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Assam Assembly Elections 2021


Why the victory of Ashraful Hussain in Assam is poetic justice

May 13, 2021 8:46 am

The young poet represents an unapologetic Miya voice, one that the state’s new chief minister has described as a threat to Assamese identity and culture.

How the Congress lost Assam

May 12, 2021 7:27 pm

If the party had opted for a grand alliance including the Assam Jatiya Parishad and Raijor Dal with Akhil Gogoi as the face, the result may have been different

Explained: Akhil Gogoi gets bail to take oath as Assam MLA; this is why he's in jail

May 13, 2021 7:24 am

In the recent assembly polls, Akhil Gogoi defeated BJP's Surabhi Rajkonwari by nearly 12,000 votes in the Sibsagar constituency, becoming the first from Assam to win an election from jail.

The rise of the female voting bloc

May 10, 2021 8:02 pm

More women are voting than before, and this rise in political agency could mean that their rights and issues are no longer an afterthought for policymakers.

Himanta Biswa Sarma takes oath as Assam chief minister, says Covid management first priority

May 10, 2021 7:09 pm

Himanta Biswa Sarma, 52, who held key portfolios in the previous Assam government, including finance, health, and education — succeeds Sarbananda Sonowal as the Chief Minister

Himanta, BJP's troubleshooter in the Northeast, all set to become Assam's 15th CM

May 10, 2021 1:57 am

Sarma has held key portfolios in the outgoing Sarbananda Sonowal-led Assam government, including finance, health and education, and is also the convenor of the North East Democratic Alliance.

Himanta Biswa Sarma set to be next Assam CM, will take oath at 12 pm on Monday

May 09, 2021 3:49 pm

Himanta Biswa Sarma has been arguably the most influential politician in Northeastern India as of now and the BJP’s key man and troubleshooter in the region.

After Himanta and Sonowal's day in Delhi, CM call likely today

May 09, 2021 7:41 am

BJP president JP Nadda had said in Kolkata that the saffron party’s leadership was pre-occupied with the post-poll violence in Bengal because of which a decision couldn’t be taken regarding Assam.

BJP's Assam triumph has one caveat: Akhil Gogoi

May 08, 2021 9:40 am

Sanjib Baruah writes: Despite the electoral failure of the anti-CAA platform, Gogoi’s victory might prove to be politically consequential in coming months.

Explained: Why Congress blames regional front for helping BJP win Assam

May 11, 2021 8:44 am

The Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and the Raijor Dal (RD), born out of protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), ended up with one winning candidate between them — the jailed peasant leader Akhil Gogoi who heads the RD.


Bengal, Assam see brisk voting in second phase of Assembly polls

April 01, 2021 4:35 pm

After days of high decibel campaigning by political parties, voting for the second phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam is currently underway.

West Bengal, Assam prepare for second phase of polling tomorrow

March 31, 2021 2:31 pm

A total of 69 seats spread across West Bengal and Assam will go to the polls on April 1.

2021 Assembly elections affidavit: I hereby declare

March 31, 2021 5:04 pm

While the state of West Bengal will go to polls in eight phases, Assam will see three-phase voting starting March 27. Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in single phases on April 6. Counting of votes for the four states and one union territory will be done on May 2.