2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election

Summary

The 2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election was the 15th quinquennial legislative assembly election held in the Indian state of Assam from March 27 to April 6 in three phases, to elect 126 MLAs to the 15th Assam Legislative Assembly. The votes were counted and the result declared on Sunday, 2 May. The term of the previous Fourteenth Legislative Assembly of Assam ended on 31 May 2021.[6]

2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election

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All 126 seats in the Assam Legislative Assembly
64 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Registered23,436,864
Turnout82.42%[1] (Decrease2.30%)
  Majority party Minority party
  Himanta Biswa Sarma,.jpg Debabrata Saikia.png
Leader Himanta Biswa Sarma Debabrata Saikia
Party BJP INC
Alliance NDA Mahajot
Leader since 2021 2016
Leader's seat Jalukbari Nazira
Last election 86 26
Seats before 71 43
Seats won 75 50
Seats after 79[2][3] 28[2][a][b]
Seat change Decrease11 Increase24
Popular vote 8,556,059 8,396,486
Percentage 44.51% 43.68%
Swing Increase2.61% Increase12.72%

Assam Legislative Assembly election, 2021.svg

Assam Legislative Assembly election results party wise.svg
Seats by party
  Bharatiya Janata Party : 60 seats
  Asom Gana Parishad : 9 seats
  Indian National Congress : 29 seats
  Independent : 1 seat

India Assam Legislative election by coalition 2021.svg
Seats by coalition
  Mahajot : 50 seats
  Independent: 1 seat

Chief Minister before election

Sarbananda Sonowal
BJP

Elected Chief Minister

Himanta Biswa Sarma
BJP

The election saw the incumbent BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) retaining power with 75 seats, which marks the first time a non-INC alliance winning consecutive terms in the state. The Mahajot led by INC won 50 seats, increasing its tally from 26 in 2016.[7] Jailed activist and Raijor Dal founder and President Akhil Gogoi contested the election as an independent candidate and won the Sibsagar seat by a margin of 11,875 votes.[8]

BackgroundEdit

 
Constituencies of Assam Legislative Assembly

The election in 2016 brought a change of power as the Indian National Congress (INC), which had formed the government under Tarun Gogoi since 2001, lost its majority to the Bharatiya Janata Party led by Sarbananda Sonowal.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census, 61.5% were Hindus, 34.22% were Muslims.[9][10] Christian minorities (3.7%) are mostly among some of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (SC/ST) population.[11]

The six communities in Assam[12] – Maran, Matak, Tai Ahom, Chutia, Koch Rajbongshi and the tea tribes have been demanding grant of ST status since a long time. These six communities are numerous and would play a major role in the elections. The Scheduled Tribe population (both ST(Plains) and ST(Hills) combined in Assam is around 13% of which the Bodo people (an indigenous Assamese community) account for 40% and the Scheduled Caste population is about 7.4% of which the Kaibarta and Jal Keot (both indigenous Assamese & migrant Bengali communities) combined account for about 36%.[13]

Out of 32 districts of Assam, 11 are Muslim majority according to the 2011 census.[14] These districts are Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai, Karimganj, South Salmara–Mankachar, Hailakandi, Darrang and Bongaigaon.[15][16][17] Bodos have a population share of 12% and the Kaibarta and Jal Keot have a total share of about 10% (all of which are a part of the indigenous Assamese community).[18] The share of the indigenous Assamese communities in Assam was about 47% in the 2001 census which has reduced to about 40-45% in 2016 as predicted by the experts. Indigenous Assamese Muslims, also known as Khilonjia Muslims, include ethnic groups such as Goria and Moria, and are estimated to be around 40 lakhs in population out of a total 1 crore (4 million out of 10 million) muslims in Assam.[19]

Voter statisticsEdit

According to the CEO office, 23,374,087 General electors were eligible to vote in the Assam Assembly election. Of these, 132,081 voters had disabilities, 289,474 voters were above the age of 80, 1,281,918 were newly enrolled voters, and 505,874 voters were in the age group of 18–19 years. Apart from these, there were also 63,074 service voters.[20] More than 1.08 lakh D-voters were barred from casting their votes in this election.[21]

Total electors Male voters Female voters Third Gender Voters Service voters Overseas electors
23,437,172 11,823,286 11,550,403 398 63,074 11

ScheduleEdit

 
The Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora holding a press conference to announce the schedule for Legislative Assembly election of Assam along with West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry, in New Delhi on February 26, 2021. The Election Commissioners, Sushil Chandra and Rajiv Kumar and the senior officials of ECI are also seen.
Poll Event Phase
I II III
Constituencies 47 39 40
Map of constituencies and their phases  
Date of Issue of Notification 2 March 2021 5 March 2021 12 March 2021
Last Date for filling nomination 9 March 2021 12 March 2021 19 March 2021
Scrutiny of nomination 10 March 2021 15 March 2021 20 March 2021
Last Date for Withdrawal of nomination 12 March 2021 17 March 2021 22 March 2021
Date of Poll 27 March 2021 1 April 2021 6 April 2021
Date of Counting of Votes 2 May 2021
Source: Election Commission of India

Parties and alliancesEdit

  NDAEdit

 
Map of the seat sharing arrangements between the parties of NDA for the 2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election.
Party Symbol Leader Contesting Seats
Bharatiya Janata Party BJP   Himanta Biswa Sarma 93
Asom Gana Parishad AGP   Atul Bora 29
United People's Party Liberal UPPL   Pramod Boro 11

  MahajotEdit

 
Map of the seat sharing arrangements between the parties of Mahajath or the UPA for the 2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election.
Party Symbol Leader Seat Share
Indian National Congress INC   Debabrata Saikia 95
All India United Democratic Front AIUDF   Badruddin Ajmal 20
Bodoland People's Front BPF   Hagrama Mohilary 12
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI(M)   Deben Bhattacharyya 2
Communist Party of India CPI   Munin Mahanta 1
Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation CPI (ML)L   Rupun Sarma 1
Anchalik Gana Morcha AGM Ajit Kumar Bhuyan 1
Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD   Hira Devi 1

