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Assam Assembly Election 2016 Results: BJP creates history by winning absolute majority with its allies

The BJP along with its ally parties won 86 seats of the 126-member Assam Assembly.

May 20, 2016 08:21 IST
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assam-map1Election Commission on 19 May 2016 announced results of 2016 Legislative Assembly Election of Assam. The elections were held in two phases on 4 April 2016 and 11 April 2016 for 126 assembly seats.

In the election, BJP and its alliance partners have won an absolute majority in Assam state assembly election. It has won 60 seats on its own in the 126 member House. Its ally AGP has won 14 seats while another ally BPF has bagged 12 seats.

BJP has thus made history by winning an assembly election in the state. Ruling Congress has bagged 26 seats, AIUDF 13 and one seat has gone to an independent.

Results as declared

Party

Won

Bharatiya Janata Party

60

Indian National Congress

26

All India United Democratic Front

13

Asom Gana Parishad

14

Bodoland Peoples Front

12

Independent

1

Total

126

BJP Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal has won from Majuli seat, defeating his nearest rival by more than 18000 votes. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has won in Titabar, with a margin of over 17000 votes.

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Comment

This thumping win of BJP in north-east India can be seen as its entry in the north-eastern part of India or expanding political influence beyond its traditional heartland. The interesting fact of the results is that the party managed to break into Congress stronghold.

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