Kokrajhar: No candidate filed papers on the first day of filing of nomination papers for the Bodoland Territorial Council election, 2020, on Thursday. However, 13 candidates who will be contesting from the 13- Chirang (ST), 14- Chirang Duars (ST) and 15- Kajalgaon (ST) Bodoland Territorial Council Constituencies (BTCC) collected nomination forms.
Four nomination forms were issued for 13- Chirang (ST) BTCC, five nomination forms were issued for 14- Chirang Duars (ST) BTCC and four forms for 15- Kajalgaon (ST) BTCC. Leaders of BPF, UPPL, BJP, Congress (I) and other independent aspirants reached the office of the Returning Officer, Chirang for nomination forms.
As per the schedule of the general election to BTC election, the last date for filing of the nomination form will be March 18. The Returning Officer and Assistant Returning Officers will check the nomination forms submitted by candidates on March 19. On March 21, candidates will have a chance to withdraw their candidature. After that, the final list of contesting candidates will be published on March 21. The polling and counting will be held on April 4 and April 8 respectively.
The total number of voters of 13-Chirang (ST) BTCC is 60,358 with 30,411 males, 29,946 females and 1 third gender, for14-Chirang Duar (ST) BTCC is 50,103 with 24,991 males, 25,111 females and 1 third gender and for 15-Kajalgaon (ST) BTCC the total number of voters is 56,992 with 28,192 males and 28,800 females. They will cast their votes in 226 polling stations of these three constituencies.