  URFEdit

 
Map of the seat sharing arrangements between the parties of United Regional Front for the 2021 Assam Legislative Assembly election.
No. Symbol Leader(s) Contesting Seats
Assam Jatiya Parishad AJP   Lurinjyoti Gogoi 82
Raijor Dal RD   Akhil Gogoi 29

  Parties not in any coalitionEdit

Party Symbol Leader Contesting Seats
National People's Party[22] NPP   5

CandidatesEdit

Assembly Constituency NDA Mahajot[23] Voting

Phase/Date

No. Name Party Candidates Party Candidate
Karimganj District
1 Ratabari (SC) BJP Bijoy Malakar INC Sambhu Sing Mallah 01-04-2021
2 Patharkandi BJP Krishnendu Paul INC Sachin Sahoo
3 Karimganj North BJP Dr. Manash Das INC Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha
4 Karimganj South AGP Aziz Ahmed Khan INC Siddique Ahmed
5 Badarpur BJP Biswarup Bhattacharjee AIUDF Abdul Aziz
Hailakandi District
6 Hailakandi BJP Milan Das AIUDF Jakir Hussain Laskar 01-04-2021
7 Katlicherra BJP Subrata Nath AIUDF Suzamuddin Laskar
8 Algapur AGP Aptabuddin Laskar AIUDF Nizamuddin Choudhury
Cachar District
9 Silchar BJP Dipayan Chakraborty INC Tamal Kanti Banik 01-04-2021
10 Sonai BJP Aminul Haque Laskar AIUDF Karimuddin Barbhuiya
11 Dholai (SC) BJP Parimal Suklabaidya INC Kamakhya Prasad Mala
12 Udharbond BJP Mihir Kanti Shome INC Ajit Singh
13 Lakhipur BJP Kaushik Rai INC Mukesh Pandey
14 Barkhola BJP Amalendu Das INC Misbahul Islam Laskar
15 Katigorah BJP Gautam Roy INC Khalil Uddin Mazumder
Dima Hasao District
16 Haflong (ST) BJP Nandita Garlosa INC Nirmal Langthasa 01-04-2021
Karbi Anglong District
17 Bokajan (ST) BJP Numal Momin INC Raton Engti 01-04-2021
18 Howraghat (ST) BJP Dorsing Ronghang INC Sanjeeb Teron
19 Diphu (ST) BJP Bidya Sing Engleng INC Sum Ronghang
West Karbi Anglong District
20 Baithalangso (ST) BJP Roop Sing Terang INC Augustine Enghee 01-04-2021
South Salmara District
21 Mankachar AGP Javed Islam AIUDF Adv.Aminul Islam 06-04-2021
22 Salmara South BJP Ashadul Islam INC Wazid Ali Chaudhary
Dhubri District
23 Dhubri BJP Dr.Debamoy Sanyal AIUDF Nazrul Hoque 06-04-2021
24 Gauripur BJP Banendra Mushahary AIUDF Nijanur Rahman
25 Golakganj BJP Ashwini Roy Sarkar INC Abdus Sobahun Ali Sarkar
26 Bilasipara West BJP Abu Bakkar Siddique AIUDF Hafiz Bashir Ahmed
27 Bilasipara East BJP Ashok Kumar Singhi AIUDF Samsul Huda
Kokrajhar District
28 Gossaigaon UPPL Somnath Narzary BPF Majendra Narzary 06-04-2021
29 Kokrajhar West (ST) UPPL Manaranjan Brahma BPF Rabiram Narzary
30 Kokrajhar East (ST) UPPL Lawrence Islary BPF Pramila Rani Brahma
Chirang District
31 Sidli (ST) UPPL Jayanta Basumatary BPF Chandan Brahma 06-04-2021
Bongaigaon District
32 Bongaigaon AGP Phani Bhusan Choudhury INC Shankar Prasad Rai 06-04-2021
Chirang District
33 Bijni BJP Ajoy Kumar Roy BPF Kamal Singh Narzary 06-04-2021
Bongaigaon District
34 Abhayapuri North AGP Bhupen Ray INC Abdul Bhatim Khandkar 06-04-2021
35 Abhayapuri South (SC) AGP Punendra Banikya INC Pradip Sarkar
Goalpara District
36 Dudhnai (ST) BJP Shyamjit Rabha INC Jadab Sawargiary 06-04-2021
37 Goalpara East AGP Jyotish Das INC Abdul Kalam Rashid Alam
38 Goalpara West AGP Sheikh Shah Alam INC Md. Abdur Rashid Mandal
39 Jaleswar BJP Osman Goni INC Aftab Uddin Mollah
Barpeta District
40 Sorbhog BJP Sankar Chandra Das CPI(M) Manoranjan Talukdar 06-04-2021
Bajali District
41 Bhabanipur AGP Ranjit Deka AIUDF Foni Talukdar 06-04-2021
42 Patacharkuchi BJP Ranjeet Kumar Dass INC Santanu Sarma
Barpeta District
43 Barpeta AGP Gunindra Nath Das INC Abdur Rahim Ahmed 06-04-2021
44 Jania BJP Shahidul Islam AIUDF Hafiz Rafiqul Islam
45 Baghbor BJP Hasinara Khatun INC Sherman Ali Ahmed
46 Sarukhetri AGP Kalpana Patowary INC Jakir Hussain Sikdar
47 Chenga AGP Rabiul Hussain INC Sukur Ali Ahmed
Kamrup District
48 Boko (SC) AGP Jyoti Prasad Das INC Nandita Das 06-04-2021
49 Chaygaon AGP Kamala Kanta Kalita INC Rekibuddun Ahmed
50 Palasbari BJP Hemanga Thakuria INC Jatin Mali
Kamrup Metropolitan District
51 Jalukbari BJP Himanta Biswa Sarma INC Ramen Chandra Borthakur 06-04-2021
52 Dispur BJP Atul Bora INC Manjit Mahanta
53 Gauhati East BJP Siddhartha Bhattacharya INC Smt. Ashima Bordoloi
54 Gauhati West AGP Ramendra Narayan Kalita INC Smt. Mira Borthakur Goswami
Kamrup District
55 Hajo BJP Suman Haripriya INC Anowar Hussain 06-04-2021
56 Kamalpur BJP Diganta Kalita INC Kishor Bhattacharya 01-04-2021
