BJP candidates win by highest and lowest margins in Assam

BJP's Atul Bora has won by the highest margin of 1,30,197 votes from Dispur Assembly constituency while his party colleague Kishore Nath won by the lowest margin of 42 votes from Barak Valley's Borkhola seat in the Assam Assembly polls.

PTI| Last Updated: May 20, 2016, 14:56 PM IST

Guwahati: BJP's Atul Bora has won by the highest margin of 1,30,197 votes from Dispur Assembly constituency while his party colleague Kishore Nath won by the lowest margin of 42 votes from Barak Valley's Borkhola seat in the Assam Assembly polls.

Bora, who polled 1,98,378 votes, defeated sitting Congress MLA and former minister Akon Bora by the highest margin of votes in the state. Akon Bora had defeated him in the last polls by 9,247 votes.

BJP's Kishore Nath defeated Independent candidate Misbahul Islam Laskar by the lowest margin of only 42 seats in Borkhola which was represented by controversial Congress MLA Rumi Nath in the outgoing Assembly and she was relegated to the third position.

While only one candidate won by a margin of more than one lakh, seven won by more than 50,000 margin.

 

Former BJP state unit president Siddhartha Bhattacharya won by the second highest margin of 96,637 votes followed by the saffron party's alliance partner AGP's Ramendra Narayan Kalita from Gauhati (West) who won by a margin of 89,910 votes.

Bhattacharya was defeated in the 2011 Assembly polls by 77,403 votes by sitting Congress MLA Capt Robin Bordoloi while Kalita had finished third behind sitting Congress MLA Hemanta Talukdar and the BJP candidate.

BJP state election convener Himanta Biswa Sarma, who had held the record of winning by the highest margin of votes in the last assembly polls, won by 85,935 votes from Jalukbari assembly constituency bettering his last record of 77,403 votes.

 

Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who retained his Titabor assembly constituency, won by a much reduced margin of 17,495 votes than his last assembly polls winning margin of 54,199.BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal also won by a comfortable margin of 18,923 votes in Majuli (ST) over sitting Congress MLA and former minister Rajib Lochan Pegu. The saffron party's performance in the world's largest river island is indeed remarkable as it finished last in the last assembly polls with a mere 2500 votes.

Former two-time AGP Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also managed to retain his Baharampur constituency by a reduced margin of 5169 votes over Congress candidate Suresh Bora whom he had defeated in 2011 by 15902 votes.

 

Among others who managed to win by a very narrow margin are AIUDF's Ananta Kumar Malo over Congress minister Chandan Sarkar in Abhayapuri South by only 191 votes followed by sitting Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purukayastha who retained the Karimgnaj (North) seat by defeating former BJP MLA MissioN Ranjan Das by mere 468 votes.

Speaker of the outgoing Assembly Pranab Gogoi managed to retain the Sibasagar seat for Congress by winning by a low margin of 542 votes while his first time party contestant Gautam Dhanowar managed to win by only 782 votes to retain Doomdooma which was represented by his father Rameswar Dhanowar for the last eight consecutive terms.

Five candidates won by less than thousand votes, 41 candidates won by margin of votes ranging from one to ten thousand votes, 28 won by vote margin between ten to twenty thousand, 25 candidates with margin ranging from twenty to thirty thousand votes, 13 in the range of thirty to forty thousand votes and five with margins between forty to fifty thousands. PTI DG CR BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal also won by a comfortable margin of 18,923 votes in Majuli (ST) over sitting Congress MLA and former minister Rajib Lochan Pegu. The saffron party's performance in the world's largest river island is indeed remarkable as it finished last in the last assembly polls with a mere 2500 votes.

Former two-time AGP Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta also managed to retain his Baharampur constituency by a reduced margin of 5169 votes over Congress candidate Suresh Bora whom he had defeated in 2011 by 15902 votes.

Among others who managed to win by a very narrow margin are AIUDF's Ananta Kumar Malo over Congress minister Chandan Sarkar in Abhayapuri South by only 191 votes followed by sitting Congress MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purukayastha who retained the Karimgnaj (North) seat by defeating former BJP MLA MissioN Ranjan Das by mere 468 votes.

Speaker of the outgoing assembly Pranab Gogoi managed to retain the Sibasagar seat for Congress by winning by a low margin of 542 votes while his first time party contestant Gautam Dhanowar managed to win by only 782 votes to retain Doomdooma which was represented by his father Rameswar Dhanowar for the last eight consecutive terms.

Five candidates won by less than thousand votes, 41 candidates won by margin of votes ranging from one to ten thousand votes, 28 won by vote margin between ten to twenty thousand, 25 candidates with margin ranging from twenty to thirty thousand votes, 13 in the range of thirty to forty thousand votes and five with margins between forty to fifty thousands.