Assembly Election Results 2016: Sarbananda Sonowal-Led BJP Sweeps Assam

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BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal, who is currently Union Sports Minister, will head his party's first government in the North East, ending 15 years in office for the Congress' Tarun Gogoi in Assam.

May 19, 2016
19:23 (IST)
Man of the moment: Sarbananda Sonowal ends Tarun Gogoi's 15-year-old rule in Assam.






May 19, 2016
19:16 (IST)
Congress candidate Pranab Kumar Gogoi wins Sibsagar constituency by 542 votes.
May 19, 2016
18:58 (IST)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal flashes victory sign with party leader Mahendra Singh at a victory procession after the party's thumping win in the Assam Assembly polls.


May 19, 2016
18:53 (IST)
BJP forming a government in Assam is as surprising, for many, as BJP being part of the Jammu and Kashmir government: PM Modi on state poll results.
May 19, 2016
18:52 (IST)
May 19, 2016
18:52 (IST)
We will relentlessly keep working for the aspirations of the common man: PM Narendra Modi.


May 19, 2016
18:48 (IST)
PM Narendra Modi arrives at BJP Headquarters, addresses party workers.


May 19, 2016
18:37 (IST)
I have had telephone conversation with Amit Shah. He has conveyed his greetings to people of Assam: Sarbananda Sonowal.

I think we should not talk a lot today. Our vision document is based on participative dialogue: Sarbananda Sonowal.


May 19, 2016
18:35 (IST)
Senior AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta greets BJP candidate Rupok Sarmah after his win in Assembly polls in Nagaon district of Assam.


May 19, 2016
18:24 (IST)
Assam - results for all 126 seats are out.

May 19, 2016
18:22 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance has done well in all parts of Assam.






May 19, 2016
18:15 (IST)
BJP's Bolin Chetia wins Sadiya constituency by 6,566 votes.
May 19, 2016
17:57 (IST)
More images of BJP workers celebrating party's victory in Assam.




May 19, 2016
17:49 (IST)
External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah on BJP's historic election victory in Assam.
May 19, 2016
17:36 (IST)

May 19, 2016
17:23 (IST)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma wins Jalukbari constituency defeating Congress rival Niren Deka by a record 85,935 votes.
May 19, 2016
17:21 (IST)
BJP workers carry posters of chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonwal and PM Narendra Modi as they celebrate the party's win in Assam Assembly elections in Guwahati.


May 19, 2016
17:18 (IST)
BJP workers celebrate the party's victory in the Assam Assembly elections at party's office in Patna.


May 19, 2016
17:09 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance has won 45 per cent of votes in Assam Assembly elections.


May 19, 2016
17:08 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance under Sarbananda Sonowal will form the next government in Assam.


May 19, 2016
16:42 (IST)
BJP candidate Bhabesh Kalita wins from Rangia constituency by 32,067 votes.
May 19, 2016
16:16 (IST)
BJP workers celebrate party's victory in Assam.
May 19, 2016
16:06 (IST)
A victory dance, at the helipad where the BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal will arrive, in Guwahati, in a while.


May 19, 2016
15:58 (IST)
AGP workers celebrating in Guwahati.


May 19, 2016
15:51 (IST)
Assam Election Results: BJP candidate Hitendra Nath Goswami wins from Jorhat constituency by 13,638 votes.
May 19, 2016
15:48 (IST)

The BJP-led alliance has crushed the Congress in the Assam Assembly elections.
 
May 19, 2016
15:44 (IST)
Congress candidate Abdul Hai Nagori defeats his nearest rival Bhupen Roy (AGP) from Abhayapuri North constituency by 2,143 votes.

Bodoland Peoples Front candidate Maneswar Brahma wins from Barama constituency by 9,796 votes.
May 19, 2016
15:37 (IST)
A deserted look of Congress party's office Rajiv Bhawan in Guwahati due to the party's defeat in Assam Assembly elections.


May 19, 2016
15:35 (IST)
It is a matter of great joy for the BJP that it has performed well in all the 5 states. People have accepted the BJP in all states: Amit Shah.


May 19, 2016
15:24 (IST)
BJP workers dance as they celebrate their win in Assam Assembly elections at Hengrabari in Guwahati.