57 Rangia BJP Bhabesh Kalita CPI(M) Dr Bhagwan Dev Misra
Baksa District
58 Tamulpur UPPL Leho Ram Boro BPF Ramdas Basumatary 06-04-2021
Nalbari District
59 Nalbari BJP Jayanta Malla Baruah INC Pradyut Kumar Bhuyan 01-04-2021
60 Barkhetry BJP Narayan Deka INC Diganta Barman 06-04-2021
61 Dharmapur BJP Chandra Mohan Patowary INC Ratul Patowary
Baksa District
62 Barama (ST) UPPL Bhupen Baro BPF Prabin Boro 06-04-2021
63 Chapaguri (ST) UPPL Urkhao Gwra Brahma BPF Hitesh Basumatary
Udalguri District
64 Panery BJP Biswajit Daimary BPF Karuna Kanta Swargiary 01-04-2021
Darrang District
65 Kalaigaon BJP Madhuram Deka BPF Durgadas Boro 01-04-2021
66 Sipajhar BJP Paramananda Rajbongshi INC Kuldip Barua
67 Mangaldoi (SC) BJP Gurujyoti Das INC Basanta Das
68 Dalgaon AGP Habibur Rahman INC Ilias Ali
Udalguri District
69 Udalguri (ST) UPPL Gobinda Basumatary BPF Rihon Daimary 01-04-2021
70 Majbat BJP Jitu Kissan BPF Charan Boro
Sonitpur District
71 Dhekiajuli BJP Ashok Singhal INC Benudhar Nath 27-03-2021
72 Barchalla BJP Ganesh Kumar Limbu INC Ram Prasad Sharma
73 Tezpur AGP Prithviraj Rabha INC Anuj Kumar Mech
74 Rangapara BJP Krishna Kamal Tanti INC Abhijit Hazarika
75 Sootea BJP Padma Hazarika INC Praneshwar Basumatary
Biswanath District
76 Biswanath BJP Promod Borthakur INC Anjan Borah 27-03-2021
77 Behali BJP Ranjit Dutta CPI(ML)L Bibek Das
Sonitpur District
78 Gohpur BJP Utpal Borah INC Ripun Bora 27-03-2021
Morigaon District
79 Jagiroad (SC) BJP Pijush Hazarika INC Swapan Kumar Mandal 01-04-2021
80 Marigaon BJP Rama Kanta Dewri CPI Munin Mahanta
81 Laharighat BJP Kadiru Jjaman Zinnah INC Asif Mohd Nazar
Nagaon District
82 Raha (SC) AGP Bishnu Das INC Sashi Kanta Das 01-04-2021
83 Dhing BJP Sanjib Kumar Bora AIUDF Alhaj Aminul Islam 27-03-2021
84 Batadroba BJP Angoorlata Deka INC Sibamoni Bora
85 Rupohihat BJP Nazir Hussain INC Nurul Hoda
86 Nowgong BJP Rupak Sharma INC Santanu Sarma 01-04-2021
87 Barhampur BJP Jitu Goswami INC Suresh Borah
88 Samaguri BJP Anil Saikia INC Rockybul Hussain 27-03-2021
89 Kaliabor AGP Keshab Mahanta INC Prasanta Kumar Saikia
Hojai District
90 Jamunamukh AGP Sadiqulla Bhuyan AIUDF Sirajuddin Ajmal 01-04-2021
91 Hojai BJP Ramkrishna Ghosh INC Debabrata Saha
92 Lumding BJP Sibu Misra INC Swapan Kar
Golaghat District
93 Bokakhat AGP Atul Bora IND Pranab Doley 27-03-2021
94 Sarupathar BJP Biswajit Phukan INC Roselina Tirkey
95 Golaghat BJP Ajanta Neog INC Bitupan Saikia
96 Khumtai BJP Mrinal Saikia INC Bismita Gogoi
97 Dergaon (SC) AGP Bhabendra Nath Bharali INC Bani Hazarika
Jorhat District
98 Jorhat BJP Hitendra Nath Goswami INC Rana Goswami 27-03-2021
Majuli District
99 Majuli (ST) BJP Sarbananda Sonowal INC Rajib Lochan Pegu 27-03-2021
Jorhat District
100 Titabar BJP Hemanta Kalita INC Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah 27-03-2021
101 Mariani BJP Ramani Tanti INC Rupjyoti Kurmi
102 Teok AGP Renupoma Rajkhowa INC Pallabi Gogoi
Sibsagar District
103 Amguri AGP Prodip Hazarika INC Angkita Dutta 27-03-2021
104 Nazira BJP Mayur Buragohain INC Debabrata Saikia
Charaideo District
105 Mahmara BJP Jogen Mohan INC Suruj Dehingia 27-03-2021
106 Sonari BJP Dharmeswar Konwar INC Sushil Kumar Suri
Sibsagar District
107 Thowra BJP Kushal Dowari INC Sushanta Borgohain 27-03-2021
108 Sibsagar BJP Surabhi Rajkonwar INC Subhramitra Gogoi
Lakhimpur District
109 Bihpuria BJP Amiya Kumar Bhuyan INC Bhupen Kumar Borah 27-03-2021
110 Naoboicha AGP Jayanta Khaund INC Bharat Narah
111 Lakhimpur BJP Manab Deka INC Joy Prakash
112 Dhakuakhana (ST) BJP Naba Kumar Doley INC Padma Lochan Doley
Dhemaji District
113 Dhemaji (ST) BJP Ranoj Pegu INC Sailen Sonowal 27-03-2021
114 Jonai (ST) BJP Bhubon Pegu INC Hema Hari Prasanna Pegu
Dibrugarh District
115 Moran BJP Chakradhar Gogoi INC Pranjal Ghatowar 27-03-2021
116 Dibrugarh BJP Prasanta Phukan INC Rajkumar Nilanetra Neog
117 Lahowal BJP Binod Hazarika INC Manoj Dhanowar
118 Duliajan BJP Terash Gowalla INC Dhruba Gogoi
119 Tingkhong BJP Bimal Bora INC Atuwa Munda
120 Naharkatia BJP Taranga Gogoi INC Pranatee Phukan
121 Chabua AGP Ponakan Barua INC Ajay Phukan
Tinsukia District
122 Tinsukia BJP Sanjoy Kishan RJD Hira Devi Choudhary 27-03-2021
123 Digboi BJP Suren Phukan INC Sibanath Chetia
124 Margherita BJP Bhaskar Sharma INC Manoranjan Borgohain
125 Doom Dooma BJP Rupesh Gowala INC Durga Bhumij
126 Sadiya BJP Bolin Chetia INC Lakhin Chandra Chetia

