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Congress names Mira Borthakur as Guwahati West candidate

GUWAHATI: The Congress tonight nominated Mira Borthakur as its candidate for Guwahati West constituency along with two other candidates for Barpeta and Hajo for the Assam assembly elections 2021.

Abdur Rahim Ahmed has been nominated from Barpeta and Anowar Hussain has been handed the ticket for Hajo.

A former BJP spokesperson, Borthakur, who was an aspirant for Guwahati East, had joined the Congress on January 19. She parted ways with the BJP after the Citizenship Amendment Act was enacted in 2019.

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She was also offered ticket to contest from Jalukbari against BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma, which she refused to accept because she was unfamiliar with the locals of the constituency. Ramen Chandra Borthakur was offered the Jalukbari ticket instead.

After Borthakur and her supporters expressed displeasure over denial of ticket for Guwahati East, Kaliabor MP and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee manifesto committee chairman Gaurav Gogoi got in touch with Borthakur with the offers and convinced her to contest from Guwahati West against Ramendra Narayan Kalita of the Asom Gana Parishad.

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