Jakir Hussain Sikdar of Congress has won the Sarukhetri Assembly seat in Assam by defeating Asom Gana Parishad's Kalpana Patowary, according to data on the Election Commission of India (ECI) website.
Sarukhetri is an Assembly constituency in the Barpeta district, in the Lower Assam region of Assam. The Sarukhetri constituency went to the polls on April 6, 2021. The assembly seat is reserved for the General category.
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In the 2016 Assembly elections, Sarukhetri was won by Jakir Hussain Sikdar of INC. Before that, in the 2011 elections, the seat was held by Ali Hossain of AIUDF. In the 2016 assembly polls, Jakir Hussain Sikdar garnered 70062 votes, securing over 45.06 percent of the vote share, and winning the seat by a margin of 24247 votes.
In percentage terms, the victory margin was 15.59 percent. The constituency polled 155492 votes in the 2016 Assam assembly polls with a voter turnout of 88.68 percent. The Sarukhetri constituency has a literacy level of 65.03 percent. A total of 12 candidates stood in the 2016 elections.
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First Published: IST