LIVE: Election Results 2021 | Assam

 
Assam's 15th legislative assembly elections were held in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6 amid a deadly sweep of the devastating second wave of coronavirus across the country. Over 2.3 crore voters exercised their right to franchise to elect 126 MLAs to the state Assembly. Parties looking to form the government in the state must win at least 64 seats to gain an absolute majority. The closely-fought state election was marred by incidents of violence in the state’s Karimganj district after the Election Commission ordered fresh voting in one polling station in the district’s Ratabari seat following a controversy over officials transporting an electronic voting machine (EVM) in a BJP candidate's car. This election was fought mainly between the ruling BJP alliance and the opposition Congress alliance. The BJP alliance included Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL). The AGP fielded candidates from 26 seats and the UPPL from eight seats. Congress, that ruled the state for 15 years before finally losing to the BJP in 2016, did not enter the race alone for the first time. The BJP is taking on a grand alliance of Congress with eight parties that includes Congress’s former rival Badaruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF, regional outfit Anchalik Gana Morcha (AGM) and three Left parties. The BJP has fielded 92 candidates with its allies AGP fielding 26 and UPPL nominating 8 candidates for all three phases of polls in the state. The Congress fielded candidates from 94 Assembly constituencies with the rest of the constituencies being fought by its allies. Assam recorded a 82.04 per cent voter turnout in the three phases of the Assembly election
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