May 19, 2016
15:23 (IST)
BJP candidate Bimal Borah wins Tingkhong constituency by 18,338 votes.
May 19, 2016
15:22 (IST)
BJP candidate Sanjoy Kishan wins Tinsukia constituency by 35,069 votes.
May 19, 2016
15:04 (IST)
Assam Election Results: BJP candidate Terash Gowalla wins from Duliajan constituency by 17,086 votes.
May 19, 2016
14:53 (IST)
360 View: The mood is festive at BJP HQ in Delhi.

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May 19, 2016
14:46 (IST)
BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma shows a victory sign after winning the Jalukbari assembly seat in Guwahati.


May 19, 2016
14:45 (IST)
Outgoing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi wins from Titabar constituency in Assam.
May 19, 2016
14:44 (IST)
AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal loses from Salmara South constituency.
May 19, 2016
14:37 (IST)
Workers of AGP, the BJP's alliance partner in Assam, celebrating their party's victory in Assam Assembly polls in Guwahati.




May 19, 2016
14:27 (IST)
54 results have been declared in Assam. The BJP-led alliance has won 43 seats till now.

May 19, 2016
14:26 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance is leading in 86 seats in Assam.

May 19, 2016
14:25 (IST)
The Tarun Gogoi-led Congress loses in all parts of Assam. The party has done very badly in Upper Assam and Barak Valley.

May 19, 2016
14:17 (IST)
Sarbananda Sonowal will take oath as Assam's chief minister. BJP president will decide my role: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
May 19, 2016
14:15 (IST)
We have promised Indo-Bangla border be closed and identify illegal immigrants who came to Assam after 1971: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
May 19, 2016
14:15 (IST)
We just want no more influx and Assamese people should be given constitutional protection: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
May 19, 2016
14:13 (IST)
Indian people generally, Assamese Muslims have nothing to worry from the BJP: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
May 19, 2016
14:10 (IST)
This is an individual accomplishment for me because 2 years ago I told Mr Rahul Gandhi you cannot run the show like this: BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma to NDTV.


May 19, 2016
14:06 (IST)
AIUDF candidate Hafiz Bashir Ahmed defeats his nearest rival Ali Akbar Miah (Independent) from Bilasipara West constituency by 11,202 votes.

BJP candidate Numal Momin defeats his nearest rival Klengdoon Engti (Congress) from Bokajan constituency by 4,744 votes.
May 19, 2016
13:58 (IST)
Outgoing Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi accepts defeat.
May 19, 2016
13:42 (IST)
Outgoing Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi congratulates BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal on phone and accepts defeat.
May 19, 2016
13:21 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance is all set to get a huge majority in Assam.

May 19, 2016
13:19 (IST)
People of Assam have accepted our winning combination, says Sarbananda Sonowal.
May 19, 2016
13:18 (IST)
We are committed to the people of Assam: BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal to NDTV.


May 19, 2016
13:00 (IST)
Union Minister Jitendra Singh thanks people of Assam for supporting the BJP-led alliance in the state.
May 19, 2016
12:42 (IST)
BJP chief Amit Shah congratulates PM Modi, Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma for party's victory in Assam.
May 19, 2016
12:39 (IST)
BJP's Ganesh Kumar Limbu and Ranjit Dutta leading in Barchalla and Behali constituencies respectively.
May 19, 2016
12:22 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance in Assam has ended the 15-year-old rule of Tarun Gogoi. The trends are in favour of the alliance.


May 19, 2016
12:20 (IST)

The BJP-led alliance is leading in Lower Assam area.
 
May 19, 2016
12:17 (IST)
BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal wins from Majuli constituency in Assam.


May 19, 2016
12:09 (IST)
Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF leading in Algapur, Badarpur, Dalgaon, Dhing and Dhubri constituencies.
May 19, 2016
11:54 (IST)
BJP's alliance partner AGP is leading in Abhayapuri North, Amguri, Barhampur, Barpeta, Bokakhat, Bongaigaon, Dergaon, Gauhati West, Lakhimpur, Naharkatia, Patacharkuchi and Tezpur constituencies.
May 19, 2016
11:50 (IST)
The BJP-led alliance is leading in 78 seats in Assam. The Congress is leading in 29 seats only.

