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In Lakhimpur, Congress eyes on comeback and BJP aims for hattrick

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Dibrugarh, April 18: All eyes are set on the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, where the Congress is targeting to win back its old bastion from the BJP, which will go to polls on Friday in first phase elections.

Lakhimpur, which was traditionally a Congress bastion, the party has been trying hard to return back to their seat.

The Congress has fielded Uday Shankar Hazarika, a former BJP leader who switched sides to the Congress in 2023, against BJP MP Pradan Baruah, a seasoned politician who has won the seat twice in a row.

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Congress held a strong foothold in Lakhimpur, winning the Lok Sabha seat seven out of 13 times since 1967. The constituency has witnessed a shift in political dynamics in recent years, with BJP emerging victorious in the last three consecutive elections.

Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seats consists of Ranganadi, Nowboicha(SC), Lakhimpur, Dhakuakhana (ST), Dhemaji(ST), Sissiborgaon, Jonai (ST), Sadiya and Doomdooma assembly seats.

Pradan Baruah, who secured his first victory in the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat during a by-election in 2016, is aiming for a hattrick in the constituency. In 2016, Baruah defeated his Congress rival Hema Hari Prasanna Pegu by a significant margin of 1,90,219 votes.

According to data, Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat has 17,04,407 total voters.

Voter turnout at Lakhimpur parliamentary seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections was 75.17.

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