Assam assembly election

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

BJP strongman Himanta Biswa Sarma is new Assam CM

Noting his ability as a minister, efficiency to run a department by taking along all and his political wisdom, observers say Sarma should have become the Assam CM long back.

published on : 9th 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

Inability to garner trust leads to failure of alliance in Assam

The hotchpotch alliance of 10 opposition parties with contrasting ideologies, which also had no chief ministerial face, found few takers eventually.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Team Rahul Gandhi fails to impress before party poll

The Congress did not have much stake in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, where it won in alliance with the DMK.

published on : 3rd May 2021

Himanta Biswa Sarma: Man of the Match of the Assam elections

There have been speculations that Sarma might be promoted as CM. But one reason why the BJP might continue with Sonowal is its defeat in West Bengal. Find out why.

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

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

Re-poll in four polling stations in Assam passes off peacefully

The Election Commission had ordered re-polling in these polling stations following irregularities on April 1, the polling day.

published on : 20th April 2021

Assam polls: Congress mulling to move candidates on 'fears of poaching'

Reports said Congress has plans to shift the candidates to some hotels in Guwahati, Tezpur, and Kaziranga on April 22 and keep them out of bounds from poachers.

published on : 17th April 2021

5 poll officials suspended after 181 votes cast in Assam booth that has 90 voters 

The incident was reported from the 107(A) Khotlir Lower Primary School polling booth in the Haflong Assembly segment.

published on : 5th April 2021

Campaigning for last phase of Assam polls ends

An array of national leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress's Rahul Gandhi campaigned for their respective alliance candidates.

published on : 4th April 2021

State polls and national security

On May 2, four states and one Union Territory will elect their new assemblies. Of these, the final outcome will seriously impact the states that border Bangladesh.

published on : 4th April 2021

AIUDF to support Congress CM in Assam: Badruddin Ajmal

Badruddin Ajmal said AIUDF will support a leader from Congress as the next CM of Assam if the 'Grand Alliance' is voted to power.

published on : 3rd April 2021

Magisterial probe ordered into Assam EVM row

Additional District Magistrate Rajeshan Terang has been asked to conduct the enquiry and submit a detailed report within three days.

published on : 3rd April 2021
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