Assam Election Results 2021 Highlights: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency, EC trends show
Assam Election Results 2021: The counting of votes will begin in Assam on Sunday morning along with 3 other states and 1 Union Territory. The Election Commission (EC) made elaborate arrangements in Assam ahead of the counting which is taking place amid a huge surge of Covid-19 cases in the country.
The election body arranged a three-level security apparatus 331 counting halls. The EC has also asked officials to ensure the Covid-19 preventative measures are strictly followed. Frequent sanitisation of the counting venues and wearing of masks is mandatory during the counting process. The counting halls will have 7 tables this time compared to 14 earlier due to social distancing protocols.
The state voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6. An average of 82.04% was recorded in the three phases across 126 assembly constituencies. The main contest was led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress-led Mahajot, which comprises of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) and the Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF). The BJP-led alliance includes Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).
Several exit polls predicted that the BJP will remain in power. The party will look forward to continuing its winning run. The BJP in 2016 ousted the Congress government which was in power for 15 years and won 86 out of 126 seats. Party president Jagat Prakash Nadda last week expressed confidence in his party’s performance and said that they are confident of returning to power. The party has also claimed that the election was won in the first two phases itself.
Congress-led Mahajoth, which has made significant efforts to woo voters, remain hopeful that the people will vote for the alliance based on the promises made regarding generating employment and increasing incomes.
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MAY 02, 2021 11:01 PM IST
BJP wins 40, Congress 18 seats
MAY 02, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Assam Congress Committee chief submits resignation after defeat in polls
MAY 02, 2021 09:23 PM IST
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal emerged victorious from Majuli constituency, as per Election Commission of India.
MAY 02, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Odisha CM congratulates Sonowal on party's victory
MAY 02, 2021 08:09 PM IST
Assam again blessed NDA's development agenda: PM Modi
MAY 02, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Jailed president of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi wins from Sibsagar assembly seat
Peasant activist and president of Raijor Dal, Akhil Gogoi, who is under arrest since December 2019 for his alleged role in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests, won from the Sibsagar seat in Assam.
MAY 02, 2021 07:18 PM IST
Due decision after results notified, assembly constituted: Union minister Jitendra Singh on next CM
MAY 02, 2021 06:43 PM IST
Complying to EC's guidelines, BJP decides not to celebrate victory amid Covid-19 rise
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is marching towards victory in Assam as indicated by trends, on Sunday decided not to celebrate the win in compliance with the election commission's (EC) guidelines in view of rising Covid-19 cases.
MAY 02, 2021 06:15 PM IST
A victory for Barak-Brahmaputra, hill & plains: Sonowal thanks PM as BJP marches towards win
MAY 02, 2021 05:20 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency for fifth straight time
MAY 02, 2021 05:08 PM IST
Counting still underway but it's clear BJP will form govt again: Sonowal
Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal said, "Counting is still underway but it is clear that BJP is forming the government once again. This has been possible because of the public cooperation," reported ANI.
MAY 02, 2021 04:54 PM IST
BJP wins in Naharkatiya
BJP candidate Taranga Gogoi defeats newly formed AJP's Lurinjyoti Gogoi.
MAY 02, 2021 04:08 PM IST
UPPL's Lawrence Islary wins Kokrajhar defeats PR Brahma
Senior Bodoland People's Front (BPF) leader Pramila Rani Brahma loses to United Peoples Party Liberal (UPPL) candidate Lawrence Islary in Kokrajhar East. Brahma had been winning the seat continuously since 1991 and was a minister in the Sarbananda Sonowal cabinet. BPF is part of the Congress-led alliance this time while UPPL is part of the BJP alliance.
MAY 02, 2021 04:05 PM IST
Defence minister congratulates Sonowal, party
Defence minister Rajnath Singh has congratulated PM Modi, chief minister Sarabananda Sonowal and BJP workers for their win in Assam.
MAY 02, 2021 03:50 PM IST
BJP workers celebrate outside party office in Guwahati
Confident of a comeback BJP workers celebrate distributing sweets at BJP's Guwahati party office.
MAY 02, 2021 03:16 PM IST
Election Commission says server slowed down due to heavy load
The EC said that the counting is going on at a fast pace but the server has slowed down due to heavy load.
MAY 02, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Only 20% of the total votes has been counted in Assam
Polling officials in Assam have counted only 20% of the votes. Kerala has counted the highest number of votes so far with 44% votes counted so far.
