Assam Election Results 2021: Assam voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is set to retain Assam, heading for a comfortable majority in the northeastern state. "It is a victory of development over appeasement," said Assam Health Minister and senior BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma over the party's performance in the northeastern state.Counting of votes for the assembly elections in the state is underway with strict adherence to health protocols as it is taking place amid a raging second wave of COVID-19. An average 82.04 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the elections to 126 assembly constituencies in Assam.
A three-tier security apparatus has also been arranged at the 331 counting halls across Assam that voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6, Election Commission officials said.
At least 15 rounds of sanitisation will be carried out at each polling centre, besides social distancing and other precautions, including a ban on gatherings, will be strictly followed, officials said.
Here are the updates on Assam Election Results 2021:
Ripun Bora Resigns From Assam Congress President Post After Defeat In Assembly Polls
Taking responsibility for the Congress' defeat in Assam Assembly elections, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee President Ripun Bora on Sunday tendered his resignation from the post.
"I do hereby tender my resignation from the post of President, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee owing responsibility of the humiliating defeat of my party in the Assam Assembly Election 2021," Mr Bora said.
In the 126-member Assam assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 55 seats and is leading on 5. Its alliance partner AGP has won nine seats while United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) secured six seats.
BJP Set To Return To Power In Assam With Fewer Seats
The ruling BJP-led alliance is set to make a comeback in Assam in the first Assembly election after the Citizenship (Amendment) Act was enacted with the declaration of results on Sunday, although winning less number of seats compared to the 2016 polls.
The alliance has won or is leading so far in 62 seats (48 wins and 24 leads) out of the 126 constituencies of the state and 64 seats are needed to get a simple majority.
As per the latest results on the Election Commission website, the BJP won 35 seats and is leading in 22 others. Its ally, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), won eight seats and is leading in one, while the third constituency of the alliance, the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL), bagged five seats and is leading in one.
BJP-led NDA crosses majority mark of 64 in Assam Assembly, news agency PTI reported quoting Election Commission
Assam Assembly poll has broken ''jinx'' that minorities don't vote for BJP: Jitendra Singh
With the ruling BJP-led alliance in Assam set to form the government for the second consecutive term, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the assembly poll has broken the "jinx" that minorities do not vote for the BJP as it has received huge support in the Muslim dominated areas and constituencies.
He hoped that in the second term of governance, Assam will, along with the entire north eastern region, emerge as a leading player in the post-COVID economy and growth for not only the north east but of the whole of India.
BJP committed to develop all communities in Assam: State Party Chief
With the BJP all set to retain power in Assam, the party's state chief Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Sunday said the BJP-led alliance is committed to develop all the communities of the state with blessings of the people.
He also thanked every party worker, state and national leaders of the party for their hard work and sacrifice for this result.
"It is now just a formality to form the next government because of the extreme love and affection of the people of the state," Mr Dass said on his Facebook page.
People have rejected the politics of polarisation: Assam Minister
"People have decisively voted for the BJP. They have rejected the politics of polarisation. The opposition alliance had no concrete plan for the state nor any work to talk about. Their sole agenda was to polarise the vote, and the people of Assam saw through it, and voted for progress and development. We are happy for the decisive victory under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi and will continue to work hard to take Assam forward on the path to progress," said Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Assam polls: NDA ahead in 78 seats
The ruling BJP-led alliance in Assam is leading in 78 of the state's 126 assembly constituencies and looks set to form the government for the second consecutive term, though the results are yet to be announced officially.
The opposition Grand Alliance spearheaded by the Congress is ahead in 45 constituencies.
According to the trends available till Sunday evening, the BJP is leading in 58 seats and its partners- Asom Gana Parishad is ahead in 11 and United People''s Party, Liberal in eight assembly segments.
Assam Election Results 2021: It is a victory of development over appeasement, says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
"This is a great victory. It is a victory of development over appeasement. The people have chosen development," said Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
In Assam, the BJP is leading in 78 of the 126 seats, far ahead of its nearest rival Congress, which campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion, according to latest figures.
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Rajnath Singh congratulated the BJP for "victory in Assam"
"Pro-people policies of Narendra Modi led government and state governments under Sarbananda Sonowal once again helped BJP in winning assembly elections in Assam": Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted as he congratulated the BJP for "victory in Assam"
Congress claims it will win in Assam despite trends favouring BJP
Despite trends till Sunday afternoon showing a comeback for the BJP in Assam, the Congress claimed that the Grand Alliance of the opposition parties will emerge victorious and form the government once the final results are out.
