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Assam Assembly Election 2021 Update: Congress and ASDC to Contest as Allies in Dima Hasao

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Assam Assembly Election 2021 Update: Congress and ASDC to Contest as Allies in Dima Hasao

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 March 2021 2:34 PM GMT

GUWAHATI: Tea garden workers are set to play a decisive role in many constituencies in the Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam. Keeping this in mind, all the parties including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress, are trying to lure them. Read more

March 8

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader Siddique Ahmed has resigned from the party on March 8.

Notably, Ahmed who is the General Secretary of AIUDF Central Committee and District President of Morigaon was denied a party ticket to contest from the Laharighat constituency.

Earlier on Sunday, the AIUDF has released its first list of candidates who would be contesting in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

March 7

The INC (Indian National Congress), Dima Hasao District Congress Committee and Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), Dima Hasao District Committee has agreed to work together in the ensuing Assam Assembly Election 2021 as allies. Read more

March 7

NRMPI to Field 30 Candidates for 2nd & 3rd Phases of Assam Assembly Polls

National Road Map Party of India (NRMPI) is going to field candidates in 30 constituencies for the second and the third phases of the Assam Legislative Assembly election, announced by the party's national general secretary Md. Shakil Ahmad at a press meet on Sunday. Read more

March 7

Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for laying the foundation stone of the Phulbari-Dhubri Bridge, AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) president Badruddin Ajmal has said that it is the greatest achievement in his stint as a parliamentarian. Read more

March 7

"Our united fight will defeat the 'Mahajoot'," proclaimed leaders of the BJP-AGP-UPPL alliance during a joint press meet here on Sunday. Further appealing to the grassroots party members, the leaders added, "Bury all differences revolving around the seat-sharing strategies among us." Read more

March 7

The president of Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Lurinjyoti Gogoi will contest the ensuing Assembly elections from two constituencies — Duliajan and Naharkotia.

As per the first list of 18 candidates of the AJP announced on March 5 Lurinjyoti is fighting the polls from Duliajan. Read more

March 7


The ECI (Election Commission of India) will provide 'Voter Information Slips' to each electorate. This move will facilitate the voter to know the serial number of the electoral roll of his/her polling station, time and date of poll, and other necessary details. Read more

March 7

Bhaskarjyoti Barua will fight from Titabor which has always been represented by former three-time chief minister Tarun Gogoi who passed away recently in November 2020.

Meanwhile, the candidate for Naoboicha is former minister Bharat Chandra Narah and for Dhakuakhana, the nominee is Padma Lochan Doley.

Bhaskar Jyoti Baruah is an old Congressman and a tea planter by profession and has several gardens in Upper Assam. Read more

March 7

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has released its first list of candidates who would be contesting in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

The party's first list comprises 16 candidates. Read more


Constituency Name Candidate Name
Jamunamukh Sirajuddin Ajmal
Bilasipara West Hafiz Bashir Ahmed
Mankachar Adv. Aminul Islam
Dhubri Nazrul Haque
Gauripur Nizanur Rahman
Bhawanipur Foni Talukdar
Sonai Karim Uddin Barbhuyan
Dhing Alhaj Aminul Islam
Algapur Nizamuddin Choudhury
Katlichera Sujam Uddin Laskar
Sarukhetri Minakshi Rahman
Jaleshwar Rafiqul Islam
Dalgaon Mujibur Rahman
Chenga Ashraful Hussain
Bagbar Rajib Ahmed


March 7

Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has announced their first list of candidates who would be contesting in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

Here is the first list –


Constituency Name Candidate Name
Bokakhat Atul Bora
Koliabor Keshav Mahanta
Teok Renupama Rajkhowa
Dergaon Bhabendra Nath Bharali
Amguri Pradeep Hazarika
Chabua Ponakon Baruah
Naoboisa Jayanta Khaund
Tezpur Prithiviraj Rabha


March 6

Congress has released the names of 40 candidates for the first phase of Assam Legislative Assembly Elections 2021

The complete list of the constituencies and candidates from Congress are as mentioned below:-


Constituency Name Candidate Name
Dhekiajuli Benudhar Nath
Barchalla Ram Prasad Sarma
Tezpur Dr Anuj Kumar Mech
Rangapara Abhijit Hazarika
Sootea Praneshwar Basumatary
Biswanath Anjan Borah
Gohpur Ripun Bora
Batadroba Smt. Sibamoni Bora
Rupohihat Md. Nurul Huda
Sarnaguri Rakibul Hussain
Kaliabor Prasanta Kumar Saikia
Sarupathar Smt. Roselina Tirkey
Golaghat Bitupan Saikia
Khumtai Bismita Gogoi
Dergaon (SC) Bani Hazarika
Jorhat Rana Goswami
Majuli (ST) Rajib Lochan Pegu
Mariani Rupjyoti Kurmi
Teok Pallabi Gogoi
Amguri Angkita Dutta
Nazira Debabrata Saikia
Mahmara Suruj Dehingia
Sonari Sushil Kumar Suri
Thowra Sushanta Borgohain
Sibsagar Subhramitra Gogoi
Bihpuria Bhupen Kumar Borah
Lakhimpur Dr Joy Prakash
Dhemaji (ST) Sailen Sonowal
Jonai (ST) Dr. Hema Hari Prasanna Pegu
Moran Pranjal Ghatowar
Dibrugarh Rajkumar Nilanetra Neog
Lahowal Manoj Dhanowar
Dulaijan Dhruba Gogoi
Tingkhong Atuwa Munda
Naharkatia Pranatee Phukan
Chabua Ajoy Phukan
Digboi Sibanath Chetia
Margherita Manoranjan Borgohain
Doom Dooma Durga Bhumij
Sadiya Lakhin Ch Chetia


March 7


Akhil Gogoi will be contesting the upcoming Assam Assembly elections from the Sivasagar constituency.

Meanwhile, according to reports, the founding president of the Raijor Dal is also said to be contesting from Mariani.

