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Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP-led alliance set to form govt; All eyes on CM selection

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Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: The BJP-led alliance in Assam isall set to form the government for the second successive term winning 75 of the 126 seats declared. The opposition 'Grand Alliance' comprising the Congress, AIUDF and eight other parties, has won 51 seats.  Here are the main highlights:

Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP-led alliance set to form govt; All eyes on CM selection
  • As counting of votes continues, the final overall results could be released early on May 3. Do join us tomorrow for more news, views and LIVE updates from the 2021 assembly elections. Until then stay safe and stay tuned to CNBCTV18.com

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  • Congress's Assam president Ripun Bora resigns 

    Assam Assembly polls results 2021: Congress's Assam president Ripun Bora, in a letter to Sonia Gandhi, resigns after the poll debacle.

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  • Bongaigaon: AGP candidate and Assam Minister Phanibhushan Choudhury defeated Shankar Prasad Ray by 38,167 votes. 

    Dibrugarh: BJP's Prasanta Phukan defeated Raj Kumar Nilantra by 38,025 votes

    Sadiya: BJP's Bolin Chetia defeats Lakhim Chandra Chetia by 22,084 votes Doomdooma: BJP's Rupesh Gowala defeated sitting Congress MLA Durga Bhumij by 8,138 votes.

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  • Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency: Election Commission of India

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  • Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari Assembly seat by over 1 lakh vote margin.

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  • Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: BJP candidate and Assam minister Ranjit Dutta defeated his nearest Independent rival Jayanta Dutta by 29,839 votes to retain Behali seat

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  • Union Minister Amit Shah congratulates BJP leaders, workers for winning Assam Assembly elections

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  • BJP committed to develop all communities in Assam: Ranjeet Dass

    With the saffron party all set to retain power in Assam, the party's state chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Sunday said the BJP-led alliance is committed to develop all the communities of the state with blessings of the people. He also thanked every party worker, state and national leaders of the party for their hard work and sacrifice for this result.

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  • Humbly accept people's mandate: Rahul Gandhi after Assembly poll results

     After the party's poor performance in assembly elections in five states, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said it humbly accepts the people's mandate and it will continue to fight for its values and ideals. "We humbly accept the people's mandate. Sincere gratitude to our workers and the millions of people who supported us on the ground. We will continue to fight for our values and ideals. Jai Hind," Gandhi said

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  • Party will take a call on Chief Minister position: Jitendra Singh

    The choice of leader of the legislative party is something which is decided by democratic means. Once results are notified&assembly is constituted,a due decision would be taken with cognizance of highest opulence of our party, said BJP leader and Union Minister Jitendra Singh 

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  •  Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Independent candidate and activists Akhil Gogoi has won from Sibsagar Constituency

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  • Assam BJP not to celebrate victory in polls

    The BJP, which is heading for a win in Assam as indicated by trends, on Sunday decided not to celebrate the victory in compliance with the direction of the Election Commission (EC) prohibiting victory processions during or after the counting of votes in view of surging COVID-19 cases. State BJP chief spokesperson Rupam Goswami told PTI that supporters were told to follow the COVID-related guidelines issued by the EC and not to gather at the party head office in Guwahati.

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  • CM Sonowal expresses gratitude to PM Narendra Modi

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  • Assam election results 2021 Live UpdatesMajendra Narzary of BPF leading by 7,583 in Gossaigaon seat

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  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal who was leading in the race has won once again from Majuli Constituency.

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  • Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency for the 5th consecutive term by a margin of  1,01,911 votes.

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  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulates CM Sarbananda Sonowal

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  • Rajnath Singh congratulates Sarabanda Sonowal for BJP's impressive victory in Assam

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  • Leads at 4 pm

    Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP-led alliance set to form govt; All eyes on CM selection
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  • Leads at 4 pm

    Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP-led alliance set to form govt; All eyes on CM selection
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  • Bharatiya Janata Praty (BJP) workers celebrate at the party office in Guwahati

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  • Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Nandita Das of Indian National Congress leading in the Boko constituency in Assam

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  • Counting has not slowed down, due to heavy load the server has slowed down. Counting is continuing in the constituencies without any let-up: Election Commission of India

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  • Congress claims Grand Alliance of opposition parties will emerge victorious and form government in Assam once final results are out despite trends showing comeback for BJP #PTI

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  • Assam election results 2021 Live Updates:BJP's Jogen Mohan is leading in Mahmara. He is pitted against Congress candidate Suruj Dehingia,

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  • Leads at 2 pm

    Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP-led alliance set to form govt; All eyes on CM selection
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  • EC orders FIR over celebratory congregations in anticipation of poll victory

    With the counting of votes underway, the Election Commission Sunday said it has taken a stern view of reports of the congregation of people to celebrate anticipated victory, and has asked the chief secretaries concerned to file an FIR in each case and suspend the police station in-charge where such gatherings happen.