All India Congress Committee National General Secretary Jitendra Singh said the trends so far will be reversed in the next two to four hours.
"I am still saying that the ''Mahajot'' will form the government. Only 3-4 rounds are over at this moment, while counting will continue for more than 15 rounds in most of the seats," said Mr Singh, the in-charge of Assam Congress.
BPF's sitting MLA and Minister Pramila Rani Brahma loses to UPPL's Lawrence Islary in Kokrajhar East.
Election Commission writes to Chief Secretaries of all States/Union Territories to "prohibit victory celebrations urgently". It also directs that responsible SHOs and other officers must be suspended immediately and criminal and disciplinary actions must be initiated against them
Assam Assembly Polls Results: NDA Set To Retain Power
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance is set to retain Assam, heading for a comfortable majority in the northeastern state. By noon today, the party was leading in 81 seats, crossing the majority mark, while the opposition Mahajot led by the Congress party led in 45.
Going by current trends, the BJP-led alliance could garner over 90 seats while the Mahajot would have to remain content with a little over 35.
Voting for these elections took place in three phases between March 27 and April 1.
Assam Election Results 2021: BJP set to get 90+ seats in Assam, as per early leads
The latest forecast from NDTV Election Desk showed that the BJP is poised to get 90+ seats in Assam. Health warning - these are very early leads.
The BJP has crossed the majority mark and is far ahead of its nearest rival Congress, which campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion, as per the leads.
Assam Election Results 2021: People blessed us, BJP to retain power in Assam , says Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Elated over the initial trends of Assam poll results, which showed that the BJP has an edge over its rivals, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday exuded confidence that the BJP-led alliance will retain power in the state.
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, trends available on the Election Commission website at 12.15 pm showed.
"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," Mr Sonowal told reporters.
Asked if the ruling coalition will be able to bag 100 seats, as claimed by the saffron camp ahead of the polls, he said, "The trends are completely in favour of the BJP. The party will achieve its target. However, we will have to wait for the final results."
Assam Election Results 2021: It is clear that BJP will form government in Assam, says Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
"As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam," said Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal
Assam Election Results 2021: Jailed Activist Akhil Gogoi Leading In Sibsagar
Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi is leading in Sibsagar and Himanta Biswa Sarma is leading in Jalukbari constituency.
Assam Election Results 2021: BJP crosses half-way mark in early leads
The BJP has crossed the half-way mark in early leads, ahead of its nearest rival Congress, which campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion in Assam.
Assam Election Results 2021: How are candidates faring
Assam poll results: Latest trend shows BJP leading on 6 seats, AGP in 2
The counting of votes in the Assam polls has commenced and early trends have started to pour in showing Bharatiya Janata Party leading on six seats while Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) is leading on two seats.
Meanwhile, Congress and Bodoland Peoples Front are leading on one seat each.
The election schedule spread across four states and one Union Territory began on March 27 and continued till April 29.
Assam Election Results 2021: Unused EVM found at counting centre
An unused EVM was found inside a trunk at the counting centre premises here on Saturday
evening, a government release said.
On being found, District Election Officer Megh Nidhi Dahal along with Returning Officers rushed to the spot to enquire about the machine. Contesting candidates too reached the spot.
On investigation, it was found that the unused EVM which had been kept in reserve on polling day, had inadvertently found its way to the counting venue. The release said no votes had been polled on the machine.
It was opened before contesting candidates who were satisfied that there was no misuse the unused EVM was immediately taken for safe storage to an EVM warehouse adjacent to the Deputy Commissioner's office.
Assam Election Results 2021: BJP leading on 6 seats
Assam Election Results 2021: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of BJP leading in Majuli, show early trends
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal leading in Majuli. Leader of opposition in Assam and Congress candidate Debabrata Saikia trailing in Nazira, show early trends.
Assam Election Results 2021: Assam and Bengal will be going to BJP, there is no doubt about that”: PKD Nambiar, political analyst
Assam Election Results 2021: Main contest between alliances led by the BJP and Congress
In Assam, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is seeking a second term after a thumping win in the 2016 elections where the party ended Tarun Gogoi-led Congress' 15-year rule, when it won 86 out of 126 seats.
The main contest is between the alliances led by the BJP and Congress.
