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UPPL to contest Kokrajhar, Mangaldoi constituencies in Assam

Press Trust of India  |  Kokrajhar (Assam) 

Former Urkhao Gwra Brahma-led United Liberal (UPPL) on Thursday said it will contest from and seats in the Lok Sabha elections in

The decision to fight only two seats out of the 14 in the state was taken during a meeting of the party's committee at Kajalgain in district.

"We have decided to contest in and constituencies in the coming polls. We are sure that we will win both the seats," Brahma, also a Sahitya Akademi awardee, told

For the (ST) seat, Brahma will contest himself, while former (ABSU) vice president will fight from

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Brahma contested as Independent from Kokrajhar and came second with 2.79 lakh votes. Independent Naba Kumar Sarania, a former ULFA militant, had recorded a massive victory with 6.34 lakh votes.

Polling in Mangaldoi (17.75 lakh voters) and Kokrajhar (17.49 lakh voters) will take place on April 18 and April 23, respectively.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 21:25 IST