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September 05, 2015 03:38 PM
Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who joined the BJP last month, on Saturday said that he will soon resign from his seat in the state assem..... Read More
July 27, 2015 10:16 AM
Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Sunday condoled the death of former union minister B.K. Handique, saying his journey in public life was "rem..... Read More
July 17, 2015 05:30 PM
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday offered Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi "all possible help" to maintain law and order in the border..... Read More
July 09, 2015 02:01 PM
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh would meet chief ministers of eight northeastern states in Guwahati on July 11 to discuss and finalise strategies ..... Read More
July 07, 2015 05:32 PM
The Assam government will publish a white paper soon on the status of Central funds received by the state from the current BJP-led National Democrat..... Read More

Quick facts for Assam Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies14
Assembly Constituencies 126
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyAll India United Democratic Front
Chief MinisterTarun Gogoi
GovernorJanaki Ballabh Patnaik
Chief Electoral OfficerShri Vijayendra
AddressC Block, 4th Floor, New Secretariat Building, Dispur, Assam, India.

Assam Civic Bodies Result 2015

Counting of votes have begun for the 74 urban local bodies for which the polling was held on Monday ie; 9th February 2015. The total voter turnout recorded for the Assam Municipal Elections was 72% which was better than the 2009 polling percentage (61%). Seen as a semi-final between BJP and Congress ahead of the 2016 assembly election, the results will be a crucial indicator of poll prospects for both the parties next year. But with the new entrant AAP, which way will the result swing only time will tell.

Total WardsBJPCongressAGPOthers

Municipality BoardBJPCongressAGPAIUDFOthers

Town CommitteeBJPCongressAGPAIUDFOthers

About Assam Elections

The state of Assam is a very important state of India when it comes to the politics, and governance of the country. From the very first day of being a state, Assam had an impact on the politics of the country, and it has always been in the news for that. The state has a government of its own, which is, under the government of India, runs the state, and is responsible for every development actions of Assam. This is one reason why the state has to organize an election periodically and select a new government or keep the one that ran the state for last 5 years.
The election of Assam is conducted under the rules of Indian constitution, and so the arrangements require proper actions from the central government of the country. The state has a total of 126 constituencies. The political parties of Assam put their candidates on the seats in the election. Congress is the most powerful political party in Assam in terms of results, and it has won the election back to back in last 3 years. Assam has other political parties putting their candidates in the election too, in different constituencies of the state. However, Congress won convincingly in the last election. Assam sends 14 Member of Parliament(s) to the Lok Sabha.

Assam (AS) Bye Elections 2014

The by-polls to the three assembly constituencies of Assam are scheduled to be held on September 13. The three constituencies where polling will take place are Silchar, Jamunamukh and Lakhipur.

The by-polls were necessitated after Sushmita Dev of Congress and Sirajuddin Ajmal of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) were elected to the Lok Sabha.

Sushmita Dev won the assembly elections from Silchar. But after winning 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Silchar parliamentary constituency, she resigned as MLA. Similarly, Sirajuddin Ajmal also resigned from Jamunamukh constituency after being elected to Lok Sabha from Barpeta. On the other hand, the seat of Lakhipur assembly constituency was left vacant due to the death of Dinesh Prasad Goala.

Assam Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

BJP was hoping for a victory in the state of Assam and got 50 % of the seats from the total seats i.e., seven seats from the 14 seats. INC won three seats and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won three seats. The state of Assam is also an important state in terms of Indian politics. It gives a share of 14 Lok Sabha seats in the Indian Parliament. The national parties in the Assam includes Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI). The Congress has a stronghold in Assam with majority victories in the state in the last Lok Sabha elections. In the 2009 elections, seven seats were won by Congress, 4 by BJP and the remaining seats by other regional parties. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections were held in three phases in the state of Assam.

In the last General election, held in 2009, 7 seats were won by the Indian National Congress (by securing 34.89% or 42,35,681 votes), 4 seats by the Bharatiya Janata Party (by securing 16.21% or 19,67,813 votes), 1 seat by the Assam United Democratic Front (by securing 16.10% or 19,54,901 votes), 1 seat by the Asom Gana Parishad (by securing 14.60% or 17,73,103 votes), and 1 seat by the Bodaland Peoples Front (by securing 5.41% or 6,56,430 votes).

Assam Bye Election Results 2014

Constituencystatuscandidate namepartyVotes
Jamunamukh WinnerAbdur Rahim Ajmal AIUDF 62153
Lakhipur WinnerRajdeep Goala INC 39159
Silchar WinnerDilip Kumar Paul BJP 74898

BJP was hoping for a victory in the state of Assam and got 50 % of the seats from the total seats i.e., seven seats from the 14 seats. INC won three seats and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won three seats. The state of Assam is also an important state in terms of Indian politics. It gives a share of 14 Lok Sabha seats in the Indian Parliament. The national parties in the Assam includes Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI). The Congress has a stronghold in Assam with majority victories in the state in the last Lok Sabha elections. In the 2009 elections, seven seats were won by Congress, 4 by BJP and the remaining seats by other regional parties. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections were held in three phases in the state of Assam.

