Assam Assembly Elections 2016

Assam by-polls record over 60 per cent turnout

Over 60 per cent of the around 1.7 million voters cast their votes on Saturday in the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and Baithalangso legislative assembly constituency by-polls.

An official from the Chief Electoral Office said the polling remained peaceful without any untoward incident and 60.83 per cent voter turnout was recorded in both the constituencies.

"The polling started around 7 a.m. with a moderate note and till the end we have recorded 60.83 per cent turnout," the official said.

While Naoboicha assembly segment under Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency recorded the highest (68.37 per cent) polling, Dhakuakhana assembly segment under the same Lok Sabha constituency recorded the lowest (56 per cent) polling on Saturday.

While there were 15,11,110 eligible voters under the nine assembly segments of Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency, there were 1,80,203 eligible voters for the Baithalangso legislative assembly constituency.

Five candidates are in the fray for the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituency and three for the Baithalangso legislative assembly constituency.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had fielded party MLA Pradan Baruah for Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat while the Congress has put up senior party member Hema Hari Pegu as its candidate in the constituency.

Apart from this, the CPI fielded Amiya Kumar Handique followed by SUCI candidate Hem Kanta Miri and Independent candidate Dilip Moran.

In Baithalangso constituency, the BJP has fielded Mansing Rongpi and the Congress has put up Rupon Sing Ronghang.

Another candidate, Rajen Timung, has also filed his nomination as an Independent candidate from Baithalangso constituency.

Assam Assembly Election Results 2016 (124):


Party Leadings Won
BJP+ - 86
INC - 26
AIUDF - 13
Others - 1
CPI - -
CPM - -
NCP - -
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Assam Assembly Constituencies List 2016