MAY 02, 2021 02:54 PM IST
AICC general secretary confident of win despite trends indicating BJP win
All India Congress Committee National General Secretary Jitendra Singh expressed his confidence and said that the trends of the elections will be reversed in the next 3-4 hours and the Mahajoth will emerge victorious, news agency PTI reported.
MAY 02, 2021 02:52 PM IST
Congress leading in 29 constituencies
Congress and its allies are currently leading in 46 seats. The BJP-led NDA alliance is currently leading in 73 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 01:46 PM IST
NDA extends lead in 77 seats
NDA extends its lead to 77 seats, Congress-led Mahajot ahead in 40 assembly constituencies.
MAY 02, 2021 01:24 PM IST
Himanta Biswa Sarma leads form Jalukbari
Himanta Biswa Sarma is leading from Jalukbari, a constituency from where he is seeking reelection.
MAY 02, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Election Commission takes note of gatherings
EC asks its officers to ensure that there are no gatherings outside counting halls.
MAY 02, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Congress state president Ripun Borah trailing in Gohpur
Congress state president Ripun Borah trailing BJP's Utpal Borah in Gohpur seat.
MAY 02, 2021 11:40 AM IST
Sarbananda Sonowal says BJP will return to lead the state
Assam CM Sonawal, who is leading from Majuli constituency, expressed confidence that BJP will return to power.
MAY 02, 2021 11:32 AM IST
BJP extends lead in 68 seats
NDA lead in 68 seats. Congress and allies lead in 32 seats. 64 seats are required to form the government.
MAY 02, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Lawrence Islary aims to break PR Brahma's winning streak
Lawrence Islary of UPPL leader BPF's Pramila Rani Brahma by nearly 2000 votes in Kokrajhar Eaast seat. Brahma has been winning the seat without break since 1991.
MAY 02, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Jitendra Goswami leads in Jorhat
In Jorhat, BJP's Jitendra Goswami leads Congress Rana Goswami by 598 votes. Jitendra Goswami is the assembly speaker in the Assam legislative assembly.
MAY 02, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Akhil Gogoi leads by 3,524 votes in Sibsagar
Jailed Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi leads BJP's Surabhi Rajkonwari by 3524 votes in Sibsagar.
MAY 02, 2021 10:50 AM IST
BJP fortifies lead in 56 constituencies
The BJP-led NDA lead in 56 seats, Congress-led Mahajoth lead in 23 seats, others lead 1 seat.
MAY 02, 2021 10:49 AM IST
BJP state president Ranjeet Dass leading by 8590 votes
BJP state president Ranjeet Dass is leading by 8590 votes in Patacharkuchi against Assam Jatiya Parishad candidate Pabindra Deka by 8590 votes.
MAY 02, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Sarabananda Sonowal leads in Majuli
Assam chief minister Sarabananda Sonowal is leading by 2781 votes in Majuli
MAY 02, 2021 10:37 AM IST
AGP president Atul Bora leads by 6,000 votes
AGP president Atul Bora is leading by 6,000 votes against independent Pranab Doley by nearly 6000 votes in Bokakhat assembly constituency.
MAY 02, 2021 10:35 AM IST
BJP and allies lead in 42, Congress and allies lead in 12
The NDA led by BJP have extended their lead to 42 seats, the Mahajoth has extended their lead to 12 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 10:15 AM IST
NDA extends lead in 25 seats, Congress and allies lead in 7
The BJP and its allies have extended their lead in 25 seats. Congress-led Mahajoth extended their lead to 7 seats.
MAY 02, 2021 09:52 AM IST
NDA fortifies lead in 15 assembly constituencies
NDA leads Mahajoth as BJP-led NDA leading in 15 seats while Congress and allies lead in 3. BJP alone leads in 9 its alliance partners AGP and UPPL in 4 and 2 seats repectively. Congress leads in 2 and it's alliance partner BPF in 1.
MAY 02, 2021 09:50 AM IST
NDA leading in 22 seats, reports PTI
The BJP-led NDA is leading in 22 seats, news agency PTI reported. It also said that the Mahajoth is leading in 15 seats. Assam Jatiya Parishad-Raijor Dal alliance is leading in 4 assembly constituencies.
MAY 02, 2021 09:48 AM IST
BJP registers lead in 6 seats
The NDA coalition registered leads in 8 seats. Congress and Bodoland People's Front register leads in 1 seat each.