Asom Gana Parishad: The Asom Gana Parishad is all set to contest the election all alone. They don't want to ally themselves with BJP anymore because in the party many believe that during the 2009 Lok Sabha election the AGP's votes were transferred to the BJP but not the other way round. Interestingly, the AGP has formed a united political front in the northeastern states, which they call North East Political Front (NEPF), for contesting the 2014 General election. N. Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland, is the chief convener of this front.

AIUDF The All India United Democratic Front's main poll plank will be to target the ruling Congress's anti-people stands. One of the main strategies of the AIUDF is to highlight the government's failure to check price rise of essential commodities in Assam. The party has also written to the Prime Minister about this. They have highlighted that illegal tax-collection at various check gates and black marketing as the main reasons of soaring prices of essential commodities. The party is also highlighting escalating tensions between different communities in Assam during the INC rule. Law and order in the state is in shambles and the cases of murders, extortions, and kidnappings are rising regularly. The AIUDF is also highlighting the issue as one of their main Lok Sabha 2014 poll strategies.

Administrative structure

The state of Assam has one elected legislature which meets in Dispur. The Chief Minister (CM) is the elected head of the government and reports to the Governor of Assam. The Governor is appointed by the Central government and has the power to remove the CM. The state is divided into three regions. Every region is headed by a commissioner. Under each commissioner, there are several administrative units called Districts.

Issues of the state

The prominent issues that dominated the Lok Sabha elections in the state were the problems of flood and erosion, homes for the poor, welfare schemes for tea garden workers, Adivasis and backward classes. During the campaign, the Congress focussed on the economic reforms and measures for the social justice undertaken by the UPA government. It promised to work for the poor and the underprivileged section of the society. The focus of the BJP, on the other hand, was on development and fight against corruption. The party promised to improve the state of Digboi Refinery.

Assam Major Political Parties

Indian National Congress The state unit of the INC is called the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee or APCC. It was formed in the year 1921 and is headquartered at Rajiv Bhavan, Guwahati. At the time of its formation in the state, Kuladhar Chaliha was the president. Currently, the Chairperson of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee is Bhubaneshwar Kalita. It has many ancillary wings, such as the National Students' Union of India, the Assam Pradesh Youth Congress, the Assam Pradesh Mahila Congress, and the Indian National Trade Union Congress. On the political spectrum, the INC is believed to be centre-left.

BJP Assam's State President of BJP is Sarbananda Sonwal, who is also an ex-MP. The BJP office address is Atal Bihari Vajpayee Bhawan, Near Hengrabari L.P. School, Hengrabari-36, Guwahati (Assam). The phone numbers are 0361-2355522 and 09435531147. Assam's State Prabhari is S.S. Ahluwalia, whose office address is 10, Gurudwara Rakabganj Road, New Delhi - 110 001, and phone numbers are 011-23722826 and 09868181816. Mass organizations of the party in different fronts are Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (student wing), Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (youth wing), BJP Mahila Morcha (women's wing), and BJP Kisan Morcha (Peasant's wing). In a latest development, Rituparna Baruah, the All Assam Students' Union's general secretary has joined the BJP recently, boosting the BJP camp.

AIUDF The All India United Democratic Front or AIUDF is an Assam-based political party and is also spreading its reach in other states such as Odhisa, Mizoram, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and many others. It came up as a significant political party when in the 2011 legislative assembly election it won 18 seats and became the main opposition party in the state.

The AIUDF, formerly known as the UDF, contested 14 Lok Sabha seats from West Bengal in 2009. The President of the party is Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, who stresses on good governance, and swears to unveil the 'real picture' of Assam government's development. The party wants to showcase how funds from different government schemes and projects are being misused.

Currently, the AIUDF is reorganising the party right from the grassroots. Dr. Baharul Islam, General Secretary (Organisation) of the party, has been entrusted with the responsibility of preparing the next-generation leadership, especially from the youths of Assam.

Bodoland People's Front It is a state-level political party and is considerably strong in and around Kokrajhar and Autonomous District. During the 2009 general election. Sansuma Khunggur Bwiswmuthiary became its first MP, elected from Kokrajhar. In 2008, Biswajit Daimary was the first person to be elected from the Rajya Sabha. In the 12th Assam Legislative Assembly, the Bodoland People's Front won 10 assembly seats. Currently, it is a constituent of the ruling coalition government of Assam. It won 12 seats in 2011 Assam Assembly election.

