On Tuesday, the final phase of the assembly elections in Assam is taking place. During these elections, renowned Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that “at a time when there is an "irresponsible" Election Commission and negative politics is being played by the ruling BJP, the people of Assam will choose the path of guarantee of development and progress.” The Fate of around 337 candidates will be decided during this final phase. Priyanka Gandhi has also shared a post on Facebook in Hindi. In that post, she said, "Today is the last phase of elections in Assam. I appeal to all my sisters and brothers to vote in large numbers to strengthen the democratic process." Further, the Congress general secretary added that "At a time when there is an irresponsible Election Commission (EC) and negative politics is being played by the ruling party, the people of Assam will choose the path of guarantee of development and progress." Several questions are being raised over the Election Commission's neutrality and functioning in the Assam polls by the Congress-led Opposition. Further, the party has raised questions over the issue on Friday, a Polled EVM was found in the BJP candidate’s vehicle in Assam’s Karimganj district. And commented that if the poll body does not wake up now and remains "complicit" it will be fatal for democracy. Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “it was a dark day for parliamentary democracy and history will not pardon the poll panel.” The Congress on Saturday had hit out at the EC for reducing the campaign ban on Assam.
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