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Assam polls

BJP pockets 41% of total seats, marches ahead of Congress in Assam panchayat polls

The BJP has bagged 10,953 seats, followed by the Congress 8,646, Independents 2,927 as counting for the 26,808 posts across the state continued, Assam State Election Commissioner (ASEC) said in a press release.

Dec 16, 2018, 18:51 PM IST

BJP surges in Assam panchayat polls, CM Sarbananda Sonowal thanks voters

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the people for taking part in the election in large numbers and voting for "development and good governance".

Dec 15, 2018, 00:40 AM IST

Assam: 75% voter turnout in second phase of panchayat polls

Voting will continue till late in the night in 900 polling stations as many voters entered the polling stations in the last hour before the end of the stipulated time, Assam State Election Commissioner H N Bora told reporters here.

Dec 09, 2018, 20:33 PM IST

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.

May 19, 2016, 23:00 PM IST

Assam Assembly Election Results 2016 - As it happened

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!

May 19, 2016, 22:23 PM IST

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi admitted to hospital in Guwahati, details awaited

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has been hospitalised on Saturday evening following health related problems, according to ANI reports. 

Apr 30, 2016, 21:56 PM IST

Wanted terrorist neutralized in Assam, AK-81 assault rifle recovered

The Army deployed in poll-bound Assam neutralized a terrorist in Talpathar village in Tinsukia district today and recovered arms from his possession. 

Apr 27, 2016, 19:41 PM IST

Assam polls: AASU leaders slam Tarun Gogoi for commenting 'RSS behind 80s' students agitation'

Besides strong reactions from present and past AASU leaders, others have also expressed their reservations, saying that the people of Assam had spent from their own pockets to keep the movement going.

Apr 18, 2016, 18:48 PM IST

Shocking! Muslim man divorces wife after she votes for BJP in Assam

Estranged couples often have several reasons to end a long-term relationship, but this one has a bizarre political angle attached to it.

Apr 15, 2016, 17:19 PM IST

Assam Assembly Elections 2016: An overview

By - Manisha Singh/Sanjeeb Baruah

In a nutshell

Apr 11, 2016, 00:48 AM IST

Manmohan Singh, wife to vote in Assam polls on Monday

Manmohan Singh has been a member of the Rajya Sabha from Assam since 1991.

Apr 10, 2016, 23:15 PM IST

Assam elections 2016: Govt declares public holiday for April 11 polls

The first phase of polling in the state was held on April 4 while the second phase will commence on April 11.

Apr 10, 2016, 20:07 PM IST

Assam assembly polls: Hindu Bengali organisations skeptical of Modi's eviction policy, says report

“Modi is conspicuous by his silence on the issue of evicted Bengalis in Assam.” 

Apr 10, 2016, 19:26 PM IST

Assam elections: Will soon shield Indo-Bangla border; Congress shedding crocodile tears, says Rajnath

Rajnath Singh criticised the Congress for not taking any steps to solve the state's myriad and burning issues despite being in power for 15 years.

Apr 10, 2016, 19:03 PM IST

Assam polls: All corruption cases under Congress rule will be investigated, says Amit Shah

BJP will also initiate a CBI probe into all chit fund-related cases in Assam, BJP president Amit Shah said.

Apr 10, 2016, 18:46 PM IST

Elaborate security arrangements for 2nd phase of polling in Assam, Bengal on Monday

In Assam, 61 constituencies covering lower and central parts of the state will go to the polls in this phase.

Apr 10, 2016, 17:06 PM IST

Assembly elections 2016: Campaign ends in Assam, 31 West Bengal seats for April 11 vote

PM Narendra Modi, who led the campaign from the front for the BJP-AGP-BPF alliance in both the phases in Assam, addressed four election rallies.

Apr 09, 2016, 18:53 PM IST

Assam polls: If 'chaiwala' can become PM, why can't a perfume baron be a kingmaker, asks AIUDF

In 2014 Lok Sabha election, AIUDF equalled the Congress party figure in Assam by winning three seats.

Apr 09, 2016, 17:58 PM IST

Assembly Elections 2016: Assam sees decline in number of candidates with criminal records

The comparison has been done to understand the trend of engagement of money and muscle power along with other details of the candidates, an official release said.

Apr 08, 2016, 22:18 PM IST

Assam polls: PM Modi addresses rally

PM Modi is in Assam's Naogaon for the last phase of the election campaign. Watch the full news story to know more!

Apr 08, 2016, 16:23 PM IST