The main political parties in Assam

Indian National Congress always has a monopoly in the state since independence. Howvere, the year 1978 saw exception when the Janta Party emerged as a winner in the general Assembly elections but enjoyed power only for two years as they got defeated again by INC. Between 1985 and 2006, Indian National Congress and the Assom Gana Parishad took to political power alternatively. However, INC is in power since 2006.

The main national level political parties in Assam
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)Communist Party of India (CPI)

State Level Political parties in Assam
Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive) (AGPP)Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM)
Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC)Bodo People's Progressive Front (BPPF)Purbanchaliya Loka Parishad (PLP)
Trinamul Gana Parishad (TGP)United Minority Front (UMF)

Assam Legislative Assembly

Assam holds a unicameral legislative structure that is comprised of 126-member Assam Assembly. These members are elected for a period of 5 years and the assembly is led by the Speaker who is the often the member of ruling party.

The Assom Gana Parishad had a stronghold in the state until Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, the then chief minister of the state, left the party to create a new party known as the Assom Gana Parishad (Progressive). Since then the political stronghold is in the hands of INC and Mr. Tarun Gogoi is the Chief Minister of the state.

Assam Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Assam

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Tarun GogoiMay 17, 2001PresentINC
2Prafulla Kumar MahantaMay 15, 1996May 17, 2001AGP
3Bhumidhar BarmanApr 22, 1996May 14, 1996INC
4Hiteswar SaikiaJun 30, 1991Apr 22, 1996INC
5President's ruleNov 28, 1990Jun 30, 1991
6Prafulla Kumar MahantaDec 24, 1985Nov 28, 1990AGP
7Hiteswar SaikiaFeb 27, 1983Dec 23, 1985INC
8President's ruleMar 19, 1982Feb 27, 1983
9Kesab Chandra GogoiJan 13, 1982Mar 19, 1982INC
10President's ruleJun 30, 1981Jan 13, 1982
11Anowara TaimurDec 6, 1980Jun 30, 1981INC
12President's ruleDec 12, 1979Dec 5, 1980
13Jogendra Nath HazarikaSep 9, 1979Dec 11, 1979JNP
14Golap BorboraMar 12, 1978Sep 4, 1979JNP
15Sarat Chandra SinhaJan 31, 1972Mar 12, 1978INC
16Mahendra Mohan ChoudhryNov 11, 1970Jan 30, 1972INC
17Bimala Prasad ChalihaDec 28, 1957Nov 6, 1970INC
18Bishnu Ram MedhiAug 9, 1950Dec 27, 1957INC
19Gopinath BordoloiFeb 11, 1946Aug 6, 1950INC

List of Governors of Assam

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Janaki Ballabh Patnaik Nov 27, 2009Present
2Syed Sibtey Razi Jul 27, 2009Nov 27, 2009
3K Sankaranarayanan Jun 26, 2009Jul 27, 2009
4Shiv Charan Mathur Jul 4, 2008Jun 25, 2009
5Ajai Singh Jun 5, 2003Jul 4, 2008
6Arvind Dave IPSApr 21, 2003Jun 5, 2003
7Srinivas Kumar Sinha Sep 1, 1997Apr 21, 2003
8Loknath Mishra Mar 17, 1991Sep 1, 1997
9Justice Devi Das Thakur May 2, 1990Mar 17, 1991
10Justice Anisetti Raghuvir Jul 21, 1989May 2, 1990
11Harideo Joshi May 10, 1989Jul 21, 1989
12Bhishma Narain Singh Apr 15, 1984May 10, 1989
13Justice T. S. Mishra Mar 28, 1984Apr 15, 1984
14Prakash Chandra Mehrotra Aug 10, 1981Mar 28, 1984
15Lallan Prasad SinghSep 19, 1973Aug 10, 1981
16Justice P. K. Goswami Dec 8, 1970Jan 4, 1971
17Braj Kumar NehruApr 17, 1968Sep 19, 1973
18Vishnu SahaySep 7, 1962Apr 17, 1968
19Mallannah ShrinageshJan 13, 1961Sep 7, 1962
20Vishnu SahayNov 12, 1960Jan 13, 1961
21Satyavant Mallannah ShrinageshOct 14, 1959Nov 12, 1960
22Chandreswar Prasad Sinha Aug 23, 1959Oct 14, 1959
23Saiyid Fazal Ali May 15, 1956Aug 22, 1959
24Jairam Das Daulatram May 27, 1950May 15, 1956
25Sri Prakasa Feb 16, 1949May 27, 1950
26Ronald Francis Lodge Dec 30, 1948Feb 16, 1949
27Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar HydariAug 15, 1947Dec 28, 1948

