BJP-led NDA alliance retains power in Assam, congratulations pour in

 While BJP won 60 seats, its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) bagged nine seats and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) secured six.

The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Sunday successfully made its way through the electoral battle to retain power for the second consecutive term in Assam by securing 75 seats in the 126-member assembly.

While BJP won 60 seats, its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) bagged nine seats and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) secured six.

The Congress-led Mahajot on the other hand secured a total of 39 seats – 29 Congress and 10 All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF).

Key winners:

BJP: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal (Majuli), state party president Ranjit Kumar Dass, BJP strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma, Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Ranjit Dutta Parimal Suklabaidya and Naba Doley.

Congress: Legislators Rockibul Hussain, Rekibuddin Ahmed, Rupjyoti Kurmi got re-elected to the assembly.

AGP: Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta and Phani Bhusan Choudhury won from their seats.

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the people of Assam for “rewarding” the BJP and its allies with the mandate for “Sabhyata, Suraksha & Vikas.”

“People have rewarded BJP+ for pro-people, development-oriented policies that our Govt has undertaken under PM @narendramodi ji's leadership. I bow to the people of Assam for the huge mandate & promise to continue the development journey,” he tweeted.

Congratulations pour in

Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his congratulations to the leaders in Assam and tweeted, “The people of Assam have again blessed the NDA’s development agenda and the pro-people track record of our Government in the state. I thank the people of Assam for the blessings. I appreciate the hard work of NDA Karyakartas and their untiring efforts in serving the people.”

Home Minister Amit Shah also congratulated the state party leaders of Assam for ensuring victory in the north-eastern state. “Congratulations to all the activists. I am confident that under the leadership of Modi ji and Nadda ji, all the workers of the state and our allies will continue to strive for the development of Assam,” he tweeted.

National BJP president JP Nadda also extended his wishes to Assam leaders stating, “Thank you Assam for showing faith in the NDA administration with this massive mandate. The state stands strongly with PM @narendramodi ji’s vision of a progressive & prosperous Assam. I congratulate @sarbanandsonwal ji, @RanjeetkrDass ji, @himantabiswa ji & every Karykarta of BJP.”

Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma tweeted, “Congratulations to the BJP @sarbanandsonwal & @himantabiswa on the spectacular victory in Assam elections.”

Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu tweeted, “Under PM @narendramodi Ji and National President @JPNadda Ji, @BJP4India made remarkable achievements in #AssemblyElections2021. An overall gainer. It regained Assam, a huge gain in Bengal, won seats in TN, vote-share increase in Kerala, NDA govt in Puducherry. Thank you, Voters!”

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb also extended his congratulations to Assam BJP. He tweeted, “BJP’s impressive win in Assam clearly indicates people’s support towards development policies of Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji and good governance by Shri @sarbanandsonwal ji. I congratulate Shri @himantabiswa da @RanjeetkrDass ji and @BJP4Assam karyakartas on this big victory.”

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio tweeted, “Congratulations to the Honourable @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi, @BJP4India President Shri @JPNadda, Chief Minister of Assam Shri @sarbanandsonwal and Shri @himantabiswa Convener @NEDAIndia for the impressive win in the #AssamAssemblyPolls.”

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga also tweeted, “Heartiest congratulations to the Shri @sarbanandsonwal ji & Shri @himantabiswa ji on their spectacular victory in Assam Elections. Wishing them the best for their future endeavours.”

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tweeted, “Congratulations to @sarbanandsonwal ji, @himantabiswa ji, @RanjeetkrDass ji & all @BJP4Assam karyakartas for the big win. Thank you Assam for placing your trust in Hon'ble PM, Shri @narendramodi ji's vision for development & progress for the region.”

(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)

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