Assam CM Sarbanand Sonowal who was leading in the race has won once again from Majuli Constituency.
Majuli is an Assembly constituency in the Majuli district, in the Upper Assam region of Assam. The Majuli constituency went to polls on March 27, 2021. The assembly seat is reserved for the Scheduled Tribe category.
Earlier, Sonowal had exuded confidence that the saffron party-led alliance will retain power in the state.
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In the 2016 Assembly elections, Majuli was won by Sarbananda Sonowal of IND. Before that, in the 2011 elections, the seat was held by Sri Rajib Lochan Pegu of INC. In the 2016 assembly polls, Sarbananda Sonowal garnered 49,602 votes, securing over 50.74 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 18,923 votes.
In percentage terms, the victory margin was 19.36 percent. The constituency polled 97,769 votes in the 2016 Assam assembly polls with a voter turnout of 85.33 percent. The Majuli constituency has a literacy level of 78.56 percent. A total of 5 candidates stood in the 2016 elections.
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(Edited by : Anshul)
First Published: IST