2016 Assembly Election Results of Assam [ Current News (Concise) ]

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With 87 seats (16.46 % votes) in the 126 member House Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and its association partners have won an absolute majority in 2016 Assam state assembly election. Only BJP has won 60 seats (29.5 % votes) on its own and create history by winning an Assam assembly election for the first time.

  • 14 seats with 8.1 % votes have been won by BJP’s ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) whereas another ally Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has bagged 13 seats with 3.9 % votes.
  • 26 seats with 31 % votes has been won by Indian National Congress (INC) and its ally All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won 13 seats with 13 % votes and one seat was won be an independent candidate.
  • Sarbananda Sonowal BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate has won from Majuli seat by beating his nearest opposition with more than 18000 votes.
  • With a margin of over 17000 votes Outgoing Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has won in Titabar seat.

Background:

  • 14th Assam legislative assembly general election was held in two phases on 4th April and 11th April 2016 to elect members of the 126 constituencies in Assam.
  • In this election Assam has created history with overall 84.72 % voting, which was increased compared to 2011 Assembly election with 75 % voting.
  • In 10 assembly constituencies Election Commission of India (ECI) also directed trials of 2300 Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines attached along with EVMs (electronic voting machines) in the state.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 20, 2016