Lakhimpur is one of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the north-eastern state of Assam. Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency covers nine assembly segments - Majuli (ST), Naoboicha, Lakhimpur, Dhakukhana (ST), Dhemaji (ST), Jonai (ST), Chauba, Doom Dooma and Sadiya.
The first phase of voting in five constituencies of Assam ended on April 11 with 59.29 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise in Dibrugarh seat. The fate of 19 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||ANIL BORGOHAIN||Indian National Congress|
|4||HEM KANTA MIRI||SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)|
|7||PRADAN BARUAH||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|8||ARUP KALITA||Communist Party of India|
|9||PURNA KANTA DEORI||Independent|
|10||ANUP PRATIM BORBARUAH||Nationalist Congress Party|
|11||AMIYA KUMAR HANDIQUE||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|12||UBAIDUR RAHMAN||Asom Jana Morcha|
|15||DILIP MORAN||Assam Dristi Party|
|17||BHUPEN NARAH||Voters Party International|
|19||PROBHU LAL VAISNAVA||Independent|
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, current CM of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal of BJP registered an impressive performance by defeating Congress' Ranee Narah by 2,92,138 votes with a voter turnout of 77.75 per cent here. The overall voter turnout for the election in Assam was 80 per cent.
In 2016, Sonowal's promotion to the post of CM necessitated a by-election which saw BJP's Pradan Baruah defeat Congress' Hema Hari Prasanna Pegu by almost two lakh votes.
BJP's dominance was quite limited in the 2009 Lok Sabha election when Congress' Ranee Narah emerged victorious by defeating Asom Gana Parishad's Arun Kumar Sharma.