The complete list of the constituencies and candidates from Raijor Dal are as mentioned below:-


Constituency Name Candidate Name
No. 121 Chabua Dwiponjyoti Phukan
No. 115 Moran Mohini Mohan Ligira
No. 105 Mahmara Lohit Gogoi
No. 108 Sibsagar Akhil Gogoi
No. 102 Teok Kabindra Chetia Phukan
No. 93 Bokakhat Jiwan Bora
No. 85 Rupohihat Najrul Islam
No. 83 Dhing Mehboob Muktab
No. 73 Tezpur Alok Nath
No. 109 Bihpuria Anup Saikia
No. 74 Rangapara Bijay Tirki
No. 82 Raha Rubul Das
No. 57 Rangia Hareswar Barman
No 56 Karnalpur Jitul Deka
No 3 Karimganj Sahabul Islam Choudhury
No 68 Dalgaon Omar Ali
No. 90 Jamunamukh Dilwara Begum Choudhury


March 6

Former Assam Sahitya Sabha President Paramananda Rajbongshi has quit the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and has reportedly joined the BJP.

Earlier in November 2020, Rajbongshi joined the AGP in the presence of party president Atul Bora and working president Keshab Mahanta at party headquarters in Guwahati.

According to sources, Rajbongshi will contest from the Sipajhar constituency in the upcoming polls.

March 6

Akhil Gogoi led-Raijor Dal will contest from 18 constituencies in the upcoming Assam Assembly elections 2021.

Addressing a presser, Raijor Dal Working President Bhasko D Saikia on March 6 said that the party will contest 12 constituencies in the first phase and the rest 6 in the second phase.

March 5

The BPF (Bodoland People's Front) has decided to support the candidates of the 'Mahajoot' outside the BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) during the Assembly elections. Read more

March 5

Ending all speculations, the much-awaited BJP-AGP-UPPL seat-sharing arrangement for the ensuing Assembly elections has been completed. Leaders of the parties announced the list of 104 seats at the national BJP headquarters

The list has excluded the names of 11 sitting ruling BJP MLAs and a Cabinet Minister. Going by the list, former Chief Minister and founder president of AGP — Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, and present Cabinet Minister Sum Ronhang will not get the tickets from their respective parties.

The AGP has left the five seats of Barhampur, Naharkotia, Kamalpur, Lakhimpur and Patacharkuchi to its ally BJP. As of now, the regional party has its sitting MLAs in all these constituencies. Read more

Meanwhile, AGP TO CONTEST: 26 SEATS


AGP TO CONTEST: 26 SEATS
1. Chabua
2. Amguri
3. Teok
4. Dergaon
5. Bokakhat
6. Kaliabor
7. Raha
8. Guwahati (W)
9. Chaygaon
10. Boko
11. Goalpara (E)
12. Goalpara (W)
13. Mancachar
14. Abhayapuri (N)
15. Abhayapuri (S)
16. Bongaigaon
17. Barpeta
18. Bhabanipur
19. Chenga
20. Sarukhetri
21. Tezpur
22. Algapur
23. Karimganj (S)
24. Dalgaon
25. Naobaicha
26. Jamunamukh


March 5


The BJP has announced its first list of candidates for the upcoming Assam Assembly elections

It is to be mentioned that Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will contest from the Majuli constituency while Himanta Biswa Sarma will contest from his current constituency Jalukbari and state party president Ranjeet Dass will contest from Pathacharkuchi constituency.

Here are a few of the important constituency of the Assam Assembly election and BJP's candidate from these Constituencies:

Golaghat-- Ajanta Neog

Nalbari--Jayanta Malla Barua

Mangaldai---Gurujyoti Das

Jagairoad-- Piyush Hazarika

Nowgong-- Rupak Sarmah

Patacharkuchi-- Ranjeet Dass

Majuli-- Sarbananda Sonowal

Jalukbari--Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma

Dhekiajuli-- Ashok Singhal

Jorhat-- Hitendra Nath Goswami

Silchar-- Dipayan Chakraborty

Here is the complete first list of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Asam Polls

Constituency Name Candidate Name
Ratabari (Sc) Bijoy Malakar
Patharkandi Krishnendu Paul
Karimganj North Dr Manas Das
Badarpur Biswarup Bhattacharjee
Katlichera Subrata Nath
Silchar Dipayan Chakraborty
Sonai Aminul Haque Laskar
Dholai (SC) Parimal Suklabaidya
Udharbond Mihir Kanti Shome
Lakhipur Kaushik Rai
Barkhola Amulandu Das
Katigorah Gautom Roy
Haflong(ST) Nandita Gar Losa
Bokajan(ST) Nomal Momin
Howraghat(ST) Darsing Ronghang
Diphu(ST) Bidya Sing Engleng
Baithalangso(ST) Roop Sing Teran
Patacharkuchi Ranjeet Kumar Dass
Jalukbari Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma
Kamlpur Diganta Kalita
Rangia Bhabesh Kalita
Nalbari Jayanta Malla Barua
Paneri Biswajit Daimary
Kalaigaon Madhuram Deka
Mangaldoi(SC) Gurujyoti Das
Majbat Jitu Kishan
Dhekiajuli Ashok Singhal
Barchalla Ganesh Kumar Limbu
Rangapara Krishna Kamal Tanti
Sootea Padma Hazarika
Biswanath Pramod Borthakur
Behali Ranjeet Dutta
Gohpur Utpal Bora
Jagiroad(SC) Piyush Hazarika
Morigaon Ramakanta Deori
Laharighat Kadiru Jjaman Zinnah
Dhing Sanjib Kumar Bora
Batadroba Angoorlata Deka
Rupohihat Nazir Hussain
Nowgong Rupak Sarmah
Barhampur Jitu Goswami
Samaguri Anil Saikia
Lumding Sibu Misra
Sarupathar Biswajit Phukan
Golaghat Ajanta Neog
Khumtai Mrinal Saikia
Jorhat Hitendra Nath Goswami
Majuli (ST) Sarbananda Sonowal
Titabar Hemanta Kalita
Mariani Ramani Tanti
Nazira Mayur Buragohain
Mahmara Jugen Mohan
Sonari Dharmeshwar Konwar
Thowra Kushal Duwari
Sibsagar Surabhi Rajkonwar
Bihpuria Dr. Amiyo Bhuyan
Lakhimpur Manab Deka
Dhakuakhana(St) Naba Kumar Doley
Dhemaji (ST) Dr. Ranoj Pegu
Jonai (ST) Bhuban Pegu
Moran Chakradhar Gogoi
Dibrugarh Prasanta Phukan
Lahowal Binod Hazarika
Duliajan Terosh Gowala
Tingkhong Bimal Borah
Naharkatia Tarang Gogoi
Tinsukia Sanjay Kisan
Digboi Suren Phukan
Margherita Bhaskar Sarma
Sadiya Bolin Chetia

