Dibrugarh, March 5: Supporters of Dibrugarh MLA Prasanta Phukan burst crackers near party office at Thana chariali after his name was announced from Dibrugarh seat.
His supporters were seen dancing in tunes near the party office.
Dibrugarh legislative assembly is one of the prestigious seat in Assam and incumbent MLA Prasanta Phukan have won third in a row from this constituency.
BJP has been dominating in the Dibrugarh seat since 2006 and from then Prasanta Phukan has been winning in the seat.
Since then, Phukan was projected as the strong candidate of BJP because he had defeated the strong candidates of Congress.
But still Phukan was not given the ministerial post in Sarbananda Sonowal led BJP government.
Phukan has been a popular name in Dibrugarh because of his charisma. He is also very popular among his supporters.
“We are sure that Prasanta Phukan will get the ticket this time also. He is a strong canditate of BJP and he will easily win the seat. Today, we are very happy for him because he has done lots of developmental work in Dibrugarh,” said one of the supporters of Prasanta Phukan.
Prasanta Phukan has a strong base in Dibrugarh, which he had created with his passionate love for the town.
In 2016, Prasanta Phukan defeated Congress canditate Chandrakanta Baruah with a margin of 27,374 votes.