Guwahati: The ruling BJP and its allies are leading in all the five assembly constituencies in Assam, where bypolls were held on October 30, according to the latest update of the counting trends put on the Election Commission of India (ECI) website.

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An estimated 74.04 per cent of nearly eight lakh electors voted in the by-elections to the five assembly constituencies in Assam on Saturday, which remained completely peaceful.


Bypolls in the two seats in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) were necessitated by the death of sitting MLAs.


Basumatary is leading by 22,941 votes over Dhruba Kumar Brahma Narzary of the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) and Daimary was ahead by 24,961 votes against Independent candidate Ganesh Kachary.


BJP ally UPPL’s candidates Jiron Basumatary and Jolen Daimary are leading in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur seats, respectively, according to data available with the poll panel.


The ruling BJP and its allies on Tuesday looked set to win all the five assembly seats in Assam, where bypolls took place on October 30, according to the latest update of the counting trends by the Election Commission.

BJP candidates Phanidhar Talukdar, Rupjyoti Kurmi and Sushanta Borgohain are leading in Bhabanipur, Mariani and Thowra constituencies, respectively, the EC said.

While Talukdar and Kurmi are ahead of Congress candidates Sailendra Nath Das and Luhit Konwar by a margin of 30,389 votes and 26,538 votes respectively, Borgohain is leading with 16,002 votes over Raijor Dal’s Dhaijya Konwar, who contested as an Independent.

All three BJP nominees were elected to the assembly in the general elections in March-April this year on tickets of opposition parties, but they subsequently resigned and joined the saffron party. Talukdar had won as an AIUDF candidate, while Kurmi and Borgohain were Congress lawmakers.


United People’s Party, Liberal, BJP’s ally is leading in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur whereas the ruling party is in the lead in Bhabanipur, Thowra and Mariani Assembly constituencies.


BJP candidates Phanidhar Talukdar, Rupjyoti Kurmi and Sushanta Borgohain are leading in Bhabanipur, Mariani and Thowra seats respectively.

All the three BJP nominees were elected to the assembly in the general elections in March-April this year on tickets of opposition parties but resigned and joined the saffron party. Talukdar had won as an AIUDF candidate, while Kurmi and Borgohain were Congress lawmakers.

BJP ally UPPL’s candidates Jiron Basumatary and Jolen Daimary are leading in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur seats respectively. Bypolls in these two seats in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) were necessitated due to the death of the sitting MLAs.

An estimated 74.04 per cent of nearly eight lakh electors had voted in the Assam bypolls to five assembly constituencies.

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