S.no Name of the Consituencies Winner Party
1 Abhayapuri North ABDUL HAI NAGORI(48354)INC
2 Abhayapuri South ANANTA KUMAR MALO(51525)AIUDF
3 Algapur NIZAM UDDIN CHOUDHURY(50531)AIUDF
4 Amguri PRODIP HAZARIKA(42010)AGP
5 Badarpur JAMAL UDDIN AHMED(38266)INC
6 Baghbar SHERMAN ALI AHMED(73340)INC
7 Baithalangso DR.MANSING RONGPI(62596)INC
8 Barama MANESWAR BRAHMA(45289)BPF
9 Barchalla GANESH KUMAR LIMBU(53912)BJP
10 Barhampur SRI PRAFULLA KUMAR MAHANTA(65768)AGP
11 Barkhetry NARAYAN DEKA(69223)BJP
12 Barkhola KISHOR NATH(36482)BJP
13 Barpeta GUNINDRA NATH DAS(63563)AGP
14 Batadroba ANGOORLATA DEKA(46343)BJP
15 Behali RANJIT DUTTA(52152)BJP
16 Bhabanipur ABUL KALAM AZAD(28383)AIUDF
17 Bihpuria DEBANANDA HAZARIKA(66563)BJP
18 Bijni KAMALSHING NARZARY(29240)BPF
19 Bilasipara East ASHOK KUMAR SINGHI(59206)BJP
20 Bilasipara West HAFIZ BASHIR AHMED(44407)AIUDF
21 Biswanath PROMOD BORTHAKUR(64225)BJP
22 Bokajan NUMAL MOMIN(40170)BJP
23 Bokakhat ATUL BORA(62962)AGP
24 Boko NANDITA DAS(69986)INC
25 Bongaigaon PHANI BHUSAN CHOUDHURY(77292)AGP
26 Chabua BINOD HAZARIKA(69351)BJP
27 Chapaguri THANESWAR BASUMATARY(43250)BPF
28 Chaygaon REKIBUDDIN AHMED(72211)INC
29 Chenga SUKUR ALI AHMED(51882)INC
30 Dalgaon ILIAS ALI(76607)INC
31 Dergaon BHABENDRA NATH BHARALI(63079)AGP
32 Dhakuakhana NABA KUMAR DOLEY(81556)BJP
33 Dharmapur CHANDRA MOHAN PATOWARY(70503)BJP
34 Dhekiajuli ASHOK SINGHAL(71425)BJP
35 Dhemaji PRADAN BARUAH(69592)BJP
36 Dhing AMINUL ISLAM(82786)AIUDF
37 Dholai PARIMAL SUKLABAIDYA(68694)BJP
38 Dhubri NAJRUL HOQUE(60933)AIUDF
39 Dibrugarh PRASANTA PHUKAN(63985)BJP
40 Digboi SUREN PHUKAN(49167)BJP
41 Diphu SUM RONGHANG(64421)BJP
42 Dispur ATUL BORA(198378)BJP
43 Doom Dooma DURGA BHUMIJ(46938)INC
44 Dudhnai DIPAK KUMAR RABHA(79983)BJP
45 Duliajan TERASH GOWALLA(58450)BJP
46 Gauhati East SIDDHARTHA BHATTACHARYA(127602)BJP
47 Gauhati West RAMENDRA NARAYAN KALITA(132184)AGP
48 Gauripur NIJANUR RAHMAN(73423)AIUDF
49 Goalpara East ABUL KALAM RASHEED ALAM(57374)INC
50 Goalpara West ABDUR RASHID MANDAL(61007)INC
51 Gohpur UTPAL BORAH(85424)BJP
52 Golaghat AJANTA NEOG(73862)INC
53 Golakganj ASHWINI RAY SARKAR(74644)BJP
54 Gossaigaon MAJENDRA NARZARY(45517)BPF
55 Haflong BIR BHADRA HAGJER(52037)BJP
56 Hailakandi ANWAR HUSSAIN LASKAR(41647)AIUDF
57 Hajo SUMAN HARIPRIYA(55096)BJP
58 Hojai SHILADITYA DEV(105615)BJP
59 Howraghat JOY RAM ENGLENG(43378)BJP
60 Jagiroad SHRI PIJUSH HAZARIKA(94550)BJP
61 Jaleswar SAHAB UDDIN AHMED(56003)AIUDF
62 Jalukbari HIMANTA BISWA SARMA(118390)BJP
63 Jamunamukh ABDUR RAHIM AJMAL(65599)AIUDF
64 Jania ABDUL KHALEQUE(86930)INC
65 Jonai BHUBON PEGU(88441)IND
66 Jorhat HITENDRA NATH GOSWAMI(69209)BJP
67 Kalaigaon MAHESWAR BARO(47206)BPF
68 Kaliabor KESHAB MAHANTA(64759)AGP
69 Kamalpur SATYABRAT KALITA(78170)AGP
70 Karimganj North KAMALAKHYA DEY PURKAYASTHA(45289)INC
71 Karimganj South AZIZ AHMED KHAN(58060)AIUDF
72 Katigora AMAR CHAND JAIN(59764)BJP
73 Katlicherra SUZAM UDDIN LASKAR(50676)AIUDF
74 Khumtai MRINAL SAIKIA(57637)BJP
75 Kokrajhar East PRAMILA RANI BRAHMA(76496)BPF
76 Kokrajhar West RABIRAM NARZARY(64423)BPF
77 Laharighat DR. NAZRUL ISLAM(57904)INC
78 Lahowal RITUPARNA BARUAH(59013)BJP
79 Lakhimpur UTPAL DUTTA(45917)AGP
80 Lakhipur RAJDEEP GOALA(60135)INC
81 Lumding SIBU MISRA(72072)BJP
82 Mahmara JOGEN MOHAN(49036)BJP
83 Majbat CHARAN BORO(48351)BPF
84 Majuli SARBANANDA SONOWAL(49602)BJP
85 Mangaldoi GURUJYOTI DAS(73423)BJP
86 Mankachar DR. MOTIUR ROHMAN MONDAL(54181)INC
87 Margherita BHASKAR SHARMA(76365)BJP
88 Mariani RUPJYOTI KURMI(36701)INC
89 Marigaon RAMA KANTA DEWRI(80669)BJP
90 Moran CHAKRADHAR GOGOI(54571)BJP
91 Nahar Katia NAREN SONOWAL (BOTALI)(46051)AGP
92 Nalbari ASHOK SARMA(99131)BJP
93 Naoboicha MAMUN IMDADUL HAQUE CHAWDHURY(56003)AIUDF
94 Nazira DEBABRATA SAIKIA(52869)INC
95 Nowgong RUPAK SARMAH(66706)BJP
96 Palasbari SRI PRANAB KALITA(75210)BJP
97 Panery KAMALI BASUMATARI(38668)BPF
98 Patacharkuchi PABINDRA DEKA(64558)AGP
99 Patharkandi KRISHNENDU PAUL(46544)BJP
100 Raha DIMBESWAR DAS(76941)BJP
101 Rangapara PALLAB LOCHAN DAS(51597)BJP
102 Rangiya BHABESH KALITA(58353)BJP
103 Ratabari KRIPANATH MALLAH(53975)BJP
104 Rupohihat NURUL HUDA(72627)INC
105 Sadiya BOLIN CHETIA(38845)BJP
106 Salmara South WAZED ALI CHOUDHURY(80066)INC
107 Samaguri RAKIBUL HUSSAIN(66364)INC
108 Sarukhetri JAKIR HUSSAIN SIKDAR(70062)INC
109 Sarupathar ROSELINA TIRKEY(67150)INC
110 Sibsagar PRANAB KUMAR GOGOI(48584)INC
111 Sidli CHANDAN BRAHMA(66037)BPF
112 Silchar SRI DILIP KUMAR PAUL(94787)BJP
113 Sipajhar BINANDA KUMAR SAIKIA(65487)BJP
114 Sonai AMINUL HAQUE LASKAR(44236)BJP
115 Sonari TOPON KUMAR GOGOI(73327)BJP
116 Sootea PADMA HAZARIKA(60440)BJP
117 Sorbhog RANJEET KUMAR DASS(56454)BJP
118 Tamulpur EMMANUEL MOSAHARY(63031)BPF
119 Teok RENUPOMA RAJKHOWA(40928)AGP
120 Tezpur BRINDABAN GOSWAMI(71170)AGP
121 Thowra KUSHAL DOWARI(41560)BJP
122 Tingkhong BIMAL BORAH(57072)BJP
123 Tinsukia SANJOY KISHAN(70937)BJP
124 Titabar TARUN GOGOI(62025)INC
125 Udalguri RIHON DAIMARI(45037)BPF
126 Udharbond MIHIR KANTI SHOME(54204)BJP