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  • Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Asom Gana Parishad leader Phani Bhusan Choudhury leading in Bongaigaon seat.

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  • Big setback for Congress 

    In the early trends, Congress is losing high stakes battle in Assam. The ruling BJP-led NDA is heading to retain power in Assam for the second time in a row, crossing the halfway mark of 64 in 126-member assembly for which three-phase polling ended on April 6.

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  • Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Congress president and MP Ripun Bora and leader of the opposition in the assembly Debabrata Saikia are trailing in Gohpur and Nazira.

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Assam Election Results 2021 HIGHLIGHTS: The BJP-led alliance in Assam is
all set to form the government for the second successive term winning 75 of the 126 seats declared. The opposition 'Grand Alliance' comprising the Congress, AIUDF and eight other parties, has won 51 seats.
The elections were held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and 6. The BJP-led NDA dispensation had won 86 of 126 seats in the 2016 Assembly elections.
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Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal defeated his nearest Congress rival and former Congress Minister Rajib Lochan Pegu by 43,192 votes to retain his Majuli seat for the second consecutive term. Among the prominent candidates who won are state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who retained his Jalukbari constituency for the fifth consecutive term defeating his Congress opponent Romen Chandra Borthakur by a whopping 1,01,911 votes, improving upon his previous record of 85,935 votes in 2016.
Speaker of the outgoing assembly Hitendra Nath Goswami, who was trailing in the earlier rounds behind former Congress MLA Rana Goswami, managed to clinch a victory by a margin of 6488 votes. His deputy Aminul Haque Laskar, however, lost the race in the Sonai constituency to AIUDF's Karimuddin Barbhuiya.
Congress Legislature Party Leader Debabrata Saikia managed a slender win over BJP's Mayur   Borgohain by 683 votes. Among the prominent losers is Congress state unit president Ripun Bora, who was defeated by BJP's Utpal Borah in Gohpur by 29,294 votes.
Besides Sonowal, 13 of his ministers retained their seats comfortably, while the four others - three from BPF, and Sum Ronghang who joined the Congress after he was denied a BJP ticket, lost from their respective constituencies.
Among the BJP ministers who retained their respective seats are Chandra Mohan Patowary from Dharmapur, Parimal Suklabaidya from Dholai and Ranjit Dutta from Behali. The others are Sidhartha Bhattacharya from Gauhati East, Naba Doley from Dhakuakhana, Sanjoy Kishan from Tinsukia, Jogen Mohan from Mahmara, Bhabesh Kalita from Rangiya and Pijush Hazarika from Jagiroad.
AGP ministers Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta and Phanibhushan Choudhury retained their Bokakhat, Kaliabor and Bongaigaon seats respectively. Choudhury retained his seat for a record eighth successive term since 1985.
Former Congress minister Ajanta Neog, who joined the saffron party before the election, retained her Golaghat seat by defeating Congress candidate Bitupan Saikia by 9325 votes. Another former Congress minister Gautam Roy, who contested on a BJP ticket ironically lost to Congress candidate Khaliluddin Mazumdar in the Katigora seat by 6939 votes.
Congress sitting MLAs Rakibul Hussain from Samaguri and  Rupjyoti Kurmi from Mariani retained their respective constituencies. Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah won in Titabor, which was earlier represented by three-time chief minister Tarun Gogoi and another former party MLA  Sushanta Borgohain wrested Thowra from sitting BJP MLA Kushal Dowari.
Jailed Raijor Dal President Akhil Gogoi, who contested as an independent, won the Sibsagar constituency by defeating his nearest BJP rival Surabhi Rajkonwari by 11.878 votes.
The new political party Assam Jatiya Parishad made a disastrous electoral foray. It failed to open its account and the party president Lurinjyoti Gogoi lost from both the constituencies he contested.
BPF,  a part of the outgoing ruling alliance had quit had joined the Grand Alliance after the BJP severed its ties with it. It won four seats but all its three ministers- Pramila Rani Brahma, Chandan Brahma and Rihon Daimary lost to their respective UPPL rivals.
Former Asam Sahitya Sabha President Parmananda Rajbongshi won the Sipajhar seat on a BJP ticket. But popular Bhojpuri singer Kalpana Patowary, who contested on an AGP ticket, failed in her poll attempt and lost to sitting Congress MLA Jakir Hussain Sikdar in Sarukhetri. Assam has a 126-member assembly and 64 seats are needed for a simple majority.
 

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