March 5

On the other hand, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) declared 18 candidate's list for the upcoming Asam polls. Read more


Constituency Name Candidate Name
Dhekiajuli Shatrughna Sasoni
Rangapara Ajay Tanti
Dhing Anjar Hussain
Batadroba Arup Kumar Saikia
Sarupathar Raju Phukan
Khumtai Pawan Saikia
Dergaon Ananda Chandra Das
Mariani Rajiv Kunar Hazarika
Nazira Ribulaya Gogoi
Thowra Dipen Tanti
Bihpuria Achyut Saikia
Dhakuakhana Satyajit Regon
Dhemaji Chittaranjan Basumatary
Dibrugarh Ajit Buragohain
Duliajan Lurinjyoti Gogoi
Tinsukia Samsher Singh
Margherita Sanjay Kumar Deb
Sadiya Jagadish Bhuyan


March 5


Chief Electoral Officer, Assam, Nitin Khade felicitating the State Icons namely Actor Kapil Bora, Singer Anindita Paul, Cricketer Riyan Parag and para-cyclist Rakesh Banik under SVEEP activities, Election Department, at Janata Bhawan, Dispur.

Chief Electoral Officer, Assam, Nitin Khade also formally handed over Certificate of new enrollment in the Electoral Roll to Riyan Parag, Cricketer and State Icon, Election Department, Assam, in Press Conference today under (SVEEP) activities.

Notably, Nitin Khade also launched election mascots- Bohag & Bohagi and released the theme Song for SVEEP 2021.

The theme song for SVEEP motivates citizens to exercise their right to vote and celebrate it with gaiety whilst they participate in building a stronger, free, fair and safe democracy.



March 5


AIUDF is likely to contest 21 Assembly seats in the upcoming Assam elections. It is to be mentioned that a meeting is underway between Congress, AIUDF, BPF, and the left parties in Guwahati and the announcement of a final list of the Mahajut candidates is yet to be declared.

In the 2016 Assam Assembly election here is the tally of the seats won by the individual party in Assam


PartySeats
Bharatiya Janata Party60
Indian National Congress26
All India United Democratic Front13
Asom Gana Parishad14
Bodoland Peoples Front12
Independent1
Total126


March 4

As per the directive of the Supreme Court of India, the ECI (Election Commission of India) has informed the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Assam that candidates with criminal cases – either pending or of conviction in the past – must make such information in the public domain. Read more

March 4

Ahead of the three-phase Assembly election that starts March 27, BJP has reached a seat-sharing formula with its Assam allies- Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and eight to the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).

Sources said the BJP would contest in 92 of the 126 seats in the Assam Assembly, with 26 going to the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and eight to the United People's Party Liberal (UPPL).

Meanwhile, an initial list of 84 BJP candidates has been finalised, and that more details on seats and names of candidates are likely to be announced on Friday.

On the other hand, AGP's two-time former Chief Minister and six-time MLA Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, who is also the founder of the party, might not get a ticket this time.

March 4

5 Cases of MCC Violation Reported in Assam Ahead of Polls

As of date, five cases of MCC violation have been reported in Biswanath, Dibrugarh, Kaliabor, Jorhat and Lakhimpur election district.

The complaint involves: postering in public places, high volume marriage party, scooter distribution to the beneficiary, placing of the banner without NOC and despatching of the blanket in a truck etc. Read more

March 4

Many sitting Congress MLAs in Assam may not get party tickets if their chances to win the election are less, said Congress in-charge of Assam Jitendra Singh in Guwahati.

March 3

The Assam Congress on March 4 in a press meet launched a registration drive of the Congress Party's Job Guarantee Programme. Further as per the drive, the leader of the opposition party launched a website for the unemployed youths in the State. Read more

March 3

Congress Uses Picture of Taiwan Tea Garden for Assam Poll Campaign, Sparks Controversy

Ahead of the Assam assembly election, a political war of words has begun between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. Read more

March 3

Three regional parties- Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP), Raijor Dal and Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) will soon make their seat-sharing arrangement public for the ensuing Assembly elections. Read more

March 3

BJP-AGP Seat Sharing: Amit Shah, Nadda hold marathon meeting in Delhi

Union Home Minister and top BJP leader Amit Shah and BJP national president JP Nadda on Wednesday held a marathon meeting in New Delhi with the leaders of Assam BJP, AGP and UPPL to work out the seat-sharing arrangement for the ensuing assembly elections in the State. Read more

March 3

Arms license holders asked to deposit firearms to ensure free and fair election

The District Magistrate-cum-Deputy Commissioner of Lakhimpur, Khageswar Pegu has declared prohibition regarding the possession of firearms by exercising his power conferred upon him under section 144 Cr.PC in order to ensure a free and fair election and to maintain law and order. Read more

March 3

Ahead of the Assam Assembly election, Dr Hiren Gohain on Wednesday resigned as the chief advisor of Raijor Dal.

Speaking to the media Dr Gohain said, "Akhil Gogoi's latest decision has gone against my long-term opinion. After this, I won't have little responsibility for any of their actions."

Earlier today Akhil Gogoi in a statement stressed fielding common opposition candidates against the ruling BJP as this would help in dividing vote share.

March 3

President of newly formed Raijor Dal, Akhil Gogoi, on Tuesday, urged opposition parties in Assam to put up joint candidates against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led coalition in the coming Assam assembly polls in order not to divide votes.

Raijor Dol president Akhil Gogoi who is currently under treatment at the Gauhati Medical College Hospital made this request in a letter written to the regional parties. It is to be mentioned that the handwritten letter is currently doing rounds on social media.

Further, the letter was read out to journalists by KMSS and Raijor Dol leader Bhasko D Saikia.

"I appeal to all opposition parties that in order to defeat the communal and fascist BJP we should put up one common candidate against the BJP and its alliance partners. That will help prevent the division of anti-BJP votes. If required, I will not contest the election" said the letter.

"BJP is parallel to AIUDF. In presence of AIUDF BJP will be stronger. Minority people of Assam also realize that BJP will be a strong party in presence of AIUDF. Other regional parties will not ally with Congress-led alliance because of AIUDF," it added.

Raijor Dal and Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) have decided to contest the election jointly, but have decided to stay away from the Congress-led grand alliance.



