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Assam Assembly Election 2021



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      Ruling BJP retains Assam’s Majuli assembly seat

      Updated on Mar 11, 2022 09:29 AM IST

      The by-poll was necessitated as former chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal vacated the seat after becoming a Union minister last year

      Sarbananda Sonowal vacated the Majuli seat after he became Union minister. (PTI)

      Ruling BJP set to retain Assam’s Majuli seat

      Congress, which won the seat thrice between 2001 and 2011, left it for the AJP, a newly formed regional party

      Sarbananda Sonowal held the seat before he became a Union minister last year. (PTI)
      Updated on Mar 10, 2022 01:12 PM IST

      Himanta was sure of becoming CM even in his college days, says wife Rinki Bhuyan

      "He was 22 and I was 17 when we first met and I had asked him what I would tell my mother about his future. He had replied- tell her that I will become the chief minister of Assam," said Riniki Bhuyan.

      Riniki Bhuyan Sarma was all praise for her 52-year-old husband in the manner he tackled the Covid-19 pandemic in the state and
      Published on May 10, 2021 08:03 PM IST
      PTI | , Guwahati

      PM Modi congratulates new Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

      Himanta Biswa Sarma was earlier a Congress heavyweight and erstwhile chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s second-in-command

      Himanta Biswa Sarma thanked PM Modi on Twitter for reposing his faith in his leadership (PTI Photo) (PTI)
      Updated on May 10, 2021 02:21 PM IST
      By | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

      Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam’s 15th CM; 13 ministers also sworn in

      The ministers are Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Parimal Suklabaidya, Ronoj Pegu, Sanjay Kishan, Jogen Mohan, Ajanta Neog, Ashok Singhal, Pijush Hazarika, Bimal Bora (all from BJP) Atul Bora and Keshav Mahanta (from AGP) and Urkhao Gwra Brahma (from UPPL)

      Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greets the new chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during his swearing-in ceremony at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on Monday, May 10. (PTI)
      Published on May 10, 2021 01:17 PM IST

      Himanta Biswa Sarma sworn-in as Assam CM, 13 MLAs also take oath

      Himanta Biswa Sarma is the 15th chief minister of Assam, and the second Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) CM of the northeastern state. Sarma succeeds party colleague Sarbananda Sonowal in office.

      Himanta Biswa Sarma taking oath as Assam CM (ANI)
      Updated on May 10, 2021 01:00 PM IST
      By | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

      Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma to take oath today

      Sarma was on Sunday elected 'unanimously' as the leader of the BJP’s legislature party in Assam, and will be the 15th chief minister of the northeastern state.

      Assam CM-elect Himanta Biswa Sarma (PTI FILE PHOTO.)
      Updated on May 10, 2021 09:13 AM IST
      By | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

      Himanta Biswa Sarma chosen as next CM of Assam, to assume charge tomorrow

      Sarma, who will succeed fellow BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal in office, was on Sunday 'unanimously' elected as the BJP's legislature party leader in the northeastern state.

      Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma. (File photo)
      Updated on May 09, 2021 01:43 PM IST
      By | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

      Himanta Sarma meets BJP's top brass to discuss Assam leadership; Sonowal to join

      The BJP did not announce a chief ministerial candidate before the Assembly polls in Assam, where the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 75 seats in the 126-member Assembly and secured a second term.

      Assam BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma interacts with Sarbananda Sonowal during the recently concluded Assam assembly polls. (ANI file PHOTO.)
      Updated on May 08, 2021 01:35 PM IST
      By | Written by Shivani Kumar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

      In Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma hold separate meets

      BJP party leaders said the MLAs are likely to authorise the central leadership to take a call on the chief minister even though Sonowal is said to be a front-runner.

