Dibrugarh is one of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Assam. Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency covers nine assembly segments - Moran, Dibrugarh, Lahowal, Duliajan, Thingkhong, Naharkaria, Tinsukia, Digboi and Margherita.
Home to key economic districts in the state, winning in Dibrugarh constituency has been given a special priority by political parties.
The first phase of voting in five constituencies of Assam ended on April 11 with 59 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise in Dibrugarh seat. The fate of 10 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Here is the list of candidates who are contesting from Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency of Assam:
|SR No.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||PABAN SINGH GHATOWAR||Indian National Congress|
|2||RAMESWAR TELI||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||DR. TITUS BHENGRA||Bahujan Mukti Party|
|6||BHABEN BARUAH||National People's Party|
|9||NURUL HUDA IMDADUL ISLAM SAIKIA||Independent|
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP's Rameshwar Teli managed to defeat Congress' Paban Singh Ghatowar by 1,85,347 votes with a voter turnout of 79.26 per cent in the constituency. A total of 11,24,305 electors eligible to vote across 1535 polling stations in this constituency. The overall voter turnout in the state was at 80 per cent.
In 2009 Lok Sabha election, Ghatowar had managed to defeat current Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal who shortly after moved to BJP from Asom Gana Parishad but his win was by a margin of 35,143 votes - far lesser than the margin of his loss five years later.