March 2

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday issued the notification for the first phase of the elections in 47 Assembly constituencies of Assam scheduled to be held on March 27. Read more

March 2

Congress led 'Mahajoot' to finalize Seat Sharing Soon

The Assam election seat-sharing between the parties in the Congress-led grand alliance or 'Mahajoot' will be finalized within a few days as the last date for filing nomination papers for phase 1 of the polls is March 9, said sources. Read more

March 2

'Static Surveillance Team' and 'Flying Squad' seized money and liquor in Golaghat

The 'Static Surveillance Team' and the 'Flying Squad' deployed in the Golaghat election district seized approximately Rs 2.5 lakh from a four-wheeler in Kamarabandha under Kamarbandha outpost and Golaghat Police Station. The team also seized nine bottles of foreign liquor of various sizes. Read more

March 2

BJP & AGP to finalize Sharing of seats in Delhi today: Himanta Biswa Sarma

The BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) and the AGP (Asom Gana Parishad) will finalize its strategy over sharing of seats for the State Assembly elections on March 3, said Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to media persons here on Tuesday. Read more

March 2

The list of candidates of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance comprising of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) is likely to be released by March 5.

March 2

Congress Promises Free Electricity up to 200 Units in Assam if Voted to Power

All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra blowing the poll bugle for the Assam Legislative Assembly election in favour of the Congress-led 'Mahajoot' promised free electricity up to 200 units if voted to power.

Priyanka Gandhi said that the Congress regime if voted to power will work on five agendas and guarantees it to be fulfilled -

1. Congress will implement a law by which the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act will not apply in Assam.

2. Will provide free electricity of up to 200 units per month to each and every household in Assam, which means the people of Assam will be able to save at least Rs 1400 every month.

3. Thirdly to honour the woman of Assam who religiously takes care of the entire family along with the well being of their children, Congress will provide Rs 2000 every month to all the women in Assam.

4. After interacting with the women of the tea tribe community and looking at their health condition, Congress has decided to increase the daily wage to Rs 365.

5. If Congress comes to power at least 5 lakhs of government jobs will come up which is again based on detailed research on the current economic condition of Assam. Read more

March 1

Money & muscle power put under the lens: CEO Nitin Khade

CEO (Chief Electoral Officer) Nitin Khade has reiterated that the misuse of money, muscle and liquor will be under strict vigil in the run-up to and during the Assembly elections in the State. Read more

March 1

IT Dept Set-up Control Room to Curb Use of Black Money for Electoral Purposes

To curb the use of black money for electoral purposes and prevent monetary inducement by any person(s) or parties in the upcoming Assembly election in Assam, the Investigation wing of the Income-tax Department, Guwahati has set up a control room on 24X7 basis till April 6 here. Read more

March 1

Top leaders of the AJP (Assam Jatiya Parishad) and the Raijor Dal discussed poll strategy on seat sharing, here on Monday. Read more

March 1

Hagrama Mohilary magic won't work now: BTR chief Pramod Boro

The chief of BTR and UPPL president, Pramod Boro on Monday said that the magic of BPF president Hagrama Mohilary would not work in this election as the people of the region had come to know the real face of Mohilary and his team. Read more

March 1

Pramila Rani Brahma predicts BJP's downfall in forthcoming Assam Assembly Election

Soon after the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) joined the grand alliance of the Congress, AIUDF, CPI, CPI (M) in Guwahati on Sunday, senior BPF leader and State Soil Conservation and Social Welfare Pramila Rani Brahma predicted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would sink because of its self-esteem. Read more

March 1

Senior Congress leader Anil Raja has resigned from the membership of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and also from the primary membership of the Indian National Congress.

According to reports, Raja has tendered his resignation to All India Congress Committee (AICC) president Sonia Gandhi on Monday.

The Congress leader also alleged that the Congress-AIUDF alliance will only demand ministership from AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal.

March 1

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) held a meeting in Guwahati on Monday to discuss the seat-sharing for the upcoming Assam assembly elections.

The meeting was attended by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. Assam state BJP president Ranjeet Kumar Dass, BJP national general secretary Dilip Saikia, state organising secretary Phanindranath Sharma, AGP president Atul Bora, senior AGP leaders Keshab Mahanta, Birendra Prasad Baishya and Phani Bhushan Choudhury also attended the meeting.

March 1

Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) president Palash Changmai is likely to join the newly-floated Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) to contest election from the Sonari constituency. The student leader will quit the AJYCP in a day or two.

March 1

A total of 1 lakh 34 thousand banners were removed from different parts of Assam which include 50,927 boarding banners, 73,469 posters and 10,085 wall writings.

March 1

Congress leader and Indian National Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrived in Guwahati on Monday morning to launch the party's campaign for the upcoming Assam Assembly elections.

Meanwhile, President, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee, Ripun Bora on his Twitter wrote, "Warmly welcomed Hon'ble AICC Gen Sec Smt. @PriyankaGandhi at the Guwahati Airport this morning, alongside State Congress leadership & Party workers. Entire Assam is looking forward to her 2 day visit, and the enthusiasm is evident!"



According to reports, Gandhi will later fly to North Lakhimpur and visit Sonari Gaon Panchyat.

The Congress leader is also scheduled to meet PCC OB's, DCC Presidents, BCC Presidents, Mandal Presidents, Senior leaders, Frontals of ten districts in the North Bank and Upper Assam region in North Lakhimpur College playground.

February 28

AJP's publicity secretary Ziaur Rahman has said that the convoy of party president Lurinjyoti Gogoi was attacked at Kalag near Borbhag under Borkhetri LAC (Legislative Assembly Constituency) in Nalbari district on Sunday. Read more

February 28

BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary said they would get an absolute majority in the upcoming Assam polls and form the government with 70 seats.

"We will definitely form the government. We have to oust the BJP from Assam. Sixty-four seats are required to form the government. We will get 70," Mohilary said during a press conference in Guwahati on Sunday.



February 28

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Assam on Monday (March 1) to campaign for party candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections slated to be held from March 27. Read more

February 28

The newly floated political party, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) released the party's registration number and symbol of a 'Ship' allotted to the party by the Election Commission of India for the upcoming state legislative assembly elections.