      Both Himanta Biswa Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal held separate meetings. (ANI)(HT_PRINT)
      Updated on May 04, 2021 05:57 AM IST
      By, Guwahati

      In Assam, AIUDF benefitted from BJP’s polarised poll campaign; improved its tally

      The party, headed by Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal, won 16 seats, three more than its figure in 2016. Having contested just 20 seats of the total 126 in the state, AIUDF’s strike rate was an impressive 80%

      Congress office in Guwahati wears a deserted look amid the party's dismal performance in Assam assembly elections, on May 2. (ANI)
      Published on May 03, 2021 03:29 PM IST

      Assam: The phenomenon called Himanta Biswa Sarma

      HBS successfully plotted a BJP coup in Arunachal Pradesh. He toppled the Congress in Manipur, stitching up a BJP-led alliance in 2017. He cut political deals leading to a non-Congress government in Meghalaya too. In Nagaland, HBS was instrumental in making rival fronts tie up with the BJP

      Himanta Biswa Sarma. (File photo)
      Updated on May 03, 2021 10:18 AM IST

      Assam polls: Congress decision to move candidates to resort turns out premature

      On April 10, the BPF shifted 8 candidates to a resort in Chhattisgarh. On April 9, the AIUDF shifted 18 of its candidates toJaipur . On April 22, the Congress shifted over 60 of its candidates to Sonapur. But on Sunday, the Opposition performed poorly.

      The Congress won just 23 seats in Assam. (ANI Photo)
      Published on May 03, 2021 04:19 AM IST
      By, Guwahati

      Spotlight is on future roles for Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma

      The campaign season has been marked by speculation of Sonowal possibly getting a role in the Union government and Sarma taking his place as CM, particularly since the BJP did not name a CM candidate outright.

      Sonowal and Sarma themselves have dismissed the talk of their future role as media speculation and stressed that they work as a team. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
      Published on May 03, 2021 04:13 AM IST

      Assam Election: Trends suggest deepening polarisation across state

      The Congress, the main opposition party that ruled the state for 15 years from 2001 to 2016, has managed a seat share in the region of 20% for the fourth consecutive time in these elections.

      To be sure, the 2021 political alignment in the state was very different from 2016 and 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
      Updated on May 03, 2021 08:37 AM IST
      By, Abhishek Jha, New Delhi

      In Assam, UPPL pips BPF in Bodo areas; BJP makes inroads

      On Sunday, all three of BPF’s ministers of the Sonowal cabinet lost their seats. The most prominent among the losers was Pramila Rani Brahma, a winner from Kokrajhar East continuously from 1991, who lost to UPPL’s Lawrence Islary.

      On Sunday, the UPPL gave another jolt to BPF by winning 6 of the 12 seats in the region. The BPF, which had won all the 12 seats in the past three elections had to be content with just 4 while BJP made its presence felt by winning 2 seats. (PTI PHOTO.)
      Published on May 03, 2021 02:09 AM IST

      BJP 1st non-Congress govt to win consecutive terms in Assam

      The BJP on its own had won or was leading in 59 seats, while its alliance partner the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United Peoples Party Liberal (UPPL) were ahead in nine and six seats, respectively.

      Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal takes questions from the media in Guwahati on Sunday. (PTI Photo) (PTI)
      Updated on May 03, 2021 07:39 AM IST
      By, Guwahati

      Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora resigns after defeat, sends letter to Sonia Gandhi

      Owning responsibility for the party’s debacle in the assembly election, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ripun Bora resigned from his post on Sunday evening

      After the party’s poor show, Ripun Bora submitted a letter to All India Congress Committee president Sonia Gandhi tendering his resignation on Sunday evening. (TWITTER/@ripunbora.)
      Updated on May 02, 2021 11:53 PM IST

      Akhil Gogoi, jailed president of Raijor Dal, wins from Sibsagar in Assam

      The 45-year-old, who is at present admitted in Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH), defeated Surabhi Rajkonwari of BJP

      Akhil Gogoi. (File photo)
      Published on May 02, 2021 07:00 PM IST

      BJP looks set to become first non-Congress govt to win consecutive terms in Assam

      Official trends were available for 115 of the 126 seats at 11.30 am. The BJP and its allies were leading in 73 seats, ahead of the Congress and its allies in 41 seats

      Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. (File photo)
      Updated on May 02, 2021 05:05 PM IST

      Assam Election Results 2021 Highlights: CM Sarbananda Sonowal wins Majuli seat

      Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Assam to find out who will lead the charge for the next 5 years as counting of votes to begin shortly.