Source:[24][25][26]

Surveys and pollsEdit

Poll type Date published Polling agency Lead Ref.
NDA Mahajot Others
Exit poll 29 April 2021 Republic-CNX 74-84 40-50 1-3 24-44 [27]
India Today-Axis My India 75-85 40-50 1-4 25-45 [27]
India News-Jan Ki Baat 70-81 45-55 0-1 15-36 [27]
Sudarshan News 65-75 45-55 0-4 10-30 [28]
ABP News- CVoter 58-71 53-66 0-5 Hung [27]
News24-Today's Chanakya 70 56 0 14 [27]
TV9 Bharatvarsh-Polstrat 59-69 55-65 1-3 Hung [29]
Times Now-CVoter 65 59 2 6 [30]
Pratidin Time 67 59 0-4 8 [31]
India Ahead-P Marq 62-70 56-64 0-4 Hung [27]
Opinion poll 24 March 2021 TV9 Bharatvarsh 73 50 3 23 [32]
Times Now-CVoter 65-73 52-60 0-4 5-21 [33]
ABP News- CVoter 65-73 52-60 0-4 5-21 [34]
23 March 2021 India News-Jan Ki Baat 68-78 48-58 0 10-20 [35]
15 March 2021 ABP News- CVoter 64-72 52-60 0-2 4-20 [36]
8 March 2021 Times Now-CVoter 67 57 2 10 [37]
27 February 2021 ABP News- CVoter 68-76 47-55 0-3 13-29 [38]
18 January 2021 ABP News- CVoter 73-81 41-49 0-4 24-40 [39]

VotingEdit

 
Polling officials carrying the Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) and other necessary inputs required for the Assam Assembly Election, at a distribution centre, in Tinsukia, Assam on March 26, 2021.
 
Voters showing mark of indelible ink after their casting vote, at a polling booth, during the first phase of the Assam Assembly Election, at Kaliabhomora, Tezpur district, Assam on March 27, 2021.
 
A volunteer conducting thermal screening of the voters, at a polling booth, during the first phase of the Assam Assembly Election, at Kaliabhomora, Tezpur district, Assam on March 27, 2021.

TurnoutEdit

Phase wise voter turnout
Phase Turnout (in%)
Phase I 79.93
Phase II 80.96
Phase III 85.20
Total 82.42[1]

EventsEdit

The Election commission suspended four polling officials after a polled Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in Ratabari constituency in Karimganj district was transported to the strong room through a car belonging to relative of Krishnendu Paul, BJP candidate from neighbouring Patharkandi, after polling party's own car broke down during heavy rain on 9:00pm April 1, 2021. The commission also ordered for a repoll at the polling place where the EVM was taken from, despite all machines were packed and untouched.[40] The vehicle was stopped after a mob was informed and they spotted the EVMs in another vehicle reaching strong room. The video of the incident went viral.[41]

RepollEdit

On 10 April 2021, the Election Commission of India (ECI) declared the polling held on 1 April 2021 at four polling stations across three Assembly constituencies as 'void' under Section 58(1)(b) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The Commission also ordered a repoll in these booths to be held on 20 April 2021.[42]

ResultsEdit

Results by party/allianceEdit

75 50 1
NDA Mahajot IND

Seat share by alliance

  NDA (59.53%)
  Mahajot (39.68%)
  IND (0.79%)

Vote share by alliance

  NDA (44.51%)
  Mahajot (43.68%)
  Others (11.81%)
Alliance Party Popular vote Seats
Vote % ±pp Contested Won +/-
National
Democratic
Alliance
BJP 6,384,538 33.21  3.70 93 60  
AGP 1,519,777 7.91  0.23 29 9  5
UPPL 651,744 3.39  3.39 11 6  6
Total 8,556,059 44.51  2.61 126[c] 75  11
Mahajot INC 5,703,341 29.67  1.29 95 29  3
AIUDF 1,786,551 9.29  3.76 20 16  3
BPF 651,073 3.39  0.55 12 4  8
CPI(M) 160,758 0.84  0.29 2 1  1
IND[d] 27,749 0.14 1 0
CPI 27,290 0.14  0.08 1 0  
CPI(ML)L 26,403 0.14  0.05 1 0  
RJD 13,321 0.07  0.07 1 0  
Total 8,396,486 43.68  12.72 126 50  24
None 32 other
parties
911,054 4.74 N/A 0  
IND 1,139,423 5.93  5.11 N/A 1  
NOTA 219,578 1.14  0.02 N/A
Total 19,222,600 100 N/A 126
Valid Votes 19,222,600 99.52 N/A
Invalid votes 93,246 0.48
Turnout 19,315,846 82.42
Registered voters 23,436,864

Results By district/divisionEdit

District Seats
NDA Mahajot IND
Lower Assam Division
Barpeta 6 0 6 0
Kamrup Rural 6 4 2 0
Dhubri 5 0 5 0
Kamrup Metropolitan 4 4 0 0
Goalpara 4 0 4 0
Nalbari 3 2 1 0
Bongaigaon 3 1 2 0
Kokrajhar 3 1 2 0
Baksa 3 3 0 0
Bajali 2 1 1 0
Chirang 2 2 0 0
South Salmara-Mankachar 2 0 2 0
Total 43 18 25 0
Upper Assam Division
Dibrugarh 7 7 0 0
Tinsukia 5 5 0 0
Golaghat 5 5 0 0
Jorhat 4 2 2 0
Sivasagar 4 1 2 1
Charaideo 2 2 0 0
Majuli 1 1 0 0
Total 28 23 4 1
North Assam Division
Sonitpur 6 6 0 0
Lakhimpur 4 3 1 0
Darrang 4 1 3 0
Udalguri 3 2 1 0
Dhemaji 2 2 0 0
Biswanath 2 2 0 0
Total 21 16 5 0
Central Assam Division
Nagaon 8 3 5 0
Hojai 3 2 1 0
Morigaon 3 2 1 0
East Karbi Anglong 3 3 0 0
West Karbi Anglong 1 1 0 0
Dima Hasao 1 1 0 0
Total 19 12 7 0
Barak Valley Division
Cachar 7 4 3 0
Karimganj 5 2 3 0
Hailakandi 3 0 3 0
Total 15 6 9 0