At a press conference, AJP President Lurinjyoti Gogoi along with other party members released the party symbol and the registration number 56/161/2020-2021/PPS-1. Read more

February 27

Dima Hasao all set for Assam Assembly Election 2021

Dima Hasao district which falls under the 16 Haflong (ST) LAC will vote in the second phase on April 1 as informed by the DEO cum Deputy Commissioner Paul Barua, while addressing the press at the DC conference hall, Haflong on Saturday. Read more

February 27

In a major twist, just ahead of the Assam Assembly election 2021, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) on Saturday snapped its ties with BJP and joined the Congress-led Grand Alliance.

It is to be mentioned that BPF has 12 seats in the current Assembly and three ministers in the Sarbananda Sonowal-led government.

"To work for peace, unity and development, the Bodoland People's Front (BPF) has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH in the forthcoming Assam Assembly Election. We shall no longer maintain friendship or alliance with BJP," said BPF president Hagrama Mohilary in a tweet.



February 26


Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Tejashwi Yadav reached Guwahati on February 27 and was welcomed by the state Congress party to the state.

As per reports, the RJD Chief is conducting meetings with the regional parties of Assam including the Congress-AIUDF led coalition party.

The national secretary of RJD Shyam Rajak has been in Guwahati for the last two days and according to a media report that Yadav has conducted meetings on Friday evening with regional parties and scheduled to hold more meetings.


February 26

Prominent Bodoland People's Front (BPF) leader Keshab Rajbangshi, who is sitting president of Tamulpur District BPF, on Friday submitted an application seeking a party ticket from No. 58 Tamulpur LAC for the forthcoming election. Read more

February 26


The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for the Assam assembly election 2021 in a press conference scheduled at 04:30 pm on Friday in New Delhi.

As per the commission, Assam Assembly elections 2021 to be held in 3 phases and the elections to be held on March 27, April 1 and April 6 and the countings on May 2, 2021.

Assam Election First Phase Dates - 47 Acs (ACS 71-78, 83-85, 88, 89, 93-126)

Issue of notification

02-03-2021

Last Date of Notification

09-03-2021

Scrutiny of Nomination

10-03-2021

Last Date of Withdrawal of Candidates

12-03-2021

Date of Poll

27-03-2021

Assam Election Second Phase Dates - 39 Acs (ACS 1-20, 56, 57, 59, 64-70, 79-82, 86, 87, 90-92)

Issue of notification

05-03-2021

Last Date of Notification

12-03-2021

Scrutiny of Nomination

15-03-2021

Last Date of Withdrawal of Candidates

17-03-2021

Date of Poll

01-04-2021

Assam Election Third Phase Dates - 40 Acs (ACS 21-55, 58, 60-63)

Issue of notification

12-03-2021

Last Date of Notification

19-03-2021

Scrutiny of Nomination

20-03-2021

Last Date of Withdrawal of Candidates

22-03-2021

Date of Poll

06-04-2021

The term of the current government is set to end by May 31st, 2021.

The observer of the Assam election will be S.Srinivasan, IAS, 1980 batch.

Sunil Arora also said that taking due consideration of the festival of the state the commission always tries to have harmonious sync with the respective states.

Model Code of Conduct to come into force immediately after the announcement of the election dates.

Meanwhile, Rs. 30.8 lakhs is the expenditure limit that has been set by the Election Commission of India.

In the 2016 Assam assembly election number of polling station as at 24,890 but now due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase of voters it has increased to 33,530 polling station, percentage-wise growth of 34.71.

The Elections to be held for 126 Assembly seats in which the ruling party, BJP is eyeing 100+ seats.

As per the Assam Polls 2016 seat-sharing in numbers:

BJP – 60,

CONG – 26,

AIUDF – 13,

AGP – 14,

BPF – 12, IND – 1

TOTAL - 126

Earlier Assam polls held in 2 phases. This time it's 3 phases. Assam declared a disturbed area so additional forces and police observer appointed.

Assam polls 2016 Vote share in percentage

CONG 31%

BJP 30%

AGP 8%

AUIDF 13%

Voter turnout: 83.9%

Guidelines by EC for upcoming elections

Guidelines to be followed for the upcoming elections:

*Door-to-door campaigning to be restricted to five persons including the candidate.

*Roadshows allowed

*Separate norms for suspected Covid-19 patients.

*Polling officials to be vaccinated.

(In Assam, territorial determination of Assembly Constituencies is as per Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1976)

As per the electoral roll data received in prescribed forms i.e. Form 1D SSR-2021-01 & 02 in respect of finally published electoral rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2021 as the qualifying date, the number of electors in the State/UT of Assam is


State

No. of General electors

No. of Service Voters

Overseas Electors

Total No. of electors as per electoral rolls

Assam

2,31,82,309

62,134

11

2,32,44,454

Maximum No. of electors in Polling Station

There shall be maximum 1000 electors instead of 1500 electors in a polling station.

(Commission's Instruction No.23/SEC/2020-ERS, dated 23rd July 2020)

Accordingly, the change in the number of Polling Stations in these States are as follows:

Name of State

No. of Polling Stations in 2016

No. of Polling Stations in 2021

% Increase in No. of Polling Stations

Assam

24,890

33,530

34.71 %


The Commission has already made arrangements to ensure the availability of an adequate number of EVMs and VVPATs for the smooth conduct of elections.

Deployment of EVMs and VVPATs (in lakhs) for General Election to Legislative Assemblies

S.No.

Name of State

BUs

CUs

VVPATs

1

Assam

0.46

0.48

0.48


List of Forty Seven(47) Assembly Constituencies of Assam going to polls in Phase-I as per Annexure-1

Sl.No.

Assembly Constituency No. and Name

1.

71

-

Dhekiajuli

2.

72

-

Barchalla

3.

73

-

Tezpur

4.

74

-

Rangapara

5.

75

-

Sootea

6.

76

-

Biswanath

7.

77

-

Behali

8.

78

-

Gohpur

9.

83

-

Dhing

10.

84

-

Batadroba

11.

85

-

Rupohihat

12.

88

-

Samaguri

13.

89

-

Kaliabor

14.

93

-

Bokakhat

15.

94

-

Sarupathar

16.

95

-

Golaghat

17.

96

-

Khumtai

18.

97

-

Dergaon (SC)

19.

98

-

Jorhat

20.

99

-

Majuli (ST)

21.

100

-

Titabar

22.

101

-

Mariani

23.

102

-

Teok

24.

103

-

Amguri

25.

