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Northeast India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: BJP leads in Assam with 9 of 14 seats

Northeast India Lok Sabha Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS from Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram and Meghalaya: As per the trends, BJP has taken a considerable lead in Assam.

Written by Liu Chuen Chen , Tora Agarwala , Debraj Deb , Jimmy Leivon , Sonakshi Awasthi | Agartala, Guwahati (assam), Imphal, New Delhi | Updated: May 23, 2019 8:21:57 pm
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Northeast India Election Results 2019 HIGHLIGHTS from Assam, Tripura, Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Mizoram and Meghalaya:  The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA has so far managed to secure eight out of 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam. Leading in Assam’s primary seat at Gauhati, BJP candidate Queen Oja is in a tight contest with Congress’ candidate Bobbeeta Sharma. As Assam, the largest state in the northeast, accounts for 14 of the total seats, the saffron party has set a target to win 22. At present, the BJP has eight seats, besides two seats with its allies, in the entire northeast.

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According to Election Commission’s data, the latest figures show that BJP’s Kiren Rijiju has maintained a comfortable lead in Arunachal Pradesh West Lok Sabha seat with a margin of nearly 87,000 votes. Similar trends have been witnessed in Tripura, where both Lok Sabha seats have been well secured by the BJP.

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In 2014, the BJP had won seven seats and the Congress had won three. The All India United Democratic Front won three seats and the remaining seat went to an Independent candidate. The northeast went to the polls in three phases this election. Simultaneously, Assembly polls were also held for Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.

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Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and other northeast states HIGHLIGHTS: Counting of votes is underway

19:47 (IST)23 May 2019
BJP leads in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura

As per the Election Commission, the latest figures show BJP and its allies leading in Assam, Tripura and Arunchal Prdaesh. Whereas, in Manipur BJP is leading in one of the two seats, while Naga People's Front (NPF) has taken a lead in Outer Manipur seat. 

17:38 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: BJP ahead by 24,000 votes in Karimganj

In Muslim-dominated Karimganj, BJP’s Kripanath Mallah is leading towards a victory with a margin of 24,358 votes. It is likely that the Muslim vote was split between AIUDF and Congress in this seat.

In Silchar, a constituency in Barak Valley dominated by Hindu Bengalis, the Citizenship Bill, has helped BJP’s Rajdip Roy to take a lead against sitting MO Congress’s Sushmita Dev by a margin of 69,110 votes.

17:29 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam seat winner: BJP candidate Pradhan Baruah wins from Lakhimpur seat

BJP's Pradhan Baruah contesting from Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat in Assam has been declared a winner with a margin of 3,44,350 votes against Congress' Anil Borgohain, as per election result data provided by C-voter. In 2014, BJP too had won in Lakhimpur with Sarbananda Sonowal, present chief minister of Assam, in lead.

17:06 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: Congress' Gaurav Gogoi thanks people, workers for hard work

As counting is underway, Congress' candidate from Assam's Kalibor seat Gaurav Gogoi was thankful to people of his constituency and his party workers for their hard work. Gogoi has maintained a considerable lead against his nearest AGP Moni Madhab Mahanta.

16:35 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam seat update: Congress ahead by 57,000 votes in Barpeta

Congress' Abdul Khaleque is in the lead at the Barpeta constituency, Assam by a margin of 57,681 votes. The seat is a Bengali-Muslim dominated constituency and the community accounts for more than 50% votes. In 2014, AIDUF MP Sirajuddin Ajmal won the seat which had earlier been a Congress stronghold.

16:04 (IST)23 May 2019
Mizoram seat update: MNF candidate C. Lalrosanga winning in the lone seat

With a margin of nearly 8,000 votes, Mizo National Front (MNF) candidate C Lalrosanga is leading against his nearest Independent candidate Lalnghinglova Hmar.

Chief Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga of MNF told the media today, "People are fed up of dynastic rule - that’s why the congress is out. They have no more future in Mizoram or in the Northeast."

In reference to the Citizenship Bill, he said, “We will support the NDA at centre but not on issues that will harm Mizoram. I hope the NDA govt will be wise enough not to push any such law.”

15:28 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam CM Sonowal says grateful to people for their 'unwavering' love to PM Modi

Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal said he was grateful to the people of the state for their "unwavering love and support" towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

15:16 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam seat update: BJP candidate Queen Oja takes lead in Gauhati

BJP's Queen Oja has taken the lead against INC's Bobbeeta Sharma by 17,428 votes in Gauhati seat in Assam. 

14:31 (IST)23 May 2019
Nagaland update: Congress takes lead against NDPP

By the end of third round of counting of votes in Nagaland’s lone Parliamentary constituency, Congress came around and took lead against the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP). KL Chishi of the Congress party, who was trailing behind till the third round, is now leading over NDPP candidate Tokheho Yepthomi with 12,503 votes.

14:14 (IST)23 May 2019
Meghalaya CM Sangma laudes NPP candidate Agatha for winning Tura seat

Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad Sangma congratulated NPP's Sangma Agatha for her victory in Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya. She was leading by 61,000 votes against Congress candidate Mukul Sangma. 

13:52 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: Congress' Gaurav Gogoi ahead by 44,000 votes against AGP

Congress' Gaurav Gogoi is leading by 44,468 votes against his nearest AGP's Moni Madhab Mahanta in Kaliabor, Assam. 

