BJP’s state unit president Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from Lakhimpur while former Union minister Bijoya Chakravartty will be the party’s candidate from Guwahati in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
The party’s election committee which met in New Delhi on Saturday cleared name of Ramen Deka from Mongoldoi and Kamakhya Prasad Tasha from Jorhat.
Kabindra Purkayastha will the BJP party from Silchar while Rajen Gogoi will seek election from Nagaon. Barpeta seat will go to Chandra Mohan Patowary who resigned from the party on Saturday.
Reliable sources told Assam Times that the party finds it difficult to finalise only 14 candidates out of 141 aspirants.
The state unit heavyweights met on Friday in Guwahati. But the meeting failed to prepare any panel of candidates and left it on the party high command.