      Live live 2021 Assam Election Results LIVE Updates: Officials wait for their turn to undergo Covid-19 test ahead of the counting of votes.(PTI Photo)
      Updated on May 02, 2021 11:22 PM IST
      By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

      Enthused by exit polls, BJP says will win nearly 85 seats in Assam

      BJP Assam president Ranjeet Kumar Dass said party’s findings are based on what workers have calculated and there could be some difference in the actual outcome

      BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally in Nagaon district of Assam on March 22. (File photo)
      Published on Apr 30, 2021 04:59 PM IST

      Exit polls project 2nd term for BJP in Assam; Cong says it isn’t the true picture

      Most exit polls on the assembly polls in Assam, which concluded last month, have projected another term for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition in the state

      Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who is projected by exit polls to win a second term, during an election campaign rally (ANI)
      Published on Apr 29, 2021 09:53 PM IST

      Police case registered over call for social boycott of BJP supporters in Assam

      Unnamed people in Cachar district booked for seeking a social boycott of two men for defying their calls against working for the BJP during repolling in the Sonai assembly constituency on April 20

      Representational Image. (File photo)
      Updated on Apr 29, 2021 11:39 AM IST
      ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

      In Assam, 1 more Congress ally moves candidates out of state

      The BJP has dubbed the move by Congress allies as drama and expressed confidence that the party along with its allies, Asom Gana Parishad and UPPL, would return to power with resounding majority.

      Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam assembly elections 2021, at Kokrajhar earlier this week. (PTI PHOTO.)
      Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:43 PM IST
      By, Hindustan Times, Guwahati

      Election Commission announces re-election in 4 polling booths in Assam

      “Election Commission of India announces re-polling on 20th April at 4 polling stations in Ratabari, Sonai and Haflong, Assembly constituencies in Assam,” notified ECI on Saturday.

      All three constituencies went to the polls in the second phase of the Assam assembly elections on April 1, which saw a turnout of 80.96 per cent. (ANI Photo)
      Published on Apr 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST
      By | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

      Assam polls: 18 leaders of Cong’s ally flown to Jaipur over horse-trading fears

      The leaders have been kept in the same hotel in the Rajasthan capital where chief minister Ashok Gehlot camped with his party MLAs during a rebellion by then deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot in July 2020.

      The Maulana Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF is part of the Congress-led alliance known as Mahajot.(File photo)
      Updated on Apr 10, 2021 07:09 AM IST
      ByUtpal Parashar and Sachin Saini, Hindustan Times, Guwahati/jaipur

      AIUDF fears poaching by BJP, flies 18 candidates to Rajasthan

      Political parties in Assam have started keeping their candidates under check over fears of possible poaching as they expect a tighter contest. AIUDF is part of the Congress-led alliance in Assam that hopes to wrest power from the BJP

      AIUDF presiden Badruddin Ajmal addresses a party rally at Sarukhetri in Barpeta district, Assam. (File photo)
      Updated on Apr 09, 2021 06:29 PM IST

      From no contest to likely winners, how Congress turned around its Assam campaign

      When the campaign to form the next government in Dispur started three months ago, the contest seemed heavily in favour of the BJP and the Congress was almost in disarray. But that changed because of careful planning and an efficient campaign

      Ripun Bora,president of Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, addresses a press conference over state assembly election 2021, at Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati, on Wednesday, April 7. (PTI)
      Updated on Apr 09, 2021 07:03 AM IST

      Miffed with handling of EVMs, Assam Congress wants CCTV links to strong rooms

      On March 28, a day after conclusion of the first phase of polls, Congress had written to the EC seeking permission to install CCTV cameras in the space allotted to candidates of the party in front of the strong rooms so that they could keep tabs on the EVMs.

      Congress workers outside the strong room at Silchar in Cachar district of Assam. (Biswa Kalyan Purkayastha/HT PHOTO.)
      Updated on Apr 07, 2021 06:31 PM IST
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