104

-

Nazira

26.

105

-

Mahmara

27.

106

-

Sonari

28.

107

-

Thowra

29.

108

-

Sibsagar

30.

109

-

Bihpuria

31.

110

-

Naoboicha

32.

111

-

Lakhimpur

33.

112

-

Dhakuakhana (ST)

34.

113

-

Dhemaji (ST)

35.

114

-

Jonai (ST)


36.

115

-

Moran

37.

116

-

Dibrugarh

38.

117

-

Lahowal

39.

118

-

Duliajan

40.

119

-

Tingkhong

41.

120

-

Naharkatia

42.

121

-

Chabua

43.

122

-

Tinsukia

44.

123

-

Digboi

45.

124

-

Margherita

46.

125

-

Doom Dooma

47.

126

-

Sadiya


List of Thirty Nine (39) Assembly Constituencies of Assam going to polls in Phase-II as per Annexure-1


Sl.no.

Assembly Constituency No. and Name

1.

1

-

Ratabari (SC)

2.

2

-

Patharkandi

3.

3

-

Karimganj North

4.

4

-

Karimganj South

5.

5

-

Badarpur

6.

6

-

Hailakandi

7.

7

-

Katlichera

8.

8

-

Algapur

9.

9

-

Silchar

10.

10

-

Sonai

11.

11

-

Dholai (SC)

12.

12

-

Udharbond

13.

13

-

Lakhipur

14.

14

-

Barkhola

15.

15

-

Katigora

16.

16

-

Haflong (ST)

17.

17

-

Bokajan (ST)

18.

18

-

Howraghat (ST)

19.

19

-

Diphu (ST)

20.

20

-

Baithalangso (ST)

21.

56

-

Kamalpur

22.

57

-

Rangiya

23.

59

-

Nalbari

24.

64

-

Panery

25.

65

-

Kalaigaon

26.

66

-

Sipajhar

27.

67

-

Mangaldoi (SC)

28.

68

-

Dalgaon

29.

69

-

Udalguri (ST)

30.

70

-

Majbat

31.

79

-

Jagiroad (SC)

32.

80

-

Marigaon

33.

81

-

Laharighat

34.

82

-

Raha (SC)

35.

86

-

Nowgong

36.

87

-

Barhampur

37.

90

-

Jamunamukh

38.

91

-

Hojai

39.

92

-

Lumding


List of Forty (40) Assembly Constituencies of Assam going to polls in Phase-III as per Annexure-1

Sl.no.

Assembly Constituency No. and Name

1.

21

-

Mankachar

2.

22

-

Salmara South

3.

23

-

Dhubri

4.

24

-

Gauripur

5.

25

-

Golakganj

6.

26

-

Bilasipara West

7.

27

-

Bilasipara East

8.

28

-

Gossaigaon

9.

29

-

Kokrajhar West (ST)

10.

30

-

Kokrajhar East (ST)

11.

31

-

Sidli (ST)

12.

32

-

Bongaigaon

13.

33

-

Bijni

14.

34

-

Abhayapuri North

15.

35

-

Abhayapuri South (SC)

16.

36

-

Dudhnai (ST)

17.

37

-

Goalpara East

18.

38

-

Goalpara West

19.

39

-

Jaleswar

20.

40

-

Sorbhog

21.

41

-

Bhabanipur

22.

42

-

Patacharkuchi

23.

43

-

Barpeta

24.

44

-

Jania

25.

45

-

Baghbar

26.

46

-

Sarukhetri

27.

47

-

Chenga

28.

48

-

Boko (SC)

29.

49

-

Chaygaon

30.

50

-

Palasbari

31.

51

-

Jalukbari

32.

52

-

Dispur

33.

53

-

Gauhati East

34.

54

-

Gauhati West

35.

55

-

Hajo

36.

58

-

Tamulpur

37.

60

-

Barkhetry

38.

61

-

Dharmapur

39.

62

-

Barama (ST)

40.

63

-

Chapaguri (ST)

Of late, Assam has witnessed the visit of political bigwigs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself.

In wake of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, the list of visitors also includes Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. While the Bhartiya Janata Party, BJP is trying to make its grip stronger in the state, the Congress, on the other hand, have initiated a 'grand alliance' with parties like AIUDF, CPI, CPI (M), CPI (ML) and Anchalik Gana Morcha. However, the political scenario for Assam poll has taken a new turn with the emergence of the regional parties like Assam Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal. [Also Read - Assam Assembly Election 2021 Opinion Poll]

The BJP is currently the single largest party in the 126-member Assam house with 60 MLAs, while its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BPF now have 13 and 11 lawmakers respectively. To understand the nuances of the political scenario in the state ahead of the Assam Assembly Poll 2021, let's have a look at the timeline of the Assam political developments in the state so far.

Take a look at the political developments and schemes launched by the state government in calendar order:

February 2021

Born out of the ant-Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, the year saw the joining of the two regional parties AJP and Raijor Dal. The BJP has been on a spree of wooing voters by making the parties hold stronger in the state. While Congress has kept its door open for the regional parties, AJP and Raijor Dal seem to be in no mood to join the 'grand alliance'.

February 2: BJP appointed Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as the Election In-Charge of Assam. DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh was appointed as the additional in-charge of the Assam Assembly Election.

February 4: The AJP and the Raijor Dal have joined hands to contest the Assembly polls. Informing about the amalgamation of both the parties, AJP president Lurinjyoti Gogoi said that the party has already tied up with the Autonomous State Demand Committee for the polls and talks are on with the BPF.

February 5:

• Taking a jibe at the AJP, the BJP said that the party has put a strain on its regional character by forging an alliance with the Raijor Dal.

• Meanwhile, Congress, AIUDF, Anchalik Gana Marcha and left parties meet Akhil Gogoi at GMCH where he is undergoing treatment, however, they did not receive any positive response from the Raijor Dal leader.

February 6: With an eye on the polls ahead the BJP government gifts cash to over 7 lakh Assam tea workers community. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman initiated the ceremonial distribution ceremony of the Chah Bagicha Dhan Puraskar Mela in Guwahati.

February 7: With the elections just around the corner, PM Modi pays another visit to the state at Dhekiajuli. During his visit, Modi launched the 'Asom Mala' programme and laid the foundation stones for medical college and hospital in Biswanath and Charaideo.

