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.
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.
No deliberate or mala fide intention to disrupt poll process: EC's special observer on Assam EVM row
The observer said the incident appears to be an isolated one due to the total negligence and foolishness of the presiding officer and his team.
Assam breaks all records in poll seizures, items worth over Rs 110 crore confiscated so far
During the 2016 state polls, central and state agencies had seized goods worth less than Rs 20 crore.
High-pitched campign for first phase poll in Assam ends
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had led the campaign brigade for BJP and its alliance partner, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).
Beware of Congress-AIUDF 'Mahajoth' as it's 'Mahajhoot': Modi in Assam
Slamming the Congress, Modi, while addressing an election rally at Bihpuria, said the grand old party does not have ideals or able leaders.
BJP will win more than 200 seats in Bengal, improve tally in Assam: Amit Shah
He also asserted that people there are yearning for a change from the Trinamool Congress' 'misrule' and will embrace Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for the state's development.
Will not allow politics over illegal immigration in Assam: Rajnath
Addressing an election rally here, he said the BJP government has set up electronic surveillance across the Indo-Bangla border in Assam to stop infiltration from the neighbouring country.
Eyeing another five-year term, BJP launches poll campaign in Assam
Sonowal speaking on the occasion said during the campaign BJP will take the message of his government's acheivements and success in giving protection to the culture and heritage of the people.
Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi may be BJP's CM candidate in Assam, says Congress leader Tarun Gogoi
Gogoi headed a bench which delivered the verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case that gave Hindus the 2.77 acre disputed land.
HIGHLIGHTS| First phase of Assembly election concludes in Assam and West Bengal
In Bengal, thirty seats went to the polls in the first phase and include all constituencies in Purulia and Jhargram and some constituencies from Bankura, Purba Medinipur and Paschim Medinipur.
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