Results by constituencyEdit

Assembly Constituency Winner Runner Up Margin Voting On
No. Name Candidate Party Votes % Candidate Party Votes %
Karimganj District
1 Ratabari (SC) Bijoy Malakar BJP 84,711 61.92 Sambhu Sing Mallah INC 48,490 35.44 36,221 01.04.2021
2 Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul BJP 74,846 49.66 Sachin Sahoo INC 70,379 46.7 4,467
3 Karimganj North Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha INC 60,998 41.57 Dr. Manash Das BJP 52,674 35.89 8,324
4 Karimganj South Siddique Ahmed INC 88,909 59.16 Aziz Ahmed Khan AGP 56,422 37.54 32,487
5 Badarpur Abdul Aziz AIUDF 74,452 56.62 Biswarup Bhattacharjee BJP 50,504 38.41 23,948
Hailakandi District
6 Hailakandi Jakir Hussain Laskar AIUDF 71,057 55.15 Milan Das BJP 47,303 36.72 23,754 01.04.2021
7 Katlicherra Sujam Uddin Laskar AIUDF 79,769 51.83 Subrata Nath BJP 66,798 43.41 12,971
8 Algapur Nizamuddin Choudhury AIUDF 66,785 49.46 Mun Swarnakar BJP 49,181 36.42 17,604
Cachar District
9 Silchar Dipayan Chakraborty BJP 98,558 56.17 Tamal Kanti Banik INC 60,980 34.75 37,578 01.04.2021
10 Sonai Karimuddin Barbhuiya AIUDF 71,937 48.83 Aminul Haque Laskar BJP 52,283 35.49 19,654
11 Dholai (SC) Parimal Suklabaidya BJP 82,568 55.03 Kamakhya Prasad Mala INC 62,176 41.44 20,392
12 Udharbond Mihir Kanti Shome BJP 61,745 47.34 Ajit Singh INC 59,060 45.28 2,685
13 Lakhipur Kaushik Rai BJP 55,341 44.61 Mukesh Pandey INC 42,641 34.38 12,700
14 Barkhola Misbahul Islam Laskar INC 64,433 51.77 Amalendu Das BJP 57,402 46.12 7,031
15 Katigorah Khalil Uddin Mazumder INC 83,268 51.22 Gautam Roy BJP 76,329 46.95 6,939
Dima Hasao District
16 Haflong (ST) Nandita Garlosa BJP 67,797 56.73 Nirmal Langthasa INC 49,199 41.16 18,598 01.04.2021
Karbi Anglong District
17 Bokajan (ST) Numal Momin BJP 60,726 51.05 Raton Engti INC 42,841 36.02 17,885 01.04.2021
18 Howraghat (ST) Dorsing Ronghang BJP 57,927 55.74 Sanjeeb Teron INC 26,244 25.25 31,683
19 Diphu (ST) Bidya Sing Engleng BJP 77,032 50.58 Sum Ronghang INC 36,504 23.97 40,528
West Karbi Anglong District
20 Baithalangso (ST) Roop Sing Terang BJP 89,715 55 Augustine Enghee INC 36,278 22.24 53,437 01.04.2021
South Salmara District
21 Mankachar Adv. Aminul Islam AIUDF 125,873 60.72 Javed Islam AGP 69,033 33.3 56,840 06.04.2021
22 Salmara South Wazid Ali Chaudhary INC 146,248 83.98 Nurul Islam Mollah IND 10,674 6.13 135,574
Dhubri District
23 Dhubri Nazrul Hoque AIUDF 123,913 70.24 Dr. Debamoy Sanyal BJP 46,100 26.13 77,813 06.04.2021
24 Gauripur Nijanur Rahman AIUDF 112,194 61.07 Banendra Mushahary BJP 63,349 34.48 48,845
25 Golakganj Abdus Sobahun Ali Sarkar INC 89,870 48.96 Ashwini Roy Sarkar BJP 79,171 43.14 10,699
26 Bilasipara West Hafiz Bashir Ahmed AIUDF 90,529 56.16 Ali Akbar Miah IND 30,771 19.09 59,758
27 Bilasipara East Samsul Huda AIUDF 116,714 59.3 Ashok Kumar Singhi BJP 66,768 34.11 49,300
Kokrajhar District
28 Gossaigaon Majendra Narzary BPF 70,407 45.19 Somnath Narzary UPPL 60,064 38.55 10,343 06.04.2021
29 Kokrajhar West (ST) Rabiram Narzary BPF 77,509 49.68 Manaranjan Brahma UPPL 65,438 41.94 12,071
30 Kokrajhar East (ST) Lawrence Islary UPPL 82,817 54.14 Pramila Rani Brahma BPF 63,420 41.11 19,397
Chirang District
31 Sidli (ST) Jayanta Basumatary UPPL 97,087 56.5 Chandan Brahma BPF 65,767 38.27 31,320 06.04.2021
Bongaigaon District
32 Bongaigaon Phani Bhusan Choudhury AGP 82,800 53.9 Shankar Prasad Rai INC 44,633 29.05 38,167 06.04.2021
Chirang District
33 Bijni Ajoy Kumar Roy BJP 45,733 32.69 Kamal Singh Narzary BPF 44,730 31.97 1,003 06.04.2021
Bongaigaon District
34 Abhayapuri North Abdul Bhatim Khandkar INC 93,276 58.58 Bhupen Ray AGP 60,495 38 32,781 06.04.2021
35 Abhayapuri South (SC) Pradip Sarkar INC 112,954 61.04 Punendra Banikya AGP 65,869 35.59 47,085
Goalpara District
36 Dudhnai (ST) Jadab Sawargiary INC 78,551 43.46 Shyamjit Rabha BJP 77,275 42.75 1,276 06.04.2021
37 Goalpara East Abdul Kalam Rashid Alam INC 112,995 57.81 Jyotish Das AGP 67,747 34.66 45,248
38 Goalpara West Md. Abdur Rashid Mandal INC 85,752 54.18 Sheikh Shah Alam AGP 39,728 25.1 46,024
39 Jaleswar Aftab Uddin Mollah INC 76,026 50.75 Dr. Reza M. A. Amin AIUDF 54,046 36.08 21,980
Barpeta District