May 19, 2016
11:44 (IST)
BJP workers celebrate outside party's office in Guwahati.
May 19, 2016
11:38 (IST)
AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal blames Congress for his party's defeat in Assam.
May 19, 2016
11:32 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets to congratulate BJP workers of Assam.
May 19, 2016
11:24 (IST)

May 19, 2016
11:23 (IST)
Congress is leading in Rupohihat, Salmara South, Sarukhetri and Sarupathar constituencies.
May 19, 2016
11:18 (IST)
The Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP is all set to form its government in Assam with the alliance partners.

May 19, 2016
11:17 (IST)
May 19, 2016
11:15 (IST)
BJP is leading in Naoboicha, Nowgong, Palasbari, Raha, Rangapara, Rangia, Sibsagar and Sadiya constituencies.
May 19, 2016
11:14 (IST)

May 19, 2016
11:07 (IST)

May 19, 2016
11:05 (IST)
According to leads, the BJP-led alliance is all set to form the next government in Assam.

May 19, 2016
10:42 (IST)
This didn't help. BJP wins Assam.
May 19, 2016
10:40 (IST)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal leading from Majuli by 3,767 votes, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi leading from Titabor by 4,432 votes.
May 19, 2016
10:30 (IST)
I believe what he contributed was unique, he has a bigger role to play in future: Sarbananda Sonowal on Himanta Biswa Sarma.
May 19, 2016
10:29 (IST)
Latest trends show the BJP-led alliance is leading in 70 seats in Assam.

May 19, 2016
10:28 (IST)
We will perform well with the blessings of PM Modi. He is giving priority to the North East: Sarbananda Sonowal to NDTV.


May 19, 2016
10:25 (IST)
May 19, 2016
10:21 (IST)
We have challenges like infiltration, flooding, unemployment. Our main target is to protect the interests of bona fide citizens, it doesn't matter if they are Hindu or Muslim: Sarbananda Sonowal to NDTV.
May 19, 2016
10:19 (IST)
Our strategy has clicked, our alliance partners have worked hard. People of Assam have been wanting this kind of a combination for a long time, they were tired of Congress: Sarbananda Sonowal to NDTV.
May 19, 2016
10:18 (IST)
This is going to be a great victory. Whatever we will do, we will do in consultation with our partners: Sarbananda Sonowal.


May 19, 2016
10:18 (IST)
As you know this is the hard work of people of Assam. They have accepted our winning combination: Sarbananda Sonowal.
May 19, 2016
10:14 (IST)
BJP candidate Ashok Sarma leading in Nalbari constituency.
May 19, 2016
10:08 (IST)
Please wait for some time, I'll definitely talk to you: Sarbananda Sonowal (following results on TV) tells NDTV.


May 19, 2016
10:06 (IST)
BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal leading in Majuli.


May 19, 2016
09:59 (IST)
May 19, 2016
09:59 (IST)
BJP candidates Debananda Hazarika and Ajay Kumar Ray leading in Bihpuria and Bijni constituencies respectively.

May 19, 2016
09:54 (IST)
Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) candidates Bhupen Roy and Rabin Banikya leading in Abhayapuri North and Abhayapuri South constituencies respectively.
May 19, 2016
09:51 (IST)
May 19, 2016
09:45 (IST)
AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal trailing in Salmara South constituency.


May 19, 2016
09:44 (IST)
AGP leader Atul Bora leading from Bokahat constituency.
May 19, 2016
09:39 (IST)
May 19, 2016
09:31 (IST)
BJP chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal is leading in Majuli (ST) constituency in Assam over his nearest Congress rival sitting legislator Rajib Lochan Pegu by 1,510 votes after the first round of counting of votes comprising postal and EVM ballots.


May 19, 2016
09:29 (IST)
BJP candidates leading in Barkhetry, Dharmapur, Dibrugarh, Lumding, Majuli and Sadiya constituencies.
May 19, 2016
09:22 (IST)
BJP leading in Dibrugarh, Moran, Lahoal and Tingkhong constituencies.
May 19, 2016
09:20 (IST)
76 trends available till now in Assam. The BJP-led alliance is leading in 44 seats, the Congress-led alliance is leading in 19 and AIUDF is leading in 12 seats.
May 19, 2016
09:17 (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is leading over his nearest BJP rival Kamakhya Prasad Tasa by over 405 votes in the first round of counting of postal ballots in the key constituency of Titabar.


