having a pending case against him by which he used to be charged with buying of someone as a slave as well as ordinary dealing in slave, Silchar’s contender Sushmita Dev too has a pending case against her. She used to be slapped with charges beneath sections of the Environment (Protection) Act 1986 & Municipal Solid Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000,” mentioned Tasaduk Ariful Hussain, state coordinator, AEW.


Along with 18 independent applicants, 13 other political parties have fielded their nominees for the second one segment of the election. Only two feminine applicants had been contesting within the next segment.




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