40 Sorbhog Manoranjan Talukdar CPI(M) 96,134 50.21 Sankar Chandra Das BJP 85,872 44.85 10,262 06.04.2021
Bajali District
41 Bhabanipur Phanidhar Talukdar AIUDF 55,975 44.57 Ranjit Deka AGP 52,748 42 3,227 06.04.2021
42 Patacharkuchi Ranjeet Kumar Dass BJP 81,284 71.67 Santanu Sarma INC 18,431 16.25 62,853
Barpeta District
43 Barpeta Abdurrahim Ahmed INC 111,083 61.04 Gunindra Nath Das AGP 66,364 36.47 44,719 06.04.2021
44 Jania Rafiqul Islam AIUDF 156,183 84.6 Shahidul Islam BJP 11,408 6.18 144,775
45 Baghbor Sherman Ali Ahmed INC 79,357 52.46 Rajib Ahmed AIUDF 65,415 43.24 13,942
46 Sarukhetri Jakir Hussain Sikdar INC 77,045 43.07 Kalpana Patowary AGP 47,504 26.56 29,541
47 Chenga Ashraful Hussain AIUDF 75,312 58.83 Rabiul Hussain AGP 23,373 18.76 51,939
Kamrup District
48 Boko (SC) Nandita Das INC 120,613 58.82 Jyoti Prasad Das AGP 68,147 33.23 52,466 06.04.2021
49 Chaygaon Rekibuddin Ahmed INC 93,864 56.32 Kamala Kanta Kalita AGP 65,820 39.5 28,044
50 Palasbari Hemanga Thakuria BJP 68,311 51.81 Pankaj Lochan Devgoswami AJP 28,641 21.72 39,670
Kamrup Metropolitan District
51 Jalukbari Himanta Biswa Sarma BJP 130,762 77.39 Ramen Chandra Borthakur INC 28,851 17.07 101,911 06.04.2021
52 Dispur Atul Bora BJP 196,043 64 Manjit Mahanta INC 74,386 24.28 121,657
53 Gauhati East Siddhartha Bhattacharya BJP 113,461 66.33 Ashima Bordoloi INC 29,361 17.16 84,100
54 Gauhati West Ramendra Narayan Kalita AGP 137,533 59.87 Mira Borthakur Goswami INC 59,084 25.72 78,449
Kamrup District
55 Hajo Suman Haripriya BJP 66,165 43.63 Dulu Ahmed AJP 51,797 34.15 14,368 06.04.2021
56 Kamalpur Diganta Kalita BJP 81,083 53.93 Kishor Bhattacharya INC 62,969 41.89 18,114 01.04.2021
57 Rangia Bhabesh Kalita BJP 84,844 52.11 Bhagaban Dev Misra CPI(M) 64,624 39.69 20,220
Baksa District
58 Tamulpur Leho Ram Boro UPPL 78,818 46.75 Ramdas Basumatary BPF 46,635 27.66 32,183 06.04.2021
Nalbari District
59 Nalbari Jayanta Malla Baruah BJP 106,190 58.84 Pradyut Kumar Bhuyan INC 56,733 31.43 49,457 01.04.2021
60 Barkhetry Diganta Barman INC 85,826 49.46 Narayan Deka BJP 81,772 47.13 4,054 06.04.2021
61 Dharmapur Chandra Mohan Patowary BJP 68,362 56.73 Ratul Patowary INC 43,328 35.96 25,034
Baksa District
62 Barama (ST) Bhupen Boro UPPL 62,385 46.78 Prabin Boro BPF 38,613 28.96 23,772 06.04.2021
63 Chapaguri (ST) Urkhao Gwra Brahma UPPL 61,804 48.58 Hitesh Basumatary BPF 35,065 27.56 26,739
Udalguri District
64 Panery Biswajit Daimary BJP 72,639 60.82 Karuna Kanta Swargiary BPF 36,787 30.8 35,852 01.04.2021
Darrang District
65 Kalaigaon Durga Das Boro BPF 60,815 41.05 Madhu Ram Deka BJP 53,713 36.26 7,102 01.04.2021
66 Sipajhar Parmananda Rajbongshi BJP 74,739 50.33 Kuldip Barua INC 67,605 45.52 7,134
67 Mangaldoi (SC) Basanta Das INC 111,386 54.68 Guru Jyoti Das BJP 87,032 42.72 24,354
68 Dalgaon Mazibur Rahman AIUDF 118,342 55.20 Ilias Ali INC 62,959 29.37 55,383
Udalguri District
69 Udalguri (ST) Govinda Chandra Basumatary UPPL 61,767 50.43 Rihon Daimari BPF 56,916 46.47 4,851 01.04.2021
70 Majbat Charan Boro BPF 54,409 42.32 Jitu Kissan BJP 38,352 29.83 16,057
Sonitpur District
71 Dhekiajuli Ashok Singhal BJP 93,768 56.89 Benudhar Nath INC 58,698 35.62 35,070 27.03.2021
72 Barchalla Ganesh Kumar Limbu BJP 70,569 51.50 Ram Prasad Sarma INC 52,787 38.52 17,782
73 Tezpur Prithiraj Rava AGP 71,454 47.69 Anuj Kumar Mech INC 61,331 40.93 10,123
74 Rangapara Krishna Kamal Tanti BJP 70,172 53.20 Abhijit Hazarika INC 47,827 36.26 22,345
75 Sootea Padma Hazarika BJP 84,807 56.50 Praneswar Basumatary INC 60,432 40.26 24,375
Biswanath District
76 Biswanath Promod Borthakur BJP 71,201 50.80 Anjan Borah INC 61,991 44.23 9,210 27.03.2021
77 Behali Ranjit Dutta BJP 53,583 50.93 Jayanta Borah IND 23,744 22.57 29,839
Sonitpur District
78 Gohpur Utpal Borah BJP 93,224 57.14 Ripun Bora INC 63,930 39.18 29,294 27.03.2021
Morigaon District
79 Jagiroad (SC) Piyush Hazarika BJP 106,643 53.54 Swapan Kumar Mandal INC 77,239 38.78 29,404 01.04.2021
80 Marigaon Rama Kanta Dewri BJP 81,657 52.15 Bani Kanta Das AJP 45,125 28.82 36,532
81 Laharighat Dr. Asif Mohammad Nazar INC 60,932 37.30 Siddique Ahmed IND 58,904 36.06 2,028
Nagaon District
82 Raha (SC) Sashi Kanta Das INC 89,511 50.05 Bishnu Das AGP 76,453 42.75 13,058 01.04.2021
