Assam, Northeast election results 2019: BJP-led alliance ahead on 13 of 25 seats, big gains in Assam

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New Delhi | Updated:May 23, 2019 9:54:09 pm

Assam, Northeast election results: The BJP is aiming to surpass its 2014 seat share in Assam, as it is leading in nine seats, while the Congress is ahead in three and the AIUDF and an Independent candidate in one each of the 14 parliamentary constituencies till the trends were last received.

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Assam, Northeast election results: BJP is aiming to reaffirm its numero uno status in the eight northeastern states of the country. Northeast holds the key for both Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress. The region sends 25 Member of Parliaments (MPs) to Lok Sabha. BJP played a masterstroke by bringing all non-Congress parties to form North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA). Convener of NEDA platform Himanta Biswa Sarma exuded confidence that NEDA will bag 19 seats altogether. Congress, on the other hand, will look to regain its mojo to dent BJP’s chances in the region as well at the Centre.

Out of the eight states, Assam offers 14 Lok Sabha seats while Sikkim, Nagaland, and Mizoram have one Lok Sabha constituency each. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Manipur have two Lok Sabha seats each. All the 25 seats went to polls in three phases between April 11 and April 23. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, a strong Modi wave saw BJP bag seven seats in Assam and one seat from Arunachal Pradesh. Even though Congress faced a humiliating defeat at the national level, it had bagged three seats from Assam, two from Manipur, one from Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Meghalaya. All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won three seats from Assam. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Parliament have been the most talked about issues. These are likely to be key factors for both the national parties – BJP and Congress.

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    15:35 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam, Northeast election results LIVE: Himanta Biswa Sarma attacks Mamata Banerjee

    BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma attacked West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying her day are numbered in politics and the massive mandate for the BJP will lead to her downfall over the next few months. "The days of Mamata Banerjee are now numbered and this massive win will lead to the ultimate fall of Mamata in the next 100 days," he said.

    15:32 (IST)23 May 2019
    Himanta Biswa Sarma blasts Rahul Gandhi

    Assam Finance Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Congress president Rahul Gandhi is not cut out for politics and the party should give him a 'decent retirement'. Sarma said that he must have met Rahul Gandhi around 20 times in his life and he felt pity for him. UPA chairperson and former Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi has thrusted him on the Congress and Rahul is a person who has come from a privileged background but Gandhi did not respect his colleagues.

    "He (Rahul) should be given a decent retirement because if he does not quit politics, then in India the next 25 years will be dominated by the ruling party (BJP) and there won't be any opposition, and there would only be BJP and (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi," he said.

    13:33 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam election results 2019 LIVE: Himanta Biswa Sarma thanks people of northeast

    Himanta Biswa Sarma of BJP said, "People of India have once again given Modi ji a chance to lead the country, they love him. I would like to thank the people of India, especially people of North-East for supporting Modi ji. I want to assure people that Modi ji will take us forward."

    13:20 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam elections results 2019: BJP eyes sweep

    Out of 14 seats in Assam, BJP is leading in 11 seats.

    13:06 (IST)23 May 2019
    Manipur election results 2019 LIVE: BJP ahead in Manipur

    The ruling BJP is leading in one Lok Sabha seat while the Naga Peoples Front is leading in another parliamentary constituency in Manipur as per initialtrends, officials said Thursday. Manipur has two Lok Sabha seats - Outer Manipur and Inner Manipur. BJP candidate Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is leading by 18,499 votes against his nearest Congress rival Oinam Nabakishore Singh in the Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat. Naga Peoples Front nominee Lorho S Pfoze is leading by 26,899 votes against his nearest BJP rival Houlim Shokhopao Mate in the Outer Manipur Lok Sabha constituency. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections the Congress had won both the Lok Sabha seats in Manipur.

    11:32 (IST)23 May 2019
    Arunachal Pradesh election result 2019: BJP set to sweep northeast state

    BJP is leading in both seats of Arunachal Pradesh. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is leading by 30548 votes in Arunachal West against his nearest rival Nabam Tuki of the Congress. In the Arunachal East seat, Tapir Gao of the BJP is leading by 13477 votes against his nearest rival Lowangcha Wanglat of the Congress.

    11:26 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam election result 2019: Latest trend

    In Assam, Congress candidate Tarun Gogoi, son of former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, is trailing in Kaliabor Lok Sabha seat. Assam Laboour Minister Pallab Lochan Das is leading from Tezpur constituency. BJP's Dilip Saikia is leading by 4408 votes. BJP's Rupak Sharma is ahead in Nowgong. BJP's Rajdeep Roy is leading by 2052 votes in Silchar. In Dhubri, sitting MP and AIUDF candidate Badruddin Ajmal is moving ahead of his nearest contender, Zabel Islam of the Asom Gana Parishad, by 22658 votes.