MAY 02, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Congress registers lead in Sootea
Congress's Praneshwar Basumatary leads sitting BJP MLA Padma Hazarika by 500 votes
MAY 02, 2021 09:26 AM IST
In Bijni and Golaghat, Mahajoth candidates register lead
Congress candidate Bitupan Saikia leads BJP's Ajanta Neog by 203 votes. In Bijni, BPF candidate Kamalsingh Narzary leads UPPL candidate Phanin Boro by 220 votes. UPPL has allied with BJP in this legislative election.
MAY 02, 2021 08:59 AM IST
Postal ballots show Sonowal-Sarma lead from their respective constituencies
Postal ballots show Sonowal leading from Majuli, Himanta Biswa Sarma leading from Jalukbari and Keshab Mahanta of AGP leading from Kaliabor.
MAY 02, 2021 08:46 AM IST
Early trends show Congress-led alliance leading in 2 seats
Trends at 8:45 show that Congress-led Mahajoth is leading in 2 seats. BJP leading in 1.
MAY 02, 2021 08:44 AM IST
Catch our live coverage of the counting of votes of 5 legislative assembly polls
Watch the latest reports and analysis of the elections from five assembly constituencies
MAY 02, 2021 08:22 AM IST
Postal vote counting begins in Assam
Assam has begun counting of postal ballots.
MAY 02, 2021 08:05 AM IST
Counting of votes begins in Assam
Counting of votes begin in Assam and four other states and Puducherry.
MAY 02, 2021 07:48 AM IST
BJP buoyed by exit poll predictions
The Bharatiya Janata Party is enthused by the results of the exit polls which have predicted a sweep for the saffron party in the northeastern state. Read more here.
MAY 02, 2021 07:39 AM IST
Dibrugarh's 2 venues get set for counting
Counting of votes for the Assam elections will be held at Dibrugarh Govt Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner's Office. Visuals shared by ANI show polling officials' temperature being checked ahead of the counting.
MAY 02, 2021 07:34 AM IST
Reserved EVM at Hailakandi polling centre causes concern
One reserved unused Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) was found on Saturday evening Assam's Hailakandi. The EVM created a stir among the officials as well as contesting candidates, but upon inspection it was found the that the unused EVM was unused and found its way inadvertently to the counting venue. It was a reserved one and there were no votes polled therein, District Election Officer Megh Nidhi Dahal told news agency ANI.
MAY 02, 2021 07:27 AM IST
Accredited journalists covering the Assam counting to be exempted from home quarantine
The Assam government exempted accredited journalists arriving from outside the state from home quarantine. Leaders of recognised political parties will also be exempted from home quarantine.
MAY 02, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Ahead of the counting of the Assam Assembly Polls, Kokrajhar sees sporadic violence
Miscreants indiscriminately fired at an office of the youth wing of the United Peoples' Party Liberal (UPPL) in Assam's Kokrajhar. The party is a part of the BJP-led NDA. The incident occurred earlier this week in the late hours of Thursday. No casualties were reported.
MAY 02, 2021 07:16 AM IST
Polling officials get ready for counting of votes at a polling centre in Guwahati
News agency ANI shared visuals of of a counting centre at MDTC Guwahati. Officials are seen keeping a close watch and checking the temperature of officials who will be involved in the counting process.
MAY 02, 2021 07:09 AM IST
Poll workers sanitise a counting venue in Assam's Nagaon
The Election Commission has asked polling officials to strictly adhere to Covid-19 preventative measures during the counting of the votes.
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- Himanta Biswa Sarma was earlier a Congress heavyweight and erstwhile chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s second-in-command
- The BJP did not announce a chief ministerial candidate before the Assembly polls in Assam, where the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 75 seats in the 126-member Assembly and secured a second term.
- On April 10, the BPF shifted 8 candidates to a resort in Chhattisgarh. On April 9, the AIUDF shifted 18 of its candidates toJaipur . On April 22, the Congress shifted over 60 of its candidates to Sonapur. But on Sunday, the Opposition performed poorly.
- The campaign season has been marked by speculation of Sonowal possibly getting a role in the Union government and Sarma taking his place as CM, particularly since the BJP did not name a CM candidate outright.
- The Congress, the main opposition party that ruled the state for 15 years from 2001 to 2016, has managed a seat share in the region of 20% for the fourth consecutive time in these elections.
- The BJP on its own had won or was leading in 59 seats, while its alliance partner the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United Peoples Party Liberal (UPPL) were ahead in nine and six seats, respectively.