Mahanta to contest from two seats

Former Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta will be AGP`s candidate from Samaguri in addition to his home constituency of Barhampur.

Updated: Mar 16, 2011, 19:25 PM IST

Guwahati: Former Assam chief minister
Prafulla Kumar Mahanta will be AGP`s candidate from Samaguri
in addition to his home constituency of Barhampur.

Mahanta will be pitted against sitting MLA and
Minister for Forest and Tourism Rockybul Hussain at Samaguri,
from where he is contesting for the first time.

His name for the Barhampur seat, which he has been
representing since 1985, was announced earlier.

AGP president Chandramohan Patowary announced the
names of three other candidates - Mamoni Bora from Batadraba,
Dhrubajoyti Banikya from Abhyapuri South (SC) and Mukut Sarma
from Sipajhar.

The main opposition party of the state has so far
announced the names 102 candidates and has left eight seats
for its allies.

PTI