Assam Election Schedule 2016

II Phase Poll Counting
April 4 April 11
May 19


Assam polls: 82 percent turnout in phase 2, one dead in violence

The second and final phase of polling to the Assam assembly in 61 constituencies on Monday saw 82.02 percent of the over one crore voters casting their ballot, on a day that witnessed the death of a voter in a clash with security forces and injuries to many others in different places.

Polling officials estimate that the final poll percentage is likely to touch 85 percent as reports were still coming in from polling centres.

Balloting, which started at 7 a.m., saw incidents of violence in some areas.

Chief Electoral Officer Vijayendran said 82.02 percent polling has been recorded so far but the percentage was likely to increase further to 85 percent.

He said a total of 191 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were replaced in different polling stations due to their malfunctioning.

A total of 1,04,35,277 voters were eligible to cast their ballot in the second phase. Of these, 50,440,51 voters were women and 22 from the third gender.

There were 525 candidates in the fray -- 48 of them women. Voting took place in 12,699 polling stations across the state.

The first phase of polling for 65 constituencies took place on April 4 which remained peaceful and recorded 83.20 percent turnout.

30 candidates with criminal charges in phase-1 of Assam polls

Guwahati, April 4: Thirty candidates have criminal charges against them, including a minister and five sitting MLAs, out of the 539 contestants in 65 constituencies going to polls in the first phase in Assam.

