Assam Election Result 2021: BJP emerges victorious with 33.21% vote share; Congress gets 29.67% votes

The ruling BJP-led alliance in Assam is all set to form the government for the second consecutive term

FP Staff May 03, 2021 11:02:13 IST
Assam Election Result 2021: BJP emerges victorious with 33.21% vote share; Congress gets 29.67% votes

File photo of Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal. PTI

The Bharatiya Janata Party, which emerged victorious in the Assam Assembly election 2021, has garnered a vote share of 33.21 percent, as per the Election Commission's figures.

The Congress got the second-highest vote share at 29. 67 percent.

Among other major political parties, the Assam Gana Parishad got 7.91 percent votes while the All India United Democratic Front got 9.29 percent votes.

The ruling BJP-led alliance in Assam is all set to form the government for the second consecutive term.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal defeated his nearest Congress rival and former Congress Minister Rajib Lochan Pegu by 43,192 votes to retain his Majuli seat for the second consecutive term.

Among the prominent candidates who won are state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who retained his Jalukbari constituency for the fifth consecutive term defeating his Congress opponent Romen Chandra Borthakur by a whopping 1,01,911 votes, improving upon his previous record of 85,935 votes in 2016. Speaker of the outgoing assembly Hitendra Nath Goswami, who was trailing in the earlier rounds behind former Congress MLA Rana Goswami, managed to clinch a victory by a margin of 6488 votes. His deputy Aminul Haque Laskar, however, lost the race in Sonai constituency to AIUDF's Karimuddin Barbhuiya.

Congress Legislature Party Leader Debabrata Saikia managed a slender win over BJP's Mayur Borgohain by 683 votes. Among the prominent losers is Congress state unit president Ripun Bora, who was defeated by BJP's Utpal Borah in Gohpur by 29,294 votes.

With inputs from PTI

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