The state of Assam is all set to cast its votes in the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 which is scheduled to be held on April 11, Thursday. Assam's five Lok Sabha constituencies, which are all set to open the battle of the ballots in the state are likely to see a straight contest between the ruling BJP and the Congress. The constituencies are Kaliabar, Tezpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur. Kaliabar, a Congress stronghold, was previously represented by former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, his brother Dip Gogoi and now by his son, Gaurav Gogoi. On the other hand, the AGP's Mahanta had served as Vice President of the powerful All Assam Students' Union (AASU) before joining active politics this year. He is seen as a popular student leader in the Kaliabar area. For the BJP, winning the Kaliabar seat will mean ending the Gogoi's dynastic rule in the constituency.
Phase 1: April 11 (91 Lok Sabha seats in 20 states/UTs)
Assam: 5 seats
2014 Results in these 5 seats: BJP: 4, Congress: 2.
1. Tezpur (2014 Result: BJP)
2019 candidates: Pallab Lochan Das (BJP) Vs MGVK Bhanu (Congress)
2. Kaliabor (2014 Result: Congress)
2019 candidates: Mani Madhab Mahanta (AGP) Vs Gaurav Gogoi (Congress)
3. Dibrugarh (2014 Result: BJP)
2019 candidates: Rameswar Teli (BJP) Vs Paban Singh Ghatowar (Congress)
4. Lakhimpur (2014 Result: BJP)
2019 candidates: Pradan Baruah (BJP) Vs Anil Borgohain (Congress)
5. Jorhat (2014 Result: BJP)
2019 candidates: Tapan Gogoi (BJP) Vs Sushanta Borgohain (Congress)