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:
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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.
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.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency: Election Commission of India
Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari Assembly seat by over 1 lakh vote margin.
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
Union Minister Amit Shah congratulates BJP leaders, workers for winning Assam Assembly elections
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.
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
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
Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Independent candidate and activists Akhil Gogoi has won from Sibsagar Constituency
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.
CM Sonowal expresses gratitude to PM Narendra Modi
Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Majendra Narzary of BPF leading by 7,583 in Gossaigaon seat
Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal who was leading in the race has won once again from Majuli Constituency.
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency for the 5th consecutive term by a margin of 1,01,911 votes.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulates CM Sarbananda Sonowal
Rajnath Singh congratulates Sarabanda Sonowal for BJP's impressive victory in Assam
Leads at 4 pm
Leads at 4 pm
Bharatiya Janata Praty (BJP) workers celebrate at the party office in Guwahati
Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Nandita Das of Indian National Congress leading in the Boko constituency in Assam
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
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
Assam election results 2021 Live Updates:BJP's Jogen Mohan is leading in Mahmara. He is pitted against Congress candidate Suruj Dehingia,
Leads at 2 pm
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.
Assam election results 2021 Live Updates: Asom Gana Parishad leader Phani Bhusan Choudhury leading in Bongaigaon seat.
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.
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.