Assam Assembly Elections 2016 Results
BJP is all set to form the government in Assam as the final tally is out. BJP and its two poll allies AGP and BPF have secured 86 seats in the 126-member assembly. Catch all the latest updates here!
Assam election results: Newly-elected BJP MLAs to meet today to elect Sarbananda Sonowal as their leader
Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators in Assam will meet here on Sunday to elect Sarbananda Sonowal as the leader of the legislature party, formalising the choice as the new Chief Minister of the state.
Women representatives will thus comprise only 6.35 per cent of the 126-member house, lower than the 11.1 per cent in the last assembly.
Gogoi went to the Raj Bhawan this evening and tendered his resignation to the Governor who asked him to continue till the new government assumes office.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday thanked the people of the northeastern state for `overwhelming love`.
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday crushed the Opposition and Tamil Nadu's AIADMK proved exit polls wrong by retaining power in Assembly elections. On the other hand, the BJP stormed to power in Assam while the Left made a comeback in Kerala amid a washout in West Bengal.
Assembly Elections 2016: Mamata decimates Left in West Bengal, BJP routs Congress in Assam, Jayalalithaa creates history in Tamil Nadu, Left reclaims Kerala
The BJP on Thursday made history in Assam, decimating Congress which was dethroned in Kerala too even as Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee romped home for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.
BJP, AGP, BPF make history in Assam, win 86 seats; CM designate Sarbananda Sonowal thanks people for massive support
BJP President Amit Shah too has congratulated the prime minister and CM designate Sarbananda Sonowal over the emphatic victory in Assam.
Assembly Elections 2016: Across India, people are placing their faith in BJP, says PM Modi (Watch video)
PM Modi said on Thursday - "I thank the people of this country for reposing faith in the BJP."
Taken aback by the drubbing the Left Front-Congress alliance received in the West Bengal assembly polls, two opposition leaders, who played a key role in forging the unlikely pact, on Thursday blamed the "adverse political atmosphere" and the "selective transfer of BJP votes in specific constituencies" for the electoral debacle.
After the terrible drubbing BJP faced in Delhi and Bihar, Amit Shah seems to have revived his Midas touch capturing power in Assam for the first time and opening an account in Kerala.
Neither of these two achievements can be understated as the North East and South of India have traditionally eluded the BJP, remaining in the tight grip of Congress, Left or Regional parties.