Assam polls: CEC, ECs to commence two-day visit to Guwahati tomorrow

, 11:12 AM IST

Guwahati (Assam): Ahead of the Assam assembly elections, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi along with election commissioners will commence a two-day visit to the state tomorrow to review the poll preparation.

The Congress released its first list of 65 candidates, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) released its first list of 88 candidates for the polls.

In Assam, polling for the first phase of polls will be held on April 4 in 65 seats.

The scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 19, while March 21 is the last date of withdrawal of nominations.

Assam has a total of 1 crore 98 lakh voters. Boats, buses, elephants and helicopters will be pressed into service to ferry men and materials during polls.

The Election Commission has announced two-phase voting for the 14th Assam assembly elections on April 4 and 11, while the votes will be counted on May19.

The tenure of the Tarun Gogoi Government comes to an end in June. (ANI)