February 9: Congress launches a campaign called, "Assam Bachao Ahok" against the ruling BJP-led coalition. Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi claimed that the next government will be formed by the 'grand alliance' and the next chief minister will be from the Congress Party.

February 11:

• Amit Shah reached Guwahati to begin his two-day election tour of Assam and West Bengal. The Union Minister also met Ananta Ray, the self-proclaimed king and heir of Koch-Rajbongshi, in Bongaigaon.

• Congress Leader Debabrata Saikia loses the "Leader of Opposition" status as the strength of Congress in the State Assembly has been reduced to 19, which is less than one-sixth of the total strength of 126 in the House.

As the Assembly Elections are nearing political parties are leaving no stone unturned to woo voters. BJP has announced and implemented a slew of measures; however, it remains close-mouthed in regard to the CAA as this may create a stir in the state. It may be noted here, that Home Minister Amit Shah on his recent visit to West Bengal, informed that the rules for the CAA will soon be implemented after the culmination of the Covid vaccination drive.

Contrary to that the rise of the regional parties is a reminder about the same law that has created an uproar in the nation with its epicentre being Assam and the northeast. The Congress on the other hand has joined hands with other parties to oust the saffron party. Nevertheless, it would be crucial to observe what course of action the political development takes ahead of the 2021 Assembly Elections.

February 13:

• The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Friday began their proposed 'Axom Basaon Ahok' Yatra from Batadrava Than in Nagaon district.

"Today all of us are united in saving Assam from corruption, cronyism and majoritarianism. Started the 'Axom Basaon Ahok' yatra from Batadrava," tweeted Gaurav Gogoi as the Yatra started.

February 14:

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made it clear that the ruling BJP will not have any alliance with its existing ally Bodoland People's Front (BPF) in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state.

"We have been telling it many times that our alliance with BPF was for five years only and both sides were committed to it. They are still in our government and it is healthy politics," the BJP leader said.

The BJP is currently the single largest party in the 126-member Assam house with 60 MLAs, while its allies Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and BPF now have 13 and 11 lawmakers respectively.

February 14:

Congress launched its election campaign in poll-bound Assam with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's rally in Sivsagar earlier today.

The former Congress President started his poll campaign at Sivasagar Boarding Field. Congress leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, were seen wearing 'No CAA' gamosas during the rally. This is the first visit of Rahul Gandhi to Assam this year.

Addressing the rally, Rahul Gandhi said no power can break the state while addressing a public rally. He added that whoever attempts to touch Assam Accord or spread hatred will be taught a lesson by his party and the people of Assam. Gandhi asserted that the party is set to protect the principles of the Assam Accord. He said, "The Congress leaders and I will defend and protect the principles of the Assam Accord. We will not retreat one inch."

February 17:

The Congress has set a target of collecting 50 lakh 'gamosas' to be displayed at the proposed memorial for people killed during the anti-CAA movement in December 2019.

"We are building an anti-CAA memorial in Guwahati. I request every Assamese to share gamosas with your anti-CAA message on it and send it to us," Kaliabor MP and former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi's son, Gaurav Gogoi, said at a party meeting in north-eastern Assam's Bihpuria town.

February 18

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Thursday invited applications from Assamese architects to plan and design the upcoming Martyrs' memorial that the party has vowed to construct after it comes to power in April-May this year.

"Calling all Assamese architects based anywhere in the world. Assam needs you. Send in your model image for the grand anti-CAA monument the Congress will build in Guwahati after winning the election," Ripun Bora said in a tweet," said party president Ripun Bora.

February 18

Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Assam finance and health minister Himanata Biswa Sarma said that he does not wish to contest the 2021 assembly election.

However, if the party decides to field him to contest the poll which is likely to be held in March-April he will honour its decision. Speaking to reporters, the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) said, "On my birthday on February 1, 2020, I gave a letter to Ranjeet Dass (Assam BJP state president) saying that I don't want to fight the 2021 assembly polls. This is not known to my wife or son or any family member till now. I am making it public for the first time."

February 22

Ahead of the Assam State Assembly election, PM Modi visited the state and virtually inaugurated three major projects in the oil sector in Assam and the Dhemaji Engineering College.

Meanwhile, speaking at the rally, PM Modi said that the Election Commission of India is likely to announce the election dates in the state in the first week of March.

February 23

Assam state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma at a political rally in Bokajan, Asam said, "Under the reign of the BJP government, the work which you saw in 5 years was done despite we being a new government here."

"First-time BJP came to Assam and whatever work that you saw is just the trailer of the film, in the next 5 years, we will see the actual film," the minister added.

Further, the minister said that the real big picture is yet to come.


February 24

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has send-off 20 companies of Central Security Forces (CSF) to Assam.

The 20 companies have comprises 76 personnel each.

February 24

The Assam Congress has collected over 1 lakh Anti-CAA Gamosas through its door-to-door collection drive.

"Resonating with the plight of the people in Assam, the Congress cadres have been able to garner over one lakh gamosa through its door-to-door collection drive. In just a few days, people from across the State have poured their sentiments, on their Gamosas and handed them over to various senior Congress leaders, marking their dissent against the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) introduced by the BJP Government," the Congress said in a statement.

February 24

The Lakhimpur District Congress Committee (LDCC) resorted to four-day-long protest programmes across North Lakhimpur from February 21 till day. On Wednesday, the activists and the supporters of the political party, under the banner of LDCC, staged a protest in the Khelmati Petrol Pump premises and demanded the governments at the Centre and in the State to control the sky-rocketing prices of petro-products and the essential commodities at earliest for the sake of the common people.

February 24

At a time when alliance party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has planned and make it public to contest in the upcoming assembly poll with its own candidate from No. 111 Lakhimpur Assembly Constituency, existing Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLA Utpal Dutta denied giving up the constituency to BJP under any conditions. He declared that he would contest in the election from Lakhimpur in the upcoming assembly election and his victory was confirmed. Read more

February 25

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on February 25 while addressing a rally in Nagaon indirect;y said that regional parties like Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Raijor Dal as parties of agitators.

Further, the minister blamed Congress for helping the newly floated parties to contest the upcoming Asam Assembly election.

"Their aim is to make Congress win. Everyone knows that they can't form a government, they themselves know it but it's sad that they're trying to reduce BJP's vote share to make Congress win, the mister added.