83 Dhing Aminul Islam AIUDF 145,888 70.39 Mehboob Muktar IND 42,921 20.71 102,947 27.03.2021
84 Batadroba Sibamoni Bora INC 84,278 60.02 Angoorlata Deka BJP 51,458 36.64 32,820
85 Rupohihat Nurul Huda INC 132,091 73.00 Najir Hussain BJP 25,739 14.22 106,352
86 Nowgong Rupak Sarmah BJP 81,098 52.01 Santanu Sarma INC 70,015 44.90 11,083 01.04.2021
87 Barhampur Jitu Goswami BJP 70,111 48.70 Suresh Borah INC 69,360 48.18 751
88 Samaguri Rakibul Hussain INC 81,123 58.09 Anil Saikia BJP 55,025 39.40 26,098 27.03.2021
89 Kaliabor Keshab Mahanta AGP 73,677 59.06 Prasanta Kumar Saikia INC 44,957 36.04 28,720
Hojai District
90 Jamunamukh Siraj Uddin Ajmal AIUDF 136,902 73.14 Sadik Ullah Bhuyan AGP 18,342 9.80 118,560 01.04.2021
91 Hojai Ramkrishna Ghosh BJP 125,790 56.64 Debabrata Saha INC 92,008 41.43 33,782
92 Lumding Sibu Misra BJP 89,108 51.04 Swapan Kar INC 77,377 44.32 11,731
Golaghat District
93 Bokakhat Atul Bora AGP 72,930 60.56 Pranab Doley IND 27,749 23.04 45,181 27.03.2021
94 Sarupathar Biswajit Phukan BJP 107,090 51.49 Roselina Tirkey INC 67,731 32.57 39,359
95 Golaghat Ajanta Neog BJP 81,651 50.63 Bitupan Saikia INC 72,326 44.84 9,325
96 Khumtai Mrinal Saikia BJP 65,655 56.49 Bismita Gogoi INC 38,522 33.14 27,133
97 Dergaon (SC) Bhabendra Nath Bharali AGP 64,043 48.12 Bani Hazarika INC 51,546 38.73 12,497
Jorhat District
98 Jorhat Hitendra Nath Goswami BJP 68,321 48.84 Rana Goswami INC 61,833 44.20 6,488 27.03.2021
Majuli District
99 Majuli (ST) Sarbananda Sonowal BJP 71,436 67.53 Rajib Lochan Pegu INC 28,244 26.70 43,192 27.03.2021
Jorhat District
100 Titabar Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah INC 64,303 52.89 Hemanta Kalita BJP 50,924 41.89 13,397 27.03.2021
101 Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi INC 47,308 49.36 Ramani Tanti BJP 44,862 46.81 2,446
102 Teok Renupoma Rajkhowa AGP 47,555 45.78 Pallabi Gogoi INC 46,205 44.48 1,350
Sibsagar District
103 Amguri Prodip Hazarika AGP 49,891 48.03 Angkita Dutta INC 43,712 42.08 6,179 27.03.2021
104 Nazira Debabrata Saikia INC 52,387 47.56 Mayur Borgohain BJP 51,704 46.94 683
Charaideo District
105 Mahmara Jogen Mohan BJP 51,282 45.18 Suruj Dehingia INC 38,147 33.61 13,135 27.03.2021
106 Sonari Dharmeswar Konwar BJP 69,690 48.00 Sushil Kumar Suri INC 54,573 37.59 15,117
Sibsagar District
107 Thowra Sushanta Borgohain INC 48,026 49.56 Kushal Dowari BJP 46,020 47.49 2,006 27.03.2021
108 Sibsagar Akhil Gogoi[e] IND 57,219 46.06 Surabhi Rajkonwari BJP 45,344 36.50 11,875
Lakhimpur District
109 Bihpuria Amiya Kumar Bhuyan BJP 58,979 48.53 Bhupen Kumar Borah INC 48,801 40.16 10,178 27.03.2021
110 Naoboicha Bharat Chandra Narah INC 52,905 27.34 Ajijur Rahman IND 49,292 25.47 3,613
111 Lakhimpur Manab Deka BJP 70,387 45.03 Dr. Joy Prakash Das INC 67,351 43.09 3,036
112 Dhakuakhana (ST) Naba Kumar Doley BJP 86,382 50.83 Padmalochan Doley INC 76,786 45.18 9,596
Dhemaji District
113 Dhemaji (ST) Ranoj Pegu BJP 87,681 45.33 Chittaranjan Basumatary AJP 56,889 29.41 30,792 27.03.2021
114 Jonai (ST) Bhuban Pegu BJP 168,411 68.69 Hema Hari Prasanna Pegu INC 57,424 23.42 110,987
Dibrugarh District
115 Moran Chakradhar Gogoi BJP 55,604 49.68 Pranjal Ghatowar INC 33,263 29.72 22,341 27.03.2021
116 Dibrugarh Prasanta Phukan BJP 68,762 60.44 Rajkumar Nilanetra Neog INC 30,757 27.03 38,005
117 Lahowal Binod Hazarika BJP 59,295 48.13 Manoj Dhanowar INC 42,047 34.13 17,248
118 Duliajan Terash Gowalla BJP 54,762 43.35 Dhruba Gogoi INC 46,652 36.08 8,110
119 Tingkhong Bimal Borah BJP 62,675 52.66 Etuwa Munda INC 34,282 28.8 28,394
120 Naharkatia Taranga Gogoi BJP 47,268 42.57 Pranati Phukan INC 32,292 29.08 14,976
121 Chabua Ponakan Baruah AGP 53,554 41.4 Ajoy Phukan INC 34,824 26.92 18,730
Tinsukia District
122 Tinsukia Sanjoy Kishan BJP 85,857 65.58 Shamsher Singh AJP 15,060 11.5 70,797 27.03.2021
123 Digboi Suren Phukan BJP 59,217 55.24 Shibanath Chetia INC 32,241 30.8 26,976
124 Margherita Bhaskar Sharma BJP 86,640 56.52 Manoranjan Borgohain INC 28,140 18.36 58,500
125 Doomdooma Rupesh Gowala BJP 49,119 41.72 Durga Bhumij INC 40,981 34.80 8,138
126 Sadiya Bolin Chetia BJP 64,855 45.49 Lakhin Chandra Chetia INC 42,771 30 22,084

