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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 06, 2021 7:34 pm
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.
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.
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.