After Delhi Debacle, BJP Dominates Municipal Polls in Assam

Published: 12th February 2015 07:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th February 2015 07:56 PM   |  A+A-


GUWAHATI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday is poised to swept the municipal elections in Assam winning 340 wards and getting a majority in 30 municipal boards and town committees.

The results of 702 of the 743 wards have been declared so far while that of Golaghat and Silchar was yet to come in, Assam State Election Commissioner H N Bora told PTI here.

The BJP won in 340 wards followed by Congress winning 232, AGP-39, AIUDF-8, NCP-4, BPF and CPM with one each while independents captured 77 wards.

Out of the 74 municipal boards and committees, BJP got a majority in 30 bodies, Congress in 17, AGP in two, NCP in one while there was a tie between two parties in four and no majority in ten bodies, he said.

More than 73 per cent of an estimated 14 lakh voter exercised their franchise in the polls held on February nine last to decide the fate of 2,900 candidates.

Repoll was held in a booth of Ward No-2 in Hojai municipality following complaints regarding anomalies in ballot papers by the candidates.

Election was adjourned in three wards under Demow town committee following a Gauhati High Court order.

The Congress had swept the urban body polls in 2009, winning 400-plus wards with the AGP and the BJP finishing a distant second and third respectively.

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