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Campaigns over; stage set for bypolls

The campaign is over as soon as the clock struck at 5 in the afternoon. Jamunamukh, Silchar and Lakhipur assembly constituencies are all set to go to the by polls on Saturday. All poll posters and banners have vanished from the public places after the end of the rallies organized by the poll candidates and political parties in the afternoon. Altogether 25 candidates are in the fray. Silchar has highest 12 candidates while Lakhipur has 5 candidates. By-election for the Silchar seat was necessitated by Congress legislator Susmita Dev's election to the Lok Sabha while Lakhipur seat fell vacant after the death of sitting MLA and former minister Dinesh Prasad Goala. The Jamunamukh seat was vacated by AIUDF legislator Sirajuddin Ajmal, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Barpeta constituency.

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