The BJP-led led alliance also includes the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).
The Congress has stitched a broad alliance called the Mahajot which includes All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation, the Anchalik Gana Marcha (AGM) and the Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF).
Jailed activist Akhil Gogoi''s Raijor Dal has stitched an alliance with Assam Jatiya Parishad.
Assam Election Results 2021: Whoever wins elections such victories are pyrrhic, says Kapil Sibal on result day
As the counting of votes for the Assembly elections began in the four states- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Union Territory of Puducherry on Sunday, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that whoever wins such victories are pyrrhic as saving lives in this unprecedented time when the country is rattled with second wave of COVID-19 is important.
"On today's election results: Whoever wins such victories are pyrrhic. Today what matters is: Saving lives," former Union Minister tweeted.
The counting of votes began at 8 am today for the high-stakes assembly polls in four states- Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and the union territory of Puducherry adhering to COVID-19 protocols.
Assam Election Results 2021: Early trends how BJP leads in Assam
BJP is leading in Assam, the early trends show as votes are being counted for state elections held amid a huge Covid surge.. Meanwhile, in Bengal, the BJP and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool are locked in a close fight, DMK has made gains in Tamil Nadu and in Kerala, LDF and UDF are neck and neck.
Assam Assembly Election Results 2021: Prominent contestants
Prominent contestants in Assam include Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, senior minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP state president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Asom Gana Parishad chief Atul Bora, and senior Congress leaders Pradyut Bordoloi and Debabrata Saikia.
Assam Election Results 2021: Electoral fate of 946 candidates will be decided during the counting exercise in Assam
Counting of votes got underway on Sunday morning for the Assam assembly elections, with most exit polls predicting a victory for the BJP-led alliance for the second time in a row.
The electoral fate of 946 candidates including 74 women, who contested the three-phase polls for the 126-member assembly, will be decided during the exercise.
Counting started at 8 am in 331 designated halls where the Election Commission has put in place various measures to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, as the state has witnessed a surge in cases.
A three-tier security apparatus has also been installed outside the counting centres.
Assam Election Results 2021: Congress not to participate in election debates on counting day
The Congress on Saturday decided that it will not participate in election debates on television on Sunday when the results for assembly polls for five states are out.
Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said in view of the serious coronavirus situation in the country, the party''s spokespersons will not participate on the TV debates after poll results are out.
The results for assembly elections in states of Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala would be declared on May 2.
Counting On For Assam, Other States Amid Huge Covid Crisis
Counting of votes has started for elections held in Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry in March-April amid a devastating Covid surge that has overwhelmed the country's health care system.
In Assam the BJP is looking for a second straight term and has allied with the Asom Gana Parishad and the UPPL (United People's Party Liberal). The Congress campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion.
Counting of votes for Assembly Elections 2021 begins
Counting of votes for Assembly Elections 2021 begins. Votes being counted across Assam, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
Assam Election Results 2021: Visuals from counting locations in Dibrugarh
Assam Extends Night Curfew Till May 7 Amid Covid Surge
The Assam government on Friday extended the night curfew till May 7, following a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state.
The restrictions on movement of individuals from 8 pm to 5 am were to end on Saturday.
All shops and market places will close by 6 pm, though pharmacies, hospitals, animal care centres and veterinary clinics may operate without restrictions, being providers of essential services, according to an official order by Chief Secretary Jishnu Baruah.
Assam Election Results 2021: 'Will Come To Power Once Again': Sarbananda Sonowal Ahead Of Counting
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, confident about winning the state elections with an enhanced mandate, said the people "have shown their love" by voting for the BJP and its allies.
"Once again the BJP-led alliance will come to power. People have shown their love for us by voting us and we will reciprocate the love by working for the people of the state," the chief minister told reporters.
"I am hopeful that the people will continue to show their love and support the government at all times," Mr Sonowal said.
Various exit polls have also predicated that BJP will retain power in the state.
Only candidates who have received both vaccine doses or have tested negative will be allowed entry in counting venues
Only candidates and their agents, who have received both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine or have tested negative for the infection, will be allowed to enter a counting venue on Sunday.
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.
Assam Assembly Election Results 2021: Covid Protocol During Counting Of Votes
Considering the fact that coronavirus infection is raging in Assam, steps have been taken to ensure that COVID guidelines are strictly followed during the counting.