13:41 (IST)23 May 2019
Meghalaya: Congress leads in Shillong, NPP in Tura

Vincent H. Pala of Congress party is leading with 1,47,550 votes above United Democratic Party (UDP) leader Jemino Mawthoh in Shillong Parliamentary constituency in Shillong, Meghalaya. Agatha K. Sangma, daughter of former Lok Sabha Speaker and ex CM Late Purno Sangma, is leading against Congress candidate Dr. Mukul Sangma with 61,569 votes in Tura constituency.

Political watchers say Vincent Pala is riding on the trust factor since he is sitting MP from the seat and has been winning repeatedly from the seat for several terms.

BJP has scored poorly in booth seats till now; the party has scored 5.41 percent of counted votes in Tura constituency till latest 1 PM and 9.93 percent in Shillong constituency.

13:28 (IST)23 May 2019
Nagaland: NDPP ahead by 2,000 votes against Congress

Tokheho Yepthomi of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP) is leading by 2,542 votes against nearest KL Chishi of the Congress party in Nagaland Parliamentary constituency.

Neiphiu Rio of Naga Peoples Front (NPF), former chief minister, won from the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections with a margin of over 40,000 votes.

Nagaland constituency saw four-cornered contest on April 11 with Hayithung Tungoe from National People’s Party (NPP) and M.M Thromwa Konyak from Independent as the other candidates.

Naga People’s Front (NPF) secured victory from the seat in 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating Congress by a margin of 38.60 percent.

13:18 (IST)23 May 2019
Tripura: BJP leads in both LS seats

BJP candidate Pratima Bhoumik of West Tripura Lok Sabha Seat has taken a comfortable lead of 1,22,865 votes against her nearest Congress rival Subal Bhowmik, PTI quoted election officials as saying.

In the East Tripura Lok Sabha seat, BJP candidate Rebati Tripura is leading by 1,08,983 votes against his nearest Congress rival Maharaj Kumari Pragya DebBurman, officials added.

13:11 (IST)23 May 2019
Manipur: BJP maintains lead in Inner seat, NPF in Outer

In the Inner Manipur seat, BJP candidate Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is leading by 18,499 votes against his nearest Congress rival Oinam
Nabakishore Singh.

In the Outer Manipur seat, Naga Peoples Front nominee Lorho S Pfoze is leading by 26,899 votes against his nearest BJP rival Houlim Shokhopao Mate.

13:03 (IST)23 May 2019
PM Modi's love surpassed all expectations: BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma

Senior Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Thursday said the love for Prime Minister Narendra Modi surpassed all expectations. “The people of India have given Narendra Modi ji one more chance. We had expectations but the love for Modi ji has surpassed all our expectations. I thank the people of the Northeast,” Himanta Biswa Sarma tells the local media.

Sarma has been one of the key movers in strengthening BJP hold over the Northeast.

12:52 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: BJP now leads in 9 seats, Congress in 2

BJP leads in 9 seats (Autonomous District, Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Nagaon, Mangaldai, Tezpur and Lakhimpur), AIUDF in 2 (Dhubri and Karimganj); UPPL in one (Kokrajhar); Congress in 2 (Guwahati & Kaliabor).

12:34 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: Congress' candidate Gaurav Gogoi takes lead by 5,000 votes in Kaliabor

Congress' Gaurav Gogoi takes the lead by 5,589 against AGP's Moni Madhab Mahanta who was ahead earlier. The Kaliabor Constituency is a traditional Congress bastion, earlier represented by Tarun Gogoi and Dip Gogoi.

AGP's Moni Madhab Mahanta was earlier ahead  by 13025 votes. 

12:22 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: BJP leads in 11 out of 14 seats

Latest trends show that in Assam, BJP and its allies are leading in 11 seats (Autonomous District, Barpeta, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Kaliabor, Silchar, Nagaon, Mangaldai, Tezpur, and Lakhimpur), AIUDF in 2 (Dhubri and Karimganj), and United People's Party (Liberal) in one (Kokrajhar), and Congress in one (Guwahati).

Assam accounts for 14 Lok Sabha seats of the 25 in the Northeast region. 

12:09 (IST)23 May 2019
Assam: AIUDF's Badruddin Ajmal ahead by 60,000 votes in Dhubri

All India United Democratic Front's (AIUDF) Badruddin Ajmal is comfortably leading by 60,329 votes. He is the sitting MP from Dhubri, one of the 14 constituencies. Meanwhile, Congress' candidate Abu Taher Bepari and Asom Gana Parishad's Zabed Islam are neck-and-neck.

In 2014, the AIUDF had won both the seats, along with the Karimganj seat in Barak Valley.

The Northeast — particularly Assam — has been on edge ever since the BJP decided to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955.

The tribals, who constitute 27-28 per cent of the population in the northeast, always play a significant role in the politics of the mountainous region. Manipur University Professor and political observer Chinglen Maisnam told news agency IANS that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 has changed the mindset of the people in the region during the past two months. "The Citizenship Bill has completely changed the political landscape," he said.

Of the 25 Lok Sabha constituencies in the northeast, two seats, one each in Nagaland and Meghalaya, are lying vacant after Neiphiu Rio and Conrad K. Sangma became the chief ministers of the two states, respectively. The resource-rich region shares borders with China, Myanmar, Bhutan and Bangladesh and has trade ties with some of these countries, especially Bangladesh and Myanmar.