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Assam: BJP+ won 12 out of 22 seats in council elections, 9th consecutive victory after 2014 Lok Sabha

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The BJP and its ally AGP won the Deori Autonomous Council elections in Assam on Thursday.
This is the BJP’s 9th consecutive victory in any election in Assam since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
The BJP and the AGP have won 12 out of 22 seats in this election.

Guwahati. Between the Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) have won the Deori Autonomous Council elections from Assam. This is the BJP’s 9th consecutive victory in any election in Assam since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In this election, BJP and AGP have won 12 seats, Congress two and others eight.

According to TOI, the council consists of 26 members, out of which 22 members are elected and the remaining four are nominated. The BJP had contested on 18 seats, while the AGP had fielded its candidates on four seats. Congress contested 14 seats, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seven, Raijor Dal two and Asom Jatiya Parishad one seat. Along with this, 29 independents were also in the fray in the election.

It is known that elections for the council were held on Tuesday in Deori-dominated areas spread over seven districts of Upper Assam. In this, an estimated 80 percent of the 43,595 voters had cast their vote. It consists of 22 constituencies. At the same time, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has expressed happiness after the election results. He has made a tweet about it.

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The Chief Minister wrote in his tweet, ‘The spectacular victory of the Assam BJP and allies in the Deori Autonomous Council elections, re-affirms the popular public confidence in our government, which is being run under the guidance of respected Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Heartfelt thanks to the voters of the council area for giving us such a huge mandate. I thank every worker of the party.

Tags: Assam, BJP, Himanta biswa sarma

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