    09:59 (IST)23 May 2019
    BJP is leading in Arunachal Pradesh

    BJP is ahead in two seats in Arunachal Pradesh. In Arunachal West Lok Sabha seat, Union minister Kiren Rijiju is ahead by 4490 votes against National People's Party (NPP). BJP candidate Tapir Gao is leading by 614 votes against Independent candidate C C Singhpo in Arunachal East

    09:28 (IST)23 May 2019
    Congress takes lead in Meghalaya

    Among the two Lok Sabha seats in Meghalaya, incumbent Congress MP Vincent H Pala took leading against his nearest Jemino Mawthoh of the United Democratic Party by 10,712 votes in the Shillong Lok Sabha Seat. In Tura Lok Sabha seat, National People's Party's Agatha Sangma was leading against Congress' Mukul Sangma by 7,014 votes.

    09:28 (IST)23 May 2019
    BJP leading against Congress in Manipur

    In the solitary Lok Sabha seats, BJP has taken lead against Congress. BJP candidate Houlim Shokhopao Mate was leading against his nearest Congress rival K James by 137 votes in Outer Manipur Lok Sabha seat.

    09:10 (IST)23 May 2019
    Nagaland election results trends: Congress is behind

    In Nagaland, incumbent Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) MP Tokheho Yepthomi has taken lead against his nearest Congress rival K L Chishi by 3,165 votes in the lone Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland, according to PTI report.

    09:09 (IST)23 May 2019
    Mizoram election trends

    Mizo National Front has taken lead in the lone seat of Mizoram. Mizo National Front candidate C Lalrosanga ahead by 5,130 votes against his nearest Independent rival Lalnghinglova Hmar, poll officials were quoted as saying by PTI.

    07:16 (IST)23 May 2019
    Security tightens in Nagaland ahead of counting of votes

    Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the counting of votes for the solitary Lok Sabha seat in Nagaland and by-election to Aonglenden Assembly constituency on Thursday, a top election official has said. Polling for the Lok Sabha seat and Aonglenden bye-poll was held simultaneously on April 11. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Abhijit Sinha said on Tuesday that there would be three-tier security cordon on theday of counting.

    06:43 (IST)23 May 2019
    Why northeast is important for BJP?

    BJP riding on unprecedented Narendra Modi wave won 282 seats on its own out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies. The big chunk of these 282 seats was from Hindi heartland states where it bagged 191 Lok Sabha constituencies out of 226. However, in recent times BJP faced defeats in state assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. So, if BJP's staggering tally from these three aforementioned states decreased, 25 Lok Sabha seats from the eight states of the northeast are absolutely crucial.

    06:34 (IST)23 May 2019
    State-wise Lok Sabha seats in northeast

    Eight states of northeast have 25 seats. In Assam, there are 14 Lok Sabha seats. Arunachal Pradesh has two seats. Meghalaya has two seats, Tripura has two seats and Manipur has two seats. Sikkim has one seat. Mizoram has one seat. Nagaland has one seat.

    06:33 (IST)23 May 2019
    2014 Lok Sabha polls results

    Assam: In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP won seven seats. Congress bagged three Lok Sabha seats. All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) got three seats. One seat was bagged by an independent candidate. Manipur: Congress bagged two seats. Tripura: CPIM won both the Lok Sabha seats. Arunachal Pradesh- Congress won one seat and BJP bagged one Lok Sabha constituency. Meghalaya: Congress won one seat in Meghalaya, National People's Party (NPP) won the other. Mizoram- Congress won one seat in Mizoram. Sikkim- Sikkim Democratic Front won the solitary parliament seat in Sikkim. Nagaland: Naga People's Front (NPF) bagged one Lok Sabha seat.

    06:04 (IST)23 May 2019
    Lok Sabha elections 2019 schedule in northeast India

    All 25 Lok Sabha seats went to polls in three phases. On April 11, polling was held in five Lok Sabha seats of Assam. Voting was also held in two seats of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. Polling was also held in one seat of Tripura and Manipur each. Polling was held in a single seat in Nagaland, Sikkim and Mizoram. In the second phase on April 18, five Lok Sabha seats of Assam, one seat of Manipur and Tripura went to the polls. In the third phase on April 23, polling was held in four seats in Assam. 

    Assam is crucial for BJP as it is the ruling dispensation there. Assam also sends the highest number of MPs. If BJP manages to win a large number of seats from Assam, it may end up bagging more number seats from the northeast.