May 19, 2016
09:14 (IST)
Former Assam chief minister and AGP leader Prafulla Kumar Mahanta leading from Barhampur.
May 19, 2016
09:07 (IST)
Gap between BJP and Congress widening considerably now in Assam. BJP alliance is leading in 32 seats, Congress in 9 seats.
May 19, 2016
09:03 (IST)
Early trends show BJP-led alliance is leading in Assam. Total trends available: 29 - BJP+ leading in 20 seats, Congress in 8 seats and Badruddin Ajmal's AIUDF in 1 seat.
May 19, 2016
09:01 (IST)
In Assam, three heavyweights are leading in their constituencies.


May 19, 2016
08:58 (IST)
Early trends show BJP-led alliance is leading in Assam. Total trends available: 23 - BJP+ leading in 16 seats, Congress in 7 seats.
May 19, 2016
08:56 (IST)
I have asked Ma Kamakhya for an opportunity to serve the people, not power. I leave the verdict to the people of Assam: Tarun Gogoi to NDTV.


May 19, 2016
08:56 (IST)
BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma leading from Jalukbari.
May 19, 2016
08:48 (IST)
BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal is leading from Majuli.
May 19, 2016
08:48 (IST)
Good luck to Sarbananda Sonowal, says Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi
May 19, 2016
08:46 (IST)
11 early leads from Assam - BJP-led alliance leading on 6 seats, Congress leading on 5
May 19, 2016
08:37 (IST)
After visiting a temple, BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal arrives at counting centre in Majuli.


May 19, 2016
08:29 (IST)
First early lead from Assam - Congress leading in 1 seat.
May 19, 2016
08:27 (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at Guwahati's famous Kamakhya temple.


May 19, 2016
08:27 (IST)
Counting begins at 8 am in Assam to decide the fate of 1,064 candidates in 51 counting centres comprising 143 counting halls and 1,771 counting tables.
May 19, 2016
08:08 (IST)
Counting begins in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry. Postal ballots to be opened first.
May 19, 2016
07:54 (IST)

May 19, 2016
07:51 (IST)
We are optimistic that the people of Assam will give us a chance to form the government. We will stick to Mission 84 (on the number of seats he expects): BJP's Sarbananda Sonowal.
May 19, 2016
07:48 (IST)
Prayed for people of Assam, says @sarbanandsonwal after his temple visit.
May 19, 2016
07:23 (IST)
BJP flags in Assam's Guwahati.


May 19, 2016
07:15 (IST)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal visits a temple in Majuli.


May 19, 2016
07:08 (IST)
Inside the studio with Prannoy Roy and panelists.


May 19, 2016
07:01 (IST)

May 19, 2016
06:56 (IST)
I don't accept exit polls. This is not for the first time, earlier also exit polls have been found to be wrong like in Delhi elections and in Bihar also: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.


May 19, 2016
06:56 (IST)

May 19, 2016
06:49 (IST)
Exit polls were wrong. I am confident that we will get 30 to 40 seats in Assam: AIUDF leader Badruddin Ajmal.


May 19, 2016
06:38 (IST)
Empty chairs, and a few media crews at the Congress office in Guwahati.


May 19, 2016
06:37 (IST)
Counting begins at 8 am. It's a fine day for it - in Guwahati, it's a cool, rainy day. AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal has said he will personally feed the media crews sweets.
May 19, 2016
06:28 (IST)
The BJP targeted Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi for his advancing age and accused his government of widespread corruption and failure to bring development in the state.


May 19, 2016
06:22 (IST)
A Poll of Polls, aggregating five exit polls, shows the BJP winning Assam, its first North Eastern state, with 73 of the state's 126 seats.


May 19, 2016
06:18 (IST)
BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal predicted that his party is going to win over 84 seats in Assam.


May 19, 2016
06:16 (IST)

May 19, 2016
06:11 (IST)
In Assam, if voted to power, the BJP will form its first-ever government in the north-east, dislodging the Congress that stayed in power for 15 long years.


May 19, 2016
06:09 (IST)
In Assam, the Congress looks forward to retain power for the fourth successive term under Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. The BJP called for a 'parivartan' (change) and AIUDF aims to play the king-maker in the formation of the next government in Assam.


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