Arrangements have been made for sanitising the counting venues frequently during the process.
Wearing of face masks and use of sanitisers have been made mandatory for entering the counting halls.
EVMs and VVPATs at the well-ventilated counting venues will be sanitised before the commencement of the process.
Tables will be placed in the counting halls in such a way so that social distancing norms are maintained.
Unlike in 2016 assembly elections when there were 143 counting halls with 14 tables each, the number of tables has been reduced to seven per hall this time.
Assam Assembly Election Results 2021: How To Check Assam Election Result 2021 Online
The result for the Assam Assembly election 2021, which were held in 3 phases - March 27, April 1 and April 6 - will be declared today (May 2). The counting of votes will begin at 8 am and initial leads are expected soon after. The Assam Assembly comprises of 126 seats, one for each MLA from 126 Assembly constituencies in the state. The majority mark for the Assam Assembly is 64 seats.
Assam recorded an average 82.04 per cent voter turnout in the 3-phase elections. The BJP, which is the incumbent government in the state, is in an alliance with Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People's Party Liberal (UPPL). The Congress-led 'Mahajot' or grand allaince of 10 parties in Assam includes Badruddin Ajmal's party AIDUF and the Bodoland People's Front as the main partners. The third front in Assam is the United Regional Front, which includes Lurinjyoti Gogoi's Assam Jatiya Parishad and Akhil Gogoi's Raijor Dal.
Assam Election Results 2021: Assam Bans Victory Rally On Counting Day, Extends Night Curfew Till May 7
COVID-19 cases, the Assam government on Friday banned victory rallies across the state on May 2, when Assembly election results will be declared. The government has also extended the night curfew across the state till May 7.
The state government has released two separate notification in this regard.
"Any victory procession or assembly at any public place during and after the counting on 02.05.2021 is prohibited," the notification released by the government said.
It has specified that winning candidate will only be accompanied by two persons while the cracking of fire crackers and usage of loud speakers has been prohibited.
"Assam BJP, Allies Will Win 83 Seats": State Party Chief Ahead Of Results
The BJP, along with its alliance partners in Assam, will win 83 seats claimed its state party chief, Ranjeet Kumar Dass, on Friday, two days before the election results. The projection is far below the 100 seats the BJP claimed to win but comfortably above the majority mark of 64. The state Assembly strength is 126.
Explaining the break-up of numbers, Mr Dass said the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) will suffer reverses and will have to settle with just eight seats. The BJP will win 70 seats, he said, adding the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL), another partner, will win five seats.
The BJP, project exit polls, is set to retain power in Assam by winning 73 of 126 seats. Exit polls, however, often get it wrong
Assam Election Results 2021: Visuals from outside a counting centre at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre in Guwahati
Assam Election Results 2021: Poll Of Exit Polls On Assam
The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is likely to retain power in Assam, NDTV's poll of exit polls, an aggregate of exit polls, has predicted.
The BJP is expected to win 72 of 126 seats. The Congress is likely to win 53 seats, says the poll of exit polls.
Assam Election Results 2021: BJP looking for a second straight term
In Assam the BJP is looking for a second straight term and has allied with the Asom Gana Parishad and the UPPL (United People's Party Liberal) to secure the state. The Congress campaigned hard to reclaim its one-time bastion. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma are two of the biggest names on the ballot.
Counting halls up by 200% due to COVID norms; nearly a lakh personnel to count votes on Sunday
Beginning 8 am on Sunday, the counting of votes for the 822 Assembly seats spread across West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala and Puducherry will take place at 2,364 counting halls following the COVID-19 protocols, the Election Commission (EC) said on Saturday.
In 2016, the total number of counting halls was 1,002. The over-200-per cent increase is due to the distancing norms being followed by the poll panel to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
West Bengal will have the maximum number of 1,113 counting halls, Kerala 633, Assam 331, Tamil Nadu 256 and Puducherry 31, the Election Commission said.
Assam Assembly Elections: Counting Of Votes Amid Strict Covid Protocols
The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements for counting of votes on May 2 for the Assam assembly polls by putting in place measures to ensure strict adherence to health protocols, as it is taking place amid a raging second wave of COVID-19, an official said on Saturday.
A three-tier security apparatus has also been arranged at the 331 counting halls across the state that voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6.
Considering the fact that coronavirus infection is raging in the state, steps have been taken to ensure that Covid guidelines are strictly followed during the counting.