BJP registers landslide victory with 74 of 80 seats in Assam civic election
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) bagged a massive victory in the Municipal Board elections in Assam on Wednesday, pocketing 75 civic bodies out of 80, as per poll results declared by the State Election Commission.
The Congress, the principal opposition party of the state, could not even win a single civic body. Others, including Independents, bagged two municipal bodies of the Mariani and Hailakandi towns.
The polling to 80 municipal boards across the state was held on March 6 through electronic voting machines (EVMs) for the first time in the history of civic elections in Assam. An estimated 70 percent voter turnout was registered.
Out of 977 wards spread across 80 Municipal Boards, results of 976 were declared. Assam State Election Commission (ASEC) said the BJP clinched a total of 759 wards, while only 76 were won by Congress. Others emerged victorious in 141 wards.
The Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “The grand victory of BJP Assam in the Assam Municipal Election reflects the trust of all sections of the society in Adarniya PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas & Sabka Prayaas. Grateful to the people for this massive mandate.”
The grand victory of @BJP4Assam in the #AssamMunicipalElection reflects the trust of all sections of the society in Adarniya PM Shri @narendramodi ji’s vision of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas & Sabka Prayaas.
Grateful to the people for this massive mandate. pic.twitter.com/3fKsbUsoXt
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) March 9, 2022
He further said, “I congratulate all Assam BJP karyakartas & leaders who worked tirelessly spreading the development ideals of Adarniya PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji.
“I bow my head in gratitude to the people of Assam for the thumping victory of candidates from Assam BJP & its allies in the municipal elections,” he said in a series of tweets.
The ruling BJP had fielded the maximum number of candidates (825), followed by Congress 706 and BJP’s ally party Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) 243 candidates.
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