By winning 75 seats, shared among the alliance partners, the BJP-led ruling alliance has retained power in Assam. As per the final result tally of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the BJP emerged as the single-largest party in the state and won 60 seats
Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi scripted history in Assam as he became the first man in the state to be elected to the 126-member Assam Legislative Assembly from behind bars.
He won with 57,219 votes in Sibsagar LAC, as per ECI official data on May 2.
He had submitted his nomination paper from the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital here, where he is currently lodged.
Interestingly, he had not visited the constituency for any campaigning as he is yet to procure bail in all the cases against him.
It may be mentioned here that Akhil Gogoi was arrested in December 2019 in Jorhat during the peak of the anti-CAA protests in Assam.
As the party is yet to be registered with the Election Commission of India, his victory will be marked as that of an Independent candidate.
People have extended their best wished to Akhil Gogoi and are hopeful that he would emerge as a strong opposition leader.
Meanwhile, by winning 75 seats, shared among the alliance partners, the BJP-led ruling alliance has retained power in Assam.
As per the final result tally of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the BJP emerged as the single-largest party in the state and won 60 seats.
Meanwhile, its allies AGP and UPPL won in 9 and 6 seats respectively.
However, it was a bad show for the AGP as it lost out in 5 seats. In the 2016 Assembly polls, the party had won from 14 seats.
The Congress, on the other hand, gained seats this year.
In 2016, the party had won 26 seats and the number increased to 29 this year.
However, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora lost from the Gohpur constituency and he has already resigned from the APCC president's post.
Its ally, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), too managed more seats than five years ago, securing 16 this time against 13 in 2016.
Another member of the Congress-led grand alliance, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF), could bag only four seats, down from 12 seats in 2016 polls.
The only other partner of the 'grand alliance' to open its account was CPI(M) with a single winner.
However, for the Lurinjyoti Gogoi-led Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) it was a cold show and it failed to open its account.
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