New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated BJP's Assam unit for the "commendable performance" by winning nearly half of the 743 wards and 74 municipal boards and town committees in the state.
"I congratulate Assam BJP for the commendable performance of the Party in the Municipal Polls held across the State," he tweeted.
Of the results declared for 702 wards, BJP won in 340 wards followed by Congress 232, AGP-39, AIUDF-8, NCP-4, BPF and CPM with one each while Independents were victorious in 77.
In the 74 municipal boards and committees, BJP won in 30 bodies, Congress in 17, AGP in two, NCP in one while there was a tie between two parties in four and no majority in 10 bodies, he said.
More than 73 per cent of an estimated 14 lakh voters exercised their franchise in the polls held on February 9 to decide the fate of 2,900 candidates.