Source:[43][44]

AftermathEdit

Soon after the election results were declared and the BJP led NDA emerged victorious, it faced the dilemma of who they should make the Chief Minister. While most of the top leaders in the BJP state unit favored incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, speculations suggested that Himanta Biswa Sarma had more number of elected MLAs of the BJP on his side. Due to prolonged discontent between the two leaders, a BJP legislature party meeting could not be called.[45]

Due to the post poll violence in West Bengal, the BJP top brass delayed decision regarding the chief ministership issue it faced in Assam.[46] After six days of declaration of the results, the BJP central leadership on 8 May called both the leaders to New Delhi to sort out the differences and prevent a factionalism within the party. It held a meeting at BJP national president JP Nadda's house where Home Minister Amit Shah was also present. They met with Sonowal and Himanta separately first and then held another meeting where both of them were present. The meetings lasted for over four hours. At the end, they left the place and told reporters that the a BJP legislature party meeting will be held the day after, where the name of the next Chief Minister will be announced.[citation needed]

The next day Sarbananda Sonowal tendered his resignation letter to Governor Jagdish Mukhi at his residence. In the Library Planetarium in Guwahati, the BJP legislative party meeting was constituted where Sarbananda Sonowal himself proposed the name of Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma for Chief Minister and he was unanimously elected as the head of the BJP legislative party. Then in the evening, Himanta Biswa Sarma met the Governor at the latter's residence and showed him the letter of support of his MLAs and sought claim to form the next government. The Governor appointed him as Chief Minister-elect and announced that he would take oath on 10 May, Monday.[citation needed]

The next day at Sankardev Kalakhetra in Guwahati, Himanta Biswa Sarma took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of Assam. Along with him 13 other MLAs of the NDA coalition also took oath as ministers in his cabinet.[citation needed]

BypollsEdit

On 28 September 2021, the Election Commission of India announced the dates of By-election to five assembly constituencies of Assam to be held on 30 October and the results will be counted on 2 November.[47]

By-polls to 'Gossaigaon' and 'Tamulpur' have been necessitated due to the death of the sitting MLAs, while the incumbents of 'Bhapanipur', 'Mariani' and 'Thowra' resigned to join the ruling BJP.[48][49][50][51]

On 10 February 2022, the Election Commission of India announced the date of By-election to Majuli assembly constituency of Assam to be held on 7 March and the results will be counted on 10 March. By-polls to Majuli constituency have been necessitated as the seat was vacated by Union Minister for Shipping, Ports and AYUSH Sarbananda Sonowal who was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on 27 September 2021.[52][53]

CandidatesEdit

Assembly Constituency NDA INC AIUDF BPF AJP Voting

Phase/Date

No. Name Party Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate Candidate
28 Gossaigaon UPPL Jiron Basumatary Jowel Tudu Khairul Anam Khandakar Dhruba Kumar Brahma Narzary 30-10-2021
41 Bhabanipur BJP Phanidhar Talukdar Sailendra Nath Das Jubbar Ali
58 Tamulpur UPPL Jolen Daimary Bhaskar Dahal
101 Mariani BJP Rupjyoti Kurmi Luhit Konwar
107 Thowra BJP Sushanta Borgohain Monoranjan Konwar
99 Majuli (ST) BJP Bhuban Gam Chittaranjan Basumatary 07-03-2022

ResultsEdit

Assembly Constituency Winner Runner Up Margin Voting On
No. Name Candidate Party Votes % Candidate Party Votes %
28 Gossaigaon Jiron Basumatary UPPL 58,769 39.64 Jowel Tudu INC 30,517 20.58 28,252 30.10.2021
41 Bhabanipur Phanidhar Talukdar BJP 64,200 56.41 Sailendra Nath Das INC 38,559 33.88 25,641
58 Tamulpur Jolen Daimary UPPL 86,678 59.62 Ganesh Kachary IND 29,619 20.37 57,059
101 Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi BJP 55,489 62.38 Luhit Konwar INC 15,385 17.30 40,104
107 Thowra Sushanta Borgohain BJP 54,956 61.99 Dhaijya Konwar IND 24,395 27.52 30,561
99 Majuli (ST) Bhuban Gam BJP 67,242 69.86 Chittaranjan Basumatary AJP 25,101 26.08 42,141 07.03.2022

Source:[54][55][56]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has snapped its ties with the Congress-led Mahajot alliance on 29 June 2021.[4]
  2. ^ Assam Congress break ties with AIUDF on 30 August 2021[5]
  3. ^ In many seats, the coalition parties were in friendly contest.
  4. ^ Pranab Doley from AGM contested as an independent candidate from Bokakhat assembly constituency.
  5. ^ Akhil Gogoi is the president of Raijor Dal, but he contested the election as an independent candidate.

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