February 25

With the Assam assembly election 2021 round the corner, there is palpable enthusiasm among the voters of Paneri LAC as to whom the major political parties will give their tickets, where incumbent Bodoland People's Front (BPF) MLA Kamali Basumatary is in her fourth consecutive term. Read more

February 26

The Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely to announce the dates for the Assam assembly election 2021 in a press conference scheduled at 04:30 pm on Friday in New Delhi.

January 2021

Another major development that took place was Congress' association with the five parties. The Congress-led 'Grand Alliance' is hopeful that it will defeat the saffron party by gaining a majority in the upcoming Assam Assembly Elections, 2021.

While the alliance has been denounced by many including the BJP, Congress has opened its door for the regional parties that are willing to join the alliance to dislodge the BJP.

BJP, on the other hand, is assured that such an alliance will not affect the party's strength. As reported by The Sentinel, Assam BJP President Ranjit Dass was quoted as saying, "Similar grand alliances were forged earlier, and it didn't affect the BJP or the NDA. The people have blessed the party with their votes. We have taken a target to achieve more than 100 seats through our A+A=100 model. A+A means the achievement of the government and activities of the party. Under both the A's we are planning to achieve our mission 100+ goal."

January 2: NEDA Convener Himanta Biswa Sarma, announces that BJP and UPPL would fight together with opponents in the ensuing State Assembly elections.

January 9: In a three-day convention held by the Raijor Dal, in Moran, jailed KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi was named as its President.

January 11: BJP National President JP Nadda initiated the poll campaign in Assam with his maiden visit to Silchar. However, he faced backlash after he claimed that the centre has granted Scheduled Tribe (ST) status to six communities in the state. It needs to be mentioned here that the consultation with stakeholders for the granting of the status to the communities namely, Koch Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Chutia, Matak, Moran and Tea Tribes was still on.

January 19: Congress formally announces an alliance with five parties, namely, AIUDF, CPI, CPI(M), CPI(ML) and Anchalik Gana Morcha to dislodge the BJP ahead of the elections.

January 23: Giving a boost to the BJP election campaign in Assam, PM Modi who arrived in Assam launched a drive to distribute land pattas to 1.06 lakhs of indigenous people of Assam in Jerenga Pather in Sivasagar District.

January 24: Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended a rally organized in Kokrajhar, Assam to celebrate the first anniversary of the historic BTR agreement

January 30: On the sidelines of the distribution of appointment letters to 4,511 teachers, Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted that the BJP is not in need of votes from the 'Miya' people. He further added that 'Miya Muslims' will not vote for the BJP. The BJP will also field a few candidates in the 'Miya' dominated constituencies, informed Sarma.

December 2020

The countdown to the Assam Assembly Election started with the elections of the newly formed BTR. The election to the 40 seats in the BTC was held in two phases. This was the first election after the signing of the BTR Accord on January 27, 2020, that brought an end to the decades-long conflict between the government and the armed groups. The Accord aimed to bring in new reforms and governance in the autonomous district council or the BTR. The signatories of the Accord were the four factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) and All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) on one hand and the Assam Government and the Central Government on the other.

While the Accord was signed to bring peace to the region it rather ensued a political upheaval in the region, with allies standing against each other.

Once a key ally, Hagrama Mohiliary led BPF has been on sour terms with BJP led Assam Government.

Even though the BPF emerged as the single largest party, the BJP ditched its ally and formed an alliance with the UPPL and GSP which staked claim to form its government in the region. The election also marked the fall of the BPF which was the longest-serving party in the region since 2003. BJP also managed to maintain its winning feat in the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC).

December 7: The first phase of BTC elections for 21 seats was held in Udalguri and Baksa districts while maintaining COVID-19 protocols.

December 10: The second phase of elections to the 19 seats was held in Chirang and Kokrajhar constituencies.

December 12: The results of the BTC Election were announced. BPF won 17 seats, BJP nine seats, Promod Boro led United People's Party Liberal (UPPL) grabbed 12 seats, Congress one and Kokrajhar Lok Sabha MP Naba Sarania-led GSP one.

December 13: The UPPL along with BJP and GSP staked claim to form its government in the region. Accordingly, the Assam Governor accepted the claim and UPPL President Promod Boro was declared the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of BTC.

December 14:Two days after the election results were announced the lone Congress winner, Sajal Kumar Sinha, switched sides to join BJP, taking the saffron party's tally to 10.

December 15:

• Promod Boro was sworn in as the new CEM of BTR at Bodofa Nagar in Kokrajhar. Three executive members (EMs) -- Gautam Das (BJP, Mathanguri constituency), Ghanshyam Das (Independent, Dihira constituency) and Diganta Borua (BJP, Mwdwibari constituency) – also took oath in the swearing-in ceremony. UPPL vice-president Gobinda Ch Basumatary was sworn in as the new deputy chief executive member of BTC.

• Meanwhile, Sinha was expelled from the primary membership of the Congress party, while Himanta Biswa Sarma declared that more leaders from Congress are willing to join the saffron party.

December 17: The TAC Elections were held for 35 constituencies spread over Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai and Kamrup (Metropolitan) districts where 124 candidates were in the fray.

December 19: After its win in the BTC, BJP maintained its winning feat by a landslide victory in the TAC. The saffron party swept off the polls by securing 34 out of 36 seats. Congress who has won the majority of seats in the last election narrowed down to just one seat. BJPs ally Assam Gana Parishad (AGP) won the other seat.

December 25:

• Congress faced a major setback after Congress MLA from Golaghat Constituency Ajanta Neog resigned from the party and the Assam Assembly. She was later expelled by Congress president Sonia Gandhi for her alleged involvement in anti-party activities.

• Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Guwahati on a three-day visit to the Northeast.

December 26:

• While congratulating the people of Bodoland for the trusting the BJP led alliance Amit Shah launched several projects in Assam.

• Ajanta Neog along with Congress MLA from Lakhipur Rajdeep Gowala meets Amit Shah ahead of joining the saffron party.

December 29: Ajanta Neog along with Rajdeep Gowala joined the BJP in the presence of Assam BJP President Ranjit Dass and Himanta Biswa Sarma. Describing the Congress as a 'leaderless' and 'directionless' organization that works as a private limited party, she condemned its association with the AIUDF.

With the advent of the new year, 2021 and the trauma of COVID-19 showing a sign of slowing down, the opposition parties of Assam through its grand alliance even announced acquiring 100+ seats.

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