Assam Elections

Sonowal to be a guide, grateful to PM for support: Himanta Biswa Sarma after being chosen Assam CM-elect

The CM-elect thanked Modi for visiting the state's "nooks and corners" during elections to hold campaigns not just for the BJP candidates but also nominees of its alliance partners.

published on : 9th May 2021

Assam's chief issue: Himanta Biswa Sarma meets BJP leaders J P Nadda, Amit Shah in Delhi

Both Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Sarma were on Friday called to New Delhi by the BJP central leadership.

published on : 8th May 2021

Social media key to UPPL’s victory in Assam election

Apart from other reasons, social media is believed to have played a major role in the spectacular performance of the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) in the Assam elections.

published on : 7th May 2021

Assam elections: At 80%, AIUDF had the best strike rate

The party contested 20 seats and won 16. The seats were in Bengali-Muslim majority regions of Central and Lower Assam and the Barak Valley of Southern Assam where the party holds sway.

published on : 5th May 2021

Gradual decline in Assam women MLAs continues, just six emerge victorious in 2021

The six winners included three from the BJP, two from the Congress and one from the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)

published on : 4th May 2021

Who will take over the reigns in Assam: CM Sonowal or Himanta?

Both PM Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah had patted Sonowal and his virtual deputy Himanta Biswa Sarma for the various development initiatives of the state’s BJP-led coalition government.  

published on : 3rd May 2021

Assam election results: Anti-CAA activist Akhil Gogoi first in state to win polls from jail

The founder of the newly floated Raijor Dal -- arrested in December 2019 over sedition charges -- bagged 57,219 votes as an Independent, garnering support from 46.06 per cent of the electorate.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Populism, Hindutva, ethnic outreach: BJP's three-pronged strategy pays rich dividends in Assam

By indulging in competitive populism, the BJP-led government had targeted all communities with various welfare schemes.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma, key BJP strategist behind NDA's victory in Assam

During the campaign, Himanta Biswa Sarma took repeated digs at Congress for its alliance with AIUDF. Sarma won from Jalukbari, a seat he has won four times earlier.

published on : 2nd May 2021

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.

published on : 2nd May 2021

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 on : 2nd May 2021

Stage set for counting of votes in Assam with strict adherence to Covid safety protocols

A three-tier security apparatus has also been arranged at the 331 counting halls across the state that voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.

published on : 1st May 2021

Assam polls: Can Congress stop BJP juggernaut?

The exit polls have given an edge to the BJP-led ruling coalition which has the regional Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) as components.

published on : 1st May 2021

Assam Congress alleges lapses in security of EVMs, strong room ahead of counting day

Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora claimed that the lack of safety of a strong room and EVMS were noticed in several assembly constituencies in Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh and Goalpara districts.

published on : 30th April 2021

COVID test for officials, agents who will attend May 2 counting process in Assam

The testing of all engaged in the counting process is mandatory and will be done in pre-identified and notified testing centres.

published on : 29th April 2021
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