Altogether 25 candidates have cited serious criminal cases related to murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, crimes against women etc. in their affidavits submitted while filing their nominations, according to a report of the Association of Democratic Reforms based on the affidavits filed by the candidates.

Industries and Commerce Minister Siddeque Ahmed contesting to retain his Karimganj (South) seat in Barak Valley has charges of cheating related to property and criminal conspiracy under Sections 120B and 420 of IPC.

Congress legislators Rumi Nath from Borkhola along with other sitting party MLAs Debabrata Saikia, son of former Chief Minister late Hiteswar Saikia, from Nazira, Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha from Karimganj (North) and Jamaluddin Ahmed from Badarpur have also mentioned cases pending against them.

Eight out of the 65 candidates from Congress, three out of 54 candidates from BJP, three out of 27 candidates from AIUDF, one out of ten candidates fielded by CPI(M), one out of six candidates from CPI(ML)(L) and 14 out of 280 candidates in fray have mentioned criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.

Three constituencies in Barak Valley - Karimganj (North), Sonai and Hailakandi - have been declared red alert constituencies by the Election Commission with three or more candidates having declared criminal charges against them, according to the report.

Karimganj (North) and Sonai have four candidates with criminal charges against them while Hailakandi has three candidates with cases against them, the report said.

Among serious criminal charges, two candidates have declared cases related to murder and they include former ULFA militant and BJP candidate Kushal Dowari from Thowra constituency and independent Janardan Hazarika from Amguri constituency. Both referred charges related to murder pending against them under section 302 of IPC, the report said.

Duwari, former independent MLA from Thowra, also declared a charge related to attempt to murder under section 307 of IPC.

An independent candidate Ibungobi Singha from Sonai constituency in Barak Valley has declared a charge related to assault or criminal force to women with intent to outrage her modesty under section 354 of IPC.

An independent Abdul Ahad Choudhury from Karimganj (North) has declared a charge related to kidnapping for ransom under section 364A of IPC. PTI DG SUS DIP.

112 'Crorepatis' to Contest Assam Polls First Phase

Guwahati, April 4: Out of the 539 candidates contesting the first phase of assembly polls in Assam, 112 are crorepatis and at least 20 of them have assets worth over Rs.5 crore each, an analysis has revealed.

There are two candidates in the list, who have zero assets, Assam Election Watch (AEW) and Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) has said.

As many as 36 candidates out of the total 65 fielded by the Congress, and 23 of the BJP out of the 54 in the fray are crorepatis (millionaires).

The AGP's list of candidates includes seven crorepatis, followed by two crorepatis each of the NCP and Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF). Among the 280 independent candidates, 26 are crorepatis.

The analysis was done on the basis of the self-sworn affidavits of the candidates.

Sixty five (65) constituencies of the total 126 are going to polls in the first phase on April 4. The rest 61 will go to polls in the second phase on April 11.

"While 20 candidates have assets worth over Rs.5 crore, there are 46 who own assets worth between Rs.2 crore and Rs.5 crore," said Tasaduk Ariful Hussain of AEW.

Independent candidate from Sootea constituency, Jyoti Subba, has the highest assets of Rs.2,88,11,84,362.00 so far.

"The wife of former Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Mani Kumar Subba, Jyoti has movable assets worth Rs.1,41,41,30,990.00 and immovable assets worth Rs.1,46,70,53,372.00," Mr Hussain said.

AGP candidate from Naharkatia constituency Naren Sonowal is the second richest candidate in the list so far with assets of Rs.33,94,60,623.00.

"With assets worth Rs.25,00,99,788.00, Congress candidate for Algapur constituency Rahul Roy is the third richest candidate so far in the list," said Mr Hussain. Rahul Roy is the son of veteran Congress leader Gautam Roy.

Mr Hussain said there were two candidates who declared zero assets in their sworn affidavits -- CPI-ML-L's Jiten Tanti from Teok constituency, and independent candidate Diganta Phukan from Mariani.



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