Cabinet Ministers of Assam

Name of MinsiterMinistries
Shri Tarun GogoiChief Minister, Home, Political, Finance, Personnel, GDD, GAD, SAD, AR&T, Election, Passport, Information Technology,Science & Technology, and any other department which is not alloted.
Shri Prithibi MajhiRevenue & DM, Labour & Employment, Tea Tribes Welfare
Shri Tanka Bahadur RaiPlanning & Development, Judicial, Legislative, Pension & Public Grievances
Shri Gautam RoyPublic Health Engineering
Smti. Ajanta NeogPWD (Roads & buildings, NH), Urban Development
Dr. Ardhendu DeyIrrigation & Soil Conservation
Shri Akon BoraSocial Welfare & Jails
Shri Chandan BrahmaTransport, Tourism, WPT & BC (Only BTAD areas)
Dr. Himanta Biswa SarmaEducation,(Elementary, Secondary and Higher) Health & Family Welfare, Implementation of Assam Accord
Shri Kharsingh EngtiAnimal Husbandary & Veterinary, Mines & Minerals, Hill Areas
Dr. Nazrul IslamFood & Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Welfare of Minorities and Development
Shri Nilomoni Sen DekaAgriculture, Horticulture & Food Processing, Parliamentary Affairs
Shri Pradyut BordoloiIndustries & Commerce, Power (Electricity) and Public Enterprises
Smti. Pranati PhukanHandloom & Textile, Sericulture, Cultural Affairs
Shri Rockybul HussainPanchayat & Rural Development, Environment & Forest
Shri Ajit SinghExcise, Sports & Youth Welfare
Shri Basanta DasFisheries, Information & Public Relations, Printing and Stationery
Shri Rajib Lochan PeguWater Resources, WPT & BC (excluding BTAD areas)
Siddeque AhmodCooperation, Border Areas Development

Assam Demographics

Location and Strategic Importance
Assam has strategic significance when it comes to its location. It is one of the seven states of Northeast India. This state is connected to mainland India through the Siliguri Corridor, a narrow strip of land in West Bengal. Assam shares international borders with foreign countries such as Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Population and related info
As per 2011 Census, the total population of Assam is 3,11,69,272, where 1,59,54,927 are males and 1,52,14,345 females. Decade on decade, the population has grown by 16.93%. The total population living in rural areas is 2,68,07,034 (85.90% of the total population), among which 1,36,78,989 are males and 1,31,28,045 are females. The urban population is just 43,98,542 or 14.10% of the total population.

The male-female ratio of the state is 954 females to every 1,000 males. The literacy rate is 73.18% (1,95,07,017 persons), among which male literacy is 78.81% (1,07,56,937 persons) and female literacy is 67.27% (87,50,080 persons).

Demographical Features
The population of Assam is concentrated in seven districts: Cachar, Kamrup, Darang, Nagaon, Dhubri, Barpeta, and Sonitpur. As per estimates there are 115 ethnic groups in Assam. Interestingly, there are 23 STs in the state, of which 40.9% are Bodos. As per the 2001 census, the religion-wise breakup of population is: 1,72,96,455 Hindus, 82,40,611 Muslims, 9,86,589 Christians, 22,519 Sikhs, 31,029 Buddhists, and 20,957 Jains. Other religious communities make up 29,999 people.

The languages predominantly spoken here are Assamese, Bodo, and Bengali (especially Sylheti).

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Assam

Shri Vijayendra
The Chief Electoral Officer of Assam
C Block, 4th Floor, New Secretariat Building, Dispur, Assam, India.
E-mail Address
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Assam Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Assam Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Assam 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofAssam with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Karimganj WinnerRadheshyam Biswas
Runner upKrishna Das
Lakhimpur WinnerSarbananda Sonowal
Runner Up-----------
Kokrajhar WinnerNaba Kumar Sarania (Hira)
Runner upUrkhao Gwra Brahma
Dibrugarh WinnerRameshwar Teli
Runner upPaban Singh Ghatowar
Jorhat WinnerKamakhya Prasad Tasa
Runner upB.K . Handique
Autonomous District WinnerBiren Singh Engti
Runner upJoyram Engleng
Silchar WinnerSushmita Dev
Runner upKabindra Purkayastha
Nawgong WinnerRajen Gohain
Runner up Jon Jonali Baruah
Tezpur WinnerRam Prasad Sharma
Runner upBhupen Kumar Bora
Mangaldoi WinnerRamen Deka
Runner upKirip Chaliha
Gauhati WinnerBijoya Chakravarty
Runner upManash Borah
Barpeta WinnerSiraj Uddin Ajmal
Runner upChandra Mohan Patowary
Dhubri WinnerBadruddin Ajmal
Runner upWajid Ali Choudhary
Kaliabor WinnerGaurav Gogoi
Runner upMrinal Kumar Saikia

Last Updated on July 14, 2015

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