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Congress juggernaut decimates AGP, BJP in Assam

The Congress juggernaut decimated the opposition to smithereens by securing a majority by winning 78 of the 126 assembly seats in Assam with the wily 76-year-old Tarun Gogoi set to become the chief minister for the third straight term.

Hat-trick for Cong in Assam

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Gogoi grateful for peoples faith in Congress

Assam Chief minister Tarun Gogoi today expressed gratitude to the people of the state for reposing...

Congress juggernaut decimates AGP, BJP in Assam

The Congress juggernaut decimated the opposition to smithereens by securing a majority by...

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Supporters miffed at AGP-BJP deal

The BJP’s list of 54 candidates for the first phase of assembly polls in Assam has allegedly revealed its ‘secret deal’ with the Asom Gana Parishad. Rahul Karmakar reports.

Mahanta back as AGP candidate after 10 years

Two-time Assam chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has staged a comeback – as a candidate of the party he had founded after 10 years. Rahul Karmakar reports.

Assam CM, Ulfa chief's communities, seek ST status

Guwahati ruled Assam for 600 years before the British took over in 1830s. They have been reigning since 1947 too, heading both democratically elected and underground governments. Still Ahoms are demanding Scheduled Tribe status. Rahul Karmakar reports.

To beat Cong at its game, BJP cozies up to Muslims

The BJP has discovered a weapon in its fight against migrant Muslims - a 'politically forgotten community' called indigenous Assamese Muslims. Rahul Karmakar & Digambar Patowary report.

Cong wish list for Mamata: more seats, stay off Assam

As a part of its seat- sharing talks, the Congress is battling alliance partner Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on two fronts. Saroj Nagi reports.

Youth figure on Cong's candidate list for Assam

Among the 118 names the Congress released on Sunday for Assam's 126 assembly constituencies, there are 49 new faces, and 40 are 40 years of age or below. Rahul Karmakar reports.

Citizens or not? D-voters yet to find out

Rohen Ali’s illiterate wife has learnt to identify one English letter — D. It evokes more dread than delight. Rahul Karmakar reports.

Party for poor in fray

Assam is used to liberation fronts, but this one claims to be different. HT reports.

Cong a party of looters, says Rajnath

BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Tuesday alleged that the economic policies of the Congress were "very wrong and not suited to the needs of people" and this was the main reason for inflation and subsequent miseries of the people.

26 kins of political leaders in Assam poll fray

Dynastic politics may not have been witnessed in Assam's earlier elections, but it has become a dominant feature in the 2011 Assembly polls with 26 kins of political leaders throwing their hats in the poll ring.

BJP taps immigrant issue to pull in votes

As it fights with the Asom Gana Parishad for the same support base, the BJP is focusing on fears of illegal migration from Bangaldesh swamping Assam. Shekhar Iyer reports.

Sonia, Modi rain WikiLeaks and cricket in Assam

Wikileaks and cricket virtually washed out local issues at high-profile Congress and BJP rallies in poll-bound Assam on Friday. Rahul Karmakar reports.

'Monsoon desert' awaits PM attention

Some 1.46 million people in two of India’s worst flood-affected districts resent Ulfa's call to boycott Prime Miniser Manmohan Singh’s rally at Dhokuakhana in North Lakhimpur on Saturday. Rahul Karmakar reports.

WikiLeaks, cricket rain on poll turf

WikiLeaks and cricket virtually washed out local issues at high-profile rallies of the Congress and BJP in poll-bound Assam on Friday. Rahul Karmakar reports.

Assam polls: Modi chants development

The BJP’s face of development politics, Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi lashed out at “political parties patronising Bangladeshi immigrant settlers”, in an election campaign in the communally sensitive constituency of Lumding (in south Assam) on Friday. HT reports.
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