2021 Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Officials wait for their turn to undergo Covid-19 test ahead of the counting of votes.
2021 Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Officials wait for their turn to undergo Covid-19 test ahead of the counting of votes.(PTI Photo)

Assam Election Results 2021 Highlights: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency, EC trends show

Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Assam to find out who will lead the charge for the next 5 years as counting of votes to begin shortly.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 11:22 PM IST

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

    Assam result status, as per Election Commission. (HT Photo)
    Assam result status, as per Election Commission. (HT Photo)
  • 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

    Workers spray disinfectant to sanitize inside the campus of a counting hall in Nagaon district. (ANI Photo)
    Workers spray disinfectant to sanitize inside the campus of a counting hall in Nagaon district. (ANI Photo)

    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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