Assam Results HIGHLIGHTS | NDA crosses majority mark; all Himanta says is CM will be from Saffron party

BJP will form the government and the Chief Minister will also be from BJP, to continue development in the State, said Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma.
BJP supporters hold party flags during an election rally of PM Narendra Modi ahead of the Assam assembly elections in Tinsukia. (File Photo| ANI)
BJP supporters hold party flags during an election rally of PM Narendra Modi ahead of the Assam assembly elections in Tinsukia. (File Photo| ANI)

Congress' robust election campaign in Assa, the BJP has emerged victorious in the state for the second consecutive term.

As per the Election Commission, the NDA is poised to win 72 seats as against that of UPA's 51.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma, Parimal Suklabaidya and state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass were notable winners from the BJP.

This was a crucial election for the BJP as the polls took place after the implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)- BJP's flagship ideological programme.

Meanwhile, Himanta Biswa Sarma, who has been instrumental in scripting the BJP's victory, has so far only hinted that the next Chief Minister will be from the Saffron party.

Ten parties, led by the Congress, had formed a grand alliance of Opposition with high hopes ahead of the polls. But, this time again the Congress faced a defeat.

As BJP faces defeat in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the NDA for its lone victory in Assam and thanked the people for their 'blessings'.

It is also important to note that the Election Commmission has banned victory roadshows and vehicle rallies amid surging COVID-19 cases.

Wishes pour in for Akhil Gogoi for his victory

Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora tenders resignation to Sonia Gandhi

“I do hereby tender my resignation from the post of president, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee owning the responsibility of humiliating defeat of my party…Madam, I am extremely saddened and disheartened to inform you that despite my immense hard work, we were unable to combat the divisive and communal politics played by the BJP-RSS,” Ripu Bora wrote in his resignation letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

Notable winners in Assam Assembly Elections 2021

  • Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
  • BJP ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma, Parimal Suklabaidya
  • BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass
  • Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami
  • Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi
  • AGP chief Atul Bora
  • Himanta Biswa Sarma: Man of the Match of the Assam elections

    Five years ago, he came and not only contributed to building the prowess of the BJP in Assam but also hoisted the party's flag across the Northeast. Now, on a day when the BJP has retained power in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma can pat himself once again.
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    'Chief Minister will be from BJP': Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Lates trends show BJP leading in 77 of 126 seats in Assam

    Looks like BJP is all set to form government for second consecutive term in Assam as trends show the Saffron party leading in 77 of 126 assembly constituencies.

    Chandrababu Naidu congratulates BJP for lead in Assam

    BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma wins by over 1 lakh vote, defeats Congress' Romen Chandra Borthaku

  • Senior Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma of the BJP on Sunday defeated Romen Chandra Borthakur of the Congress by 1,01,911 votes to retain Jalukbari constituency, an official said.
  • In the outgoing government of Assam, Sarma held portfolios of education, health, finance and public works department (PWD).
  • Defeat for 3 BPF ministers

    All three ministers of Bodoland People's Front defeated

    'Victory for Barak-Brahmaputra, Hills & Plains': CM Sonowal

    Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi wins from Sivasagar

    Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi wins from Sivasagar seat. Lurinjyoti Gogoi loses in both seats

    Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli

    Sonowal won from Majuli constituency with a margin of almost 18,000 votes, defeating INC's Rajib Lochan Pegu

    (Photo | PTI)
    (Photo | PTI)

    BJP’s Taranga Gogoi defeats Assam Jatiya Parishad president Lurinjyoti Gogoi in Naharkatia seat

    More wins for BJP

    BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass and Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary win

    Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari

    Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has retained his seat from Jalukbari constituency with a margin of 1,01,911 votes.

    Counting underway but victory assured for BJP, thanks to public cooperation: CM Sonowal

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    Celebrations at BJP party office in Guwahati as party set to secure victory again

    Minister, BJP candidate Siddhartha Bhattacharya leads in Guwahati East constituency

    Bhattacharya is leading with 5,616 votes

    Comfortable lead for Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

    Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma with his family on April 6 after casting their votes. (File Photo | PTI)
    Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma with his family on April 6 after casting their votes. (File Photo | PTI)

    Sarma, who is contesting from the Jalukbari constituency is leading with a margin of over 14,000 votes, according to EC data

    CEO Assam directs party heads to stop victory celebrations

    Congress confident of victory despite trends indicating BJP's comeback

    All India Congress Committee National General Secretary Jitendra Singh said the trends so far will be reversed in the next two to four hours. "I am still saying that the 'Mahajot' will form the government. Only 3-4 rounds are over at this moment, while counting will continue for more than 15 rounds in most of the seats," said Singh, the in-charge of Assam Congress.

    Vote share percentage data, according to EC

  • AGP(8.50%)
  • AIFB (0.01%)
  • AITC (0.21%)
  • AIUDF (7.74%)
  • BJP (32.56%)
  • BLSP (0.03%)
  • BOPF (3.84%)
  • CPI (0.10%)
  • CPI(M) (0.57%)
  • CPI(ML)(L) (0.37%)
  • INC (29.81%)
  • JD(U) (0.11%)
  • LJP (0.05%)
  • NCP (0.03%)
  • NOTA (1.27%)
  • NPEP (0.05%)
  • RJD (0.07%)
  • SP (0.00%)
  • This is the result of the support of the people. We have to wait till the vote-counting is complete but the trend shows that the people are on our side, says CM Sonowal.

    (ANI)

    Congress Legislative Party chief Debabrata Saikia is trailing in Nazira

    Assam Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia (C) (Photo/Twitter)
    Assam Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia (C) (Photo/Twitter)

    AJP chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi is trailing in Naharkatia and leading in Duliajan

    Asom Jatiya Parishad chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi (Photo | EPS)
    Asom Jatiya Parishad chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi (Photo | EPS)

    NDA surges ahead of Congress-led Grand Alliance in Assam

    BJP candidates are leading in 54 seats, while those of its ally AGP in 10 and UPPL in seven.

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    BJP leader call for controlled celebrations in Assam

    Activist Akhil Gogoi leading by over 1000 votes in Sibsagar constituency

    Activist and president of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi (File Photo)
    Activist and president of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi (File Photo)

    NDA lead crosses halfway mark, according to EC data

    We will form the government, says Assam CM Sonowal