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.

Published: 02nd May 2021 07:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd May 2021 12:43 AM   |  A+A-

BJP supporters hold party flags during an election rally of PM Narendra Modi ahead of the Assam assembly elections in Tinsukia

BJP supporters hold party flags during an election rally of PM Narendra Modi ahead of the Assam assembly elections in Tinsukia. (File Photo| ANI)

By Online Desk

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.

08:32 May 2

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. 

10:57 May 2

Wishes pour in for Akhil Gogoi for his victory

10:31 May 2

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.

09:37 May 2

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
08:19 May 2

'Chief Minister will be from BJP': Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma

07:51 May 2

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.

07:47 May 2

Chandrababu Naidu congratulates BJP for lead in Assam

07:32 May 2

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).
06:54 May 2

Defeat for 3 BPF ministers

All three ministers of Bodoland People's Front defeated

06:33 May 2

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

06:27 May 2

Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi wins from Sivasagar

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

05:52 May 2

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)
05:49 May 2

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

05:17 May 2

More wins for BJP

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

05:13 May 2

Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari

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

05:03 May 2

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

04:32 May 2

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03:52 May 2

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

03:48 May 2

Minister, BJP candidate Siddhartha Bhattacharya leads in Guwahati East constituency

Bhattacharya is leading with 5,616 votes

03:30 May 2

Comfortable lead for Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

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

03:15 May 2

CEO Assam directs party heads to stop victory celebrations

02:55 May 2

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.

02:14 May 2

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%)
01:46 May 2

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.


01:30 May 2
12:56 May 2

Congress Legislative Party chief Debabrata Saikia is trailing in Nazira

Assam Congress Legislature Party leader Debabrata Saikia (C) (Photo/Twitter)
12:38 May 2

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

Asom Jatiya Parishad chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi (Photo | EPS)
12:23 May 2

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.

The Congress has established leads in 26 places and AIUDF in 10. (READ MORE)

12:05 May 2

BJP leader call for controlled celebrations in Assam

12:02 May 2

Activist Akhil Gogoi leading by over 1000 votes in Sibsagar constituency

Activist and president of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi (File Photo)
11:48 May 2

NDA lead crosses halfway mark, according to EC data

11:33 May 2

We will form the government, says Assam CM Sonowal

11:24 May 2
11:14 May 2

AGP president Atul Bora leading in Dispur seat

11:13 May 2

BPF leaders Pramila Rani Brahma and Chandra Brahma trailing

10:49 May 2

Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora trailing in Gohpur constituency after round 3

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora (Photo| ANI)
10:32 May 2
10:01 May 2

Vote share data by EC at 10 AM

09:46 May 2

EVM Counting begins in Bajali Election District

09:35 May 2

NDA, GA neck to neck, according to EC data

09:28 May 2
08:58 May 2

BJP leads in early trends

  • BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma leading in Jalukbari constituency
  • AJP leader Pabindra Deka leading in Patacharkuchi constituency
  • The sitting CM Sarbananda Sonawal leading from Majuli constituency
  • Congress President Ripun Bora leading from Gohpur constituency
  • Akhil Gogoi from Raijor Dal leads in Sivasagar
08:44 May 2

Postal votes given first priority

The postal votes will be counted in the intial few hours.

08:25 May 2

Officials all set!

08:22 May 2

One reserved unused EVM found in trunk ahead of counting day

One reserved unused Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) was found inside a trunk at a counting centre in Assam's Hailakandi on Saturday evening, a day before the counting of polls are scheduled to begin.

As per a statement, District Election Officer Megh Nidhi Dahal along with returning officers rushed to the spot where the EVM was detected and made an inquiry into it. The contesting candidates also reached the spot.

"On being investigated, it was found that the unused EVM inside a trunk that found its way inadvertently to the counting venue was a reserved one and there were no votes polled therein," the statement said, adding that it was open before the contesting candidates, who were satisfied with the results. (ANI)

08:08 May 2

Counting of votes begin!

The counting of votes for 126 assembly seats in Assam for which polling was held in three phases began on Sunday in 34 districts amid tight security measures.

In all, 946 candidates including 74 female candidates of different political parties including Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress contested the elections.

08:04 May 2

Fearing horse-trading by BJP, Congress shepherds Assam candidates

With the day of the results drawing near, the Congress has shepherded its Assam candidates to a resort at picturesque Sonapur on the outskirts of Guwahati.

The basic idea is to keep the flock together and away from poachers.  (READ MORE)

07:59 May 2
07:51 May 2

Assam Exit Polls 2021

As Per the Post Poll Survey conducted by 'Peoples Pulse', BJP would get 43-48 seats and the Congress seems to attempt to be closing in with 38-43 seats. (READ MORE)

07:44 May 2

Assam daily COVID cases cross 3400 on Saturday

Ahead of D-day, Assam added 3,453 more people positive for the virus on Saturday, while 23 fresh fatalities took the death toll to 1,330, the National Health Mission said in a bulletin.

07:37 May 2

Can Congress stop BJP juggernaut?

Assam, in one way, is a vital state for both parties. For the BJP, the state is important not just for the party organisation but also for party ideology – the National Register of Citizens or NRC is its flagship ideological programme.

For the Congress, which is losing almost everywhere, the return to power will give the party much-needed oxygen. (READ MORE)


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