Assam Election Results: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears set to retain power in Assam as poll trends show the saffron party taking a decisive lead against rivals Congress, Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF and others. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the people of state for keeping faith in the party. The ruling BJP-led NDA is surging ahead of the Grand Alliance spearheaded by the Congress in Assam, leading in 77 of the 119 seats, latest trends available on the Election Commission website said. "People have blessed us. We can say for sure that the BJP will form government in Assam. We are coming back to power with our partners AGP and UPPL," Sonowal said. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) contested 92 seats and its alliance partner Asom Gana Parishad on 26 seats. On the other hand, the Congress contested 94 seats, whereas Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF fielded candidates on 14 seats.
ASSAM ELECTION RESULTS 2021: HIGHLIGHTS
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05:18 PM: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency for the 5th consecutive term by a margin of 1,01,911 votes.
04:20 PM: Pro-people policies of Narendra Modi led Government and state government under Sarbananda Sonowal once again helped BJP in winning assembly elections in Assam. Congratulations to PM Modi, CM Sonowal, Adhyaksh JP Nadda and karyakartas on BJP’s impressive victory in Assam: Defence Minister and senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh
3:46 PM: "People have blessed us. We can say for sure that the BJP will form government in Assam. We are coming back to power with our partners AGP and UPPL," Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told reporters in Guwahati.
2:20 PM: Abhishek Manu Singhvi's jibe at BJP
Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said a hundred per cent credit for BJP’s performance in Assam and Puducherry goes to its top leaders -- PM Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah. "But for the party’s losses, the blame goes to West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh, the party Kerala CM face E Sreedharan and its ally AIADMK in Tamil Nadu," he said.
1:44 PM: Assam Results Live: Senior BJP leader and Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma leading from Jalukbari.
1:40 PM: Assam Election Result LIVE: Counting of votes is being held in 50 Election Districts (34 administrative districts) and there are three tiers of security put in place in and around the counting centres and adjoining areas. To maintain Covid protocols and guidelines issued by the Election Commission, numbers of counting halls have been increased by 131 per cent -- from 143 in 2016 Assembly election to 331 this time. In all, 946 candidates including 74 female candidates of different political parties including BJP and the Congress contested the elections.
1:25 PM: Assam Results LIVE: Congress Legislative Party leader and his deputy Debabrata Saikia and Rakibul Hussain both are trailing from Nazira and Samaguri seats respectively.
1:15 PM: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and AGP chief and minister Atul Bora are leading from Majuli, Jalukbari and Bokakhat seats respectively.
1:11 PM: The ECI takes serious note of reports coming in of congregation(s) of people to celebrate anticipated victory. EC has directed Chief Secretaries of all 5 states to file FIR in each such case, suspend concerned SHO and report action taken immediately of each such incidence.
01:01 PM: As per the Election Commission, the BJP is leading in 60 seats, Congress 26 and AIUDF 11
12:50 PM: Congress candidate Tamal Kanti Banik leading with 2,870 votes in Silchar against BJP's Dipayan Chakraborty.
12:11 PM: Trends show clear majority for BJP-led alliance in Assam, we will retain power for sure: CM Sarbananda Sonowal
11:34 AM: BJP National Vice President and party in-charge of Assam Baijayant Jay Panda urges party workers to refrain from crowded celebrations as trends show saffron party retaining power in the northeastern state.
11:22 AM: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is leading in Majuli seat by over 2,500 votes. Congress candidate Rajib Lochan Pegu trailing.
10:12 AM: Official EC data:
09:50 AM: BJP racing head on 65 seats, Congress and allies ahead on 37 seats and others on 4 seats
09:07 AM: Assam Health Minister and BJP candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma leading from Jalukbari against Congress candidate Romen Chandra Borthakur
08:55 AM: BJP now ahead on 21 seats, Congress 12 and others on one seat, initial trends show.
08:26 AM: BJP ahead on 9 seats in Assam as per the initial trends.
08:01 AM: Counting of votes for Assam Assembly Election 2021 begins. Voting on 126 seats was held in three phases.
07:38 AM: Counting of votes for Assam Assembly polls to be held at two locations in Dibrugarh, at Dibrugarh Govt Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner Office, Dibrugarh.
06:45 AM: Voting on 126 seats of Assam Assembly was held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.
06:34 AM: An average 82.04 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the three phase elections to 126 assembly constituencies. Chief Electoral Officer, Assam, Nitin Khade said, participation of women in the polling was "remarkable" with 80.63 per cent of the total women voters exercising their franchise.
06:16 AM: This time the BJP is facing Grand Alliance of eight parties in Assam. While BJP has partnered with AGP and UPP (L), the Congress has allies like AIUDF, Bodoland People’s Front, Communist Party of India (Marxist), Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation, Anchalik Gana Morcha and RJD.
06:07 AM: In the last Assembly Election in 2016, the BJP had won 60 seats, while the Congress 26. Asom Gana Parishad managed to get 14 seats and AIUDF 13.
06:05 AM: According to the Assam Health and Family Welfare department, approximately 35,000 counting officials, and agents of candidates, to be engaged in the process, have got themselves tested on April 30 in pre-identified and notified testing centres.