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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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    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.

    11:59 (IST)23 May 2019
    Sikkim: SKM candidate Indra Hang Subba ahead by 6,000 votes

    Sikkim has got a single Lok Sabha constituency where Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) and Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) are the major contesting political parties. SDF has been winning from Sikkim constituency since 1996. Sitting MP from the seat Prem Das Rai has also been representing the seat since 2009.

    However, according to the latest ECI figures, SKM’s Indra Hang Subba is leading against his nearest contestant Sikkim Democratic Front’s Dek Bahadur Katwal with 6458 votes.

    11:51 (IST)23 May 2019
    Manipur: NPF leads in Outer seat, BJP in Inner

    Manipur constitutes of two Lok Sabha seats, the Inner and Outer Manipur constiuency.

    In Outer Manipur, Naga People's Front (NPF) Lorho S. Pfoze is leading by 51215 votes against BJP candidate Houlim Shokhopao Mate. While, in Inner Manipur, BJP candidate Rajkumar Ranjan Singh is leading by 15485 votes. He is in narrow contest with Congress' Oinam NabaKishore Singh. 

    11:44 (IST)23 May 2019
    Arunchal Pradesh: BJP's Kiren Rijiju leads with comfortable margin

    BJP candidate Kiren Rijiju is leading from Arunchal Pradesh West seat with a comfortable margin of nearly 34,000 votes. He is contesting primarily against Congress's Nabam Tuki, who is also the former chief minister of the state.

    11:38 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: BJP, Cong fight neck-and-neck in Guahati

    Close fight in Guahati Lok Sabha seat where both women candidates BJP's Queen Ojha and Congress's Bobbeeta Sharma are neck-and-neck. Latest figures show that Sharma is leading by a slim margin of 2889 votes.

    11:28 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: AGP ahead by 13,000 votes in Kaliabor LS seat, Cong trails

    Congress' Gaurav Gogoi has been taken over by Asom Gana Parishad's (AGP) Moni Madhab Mohonto by 13025 votes in the Kaliabor constituency. Sitting MP Gogoi is defending a seat which has been a Congress bastion since 1967 (barring 1984 and 1996, when the AGP attained the seat) — which have led many to peg this as fight as a matter of prestige for the Congress.

    11:14 (IST)23 May 2019
    Nagaland: NDPP in alliance with BJP ahead by 26,000 votes

    In Nagaland's lone Lok Sabha seat, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party's (NDPP) — in alliance with the BJP — Tokheho Yepthomi is leading by 26,274 votes. Congress' KL Chishi is trailing. 

    10:59 (IST)23 May 2019
    Tripura: BJP candidate Pratima Bhowmik secures 170,000 votes

    As per the latest statistics, BJP candidate Pratima Bhowmik so far has received 171,499 votes against Congress candidate Subal Bhowmik with 83,914 votes in Tripura West.

    In Tripura East (ST reserved) constituency, BJP’s Rebati Tripura has secured 203,534 votes against Tripura ‘princess’ Pragya Debburman who is trailing with 115,079 votes, much to the surprise of poll predictors.

    10:50 (IST)23 May 2019
    Meghalaya: NPP Agatha Sangma ahead in Tura LS seat

    In Tura Lok Sabha seat in Meghalaya, National People's Party (NPP) Agatha Sangma has so far secured 19,242 votes. NPP heads the coalition government in Meghalaya. 

    While, in Shillong Lok Sabha seat, Congress received votes, as per the Election Commission. 

    10:40 (IST)23 May 2019
    Arunachal Pradesh: Initial trends show BJP in lead

    BJP is in lead in Arunachal Pradesh. According to the Election Commission, Kiren Rijiju is leading with 27,425 votes in Arunachal Pradesh West, while Tapir Gao is ahead with 13,237 votes.

    10:33 (IST)23 May 2019
    Mizoram: MNF's C Lalrosanga ahead by 6,040 votes

    In Mizoram's lone Lok Sabha seat, the fight is between Mizo National Front's C Lalrosanga and independent candidate, Lalnghinglova Hmar (backed by the Zoram People's Movement and Congress). Early trends show that C Lalrosanga is leading by 6,040 votes. 

    10:21 (IST)23 May 2019
    Tripura: BJP candidate Pratima Bhowmik ahead by 5,989 votes

    At the end of the first round of counting, BJP candidate Pratima Bhowmik is taking the lead by 5,989 votes in West Tripura.

    10:13 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: In Barpeta, AGP takes lead

    In Assam's Barpeta constituency, Asom Gana Parishad's Kumar Deepak Das is leading by 31,669 votes, ECI figures showed. The party is in alliance with the BJP here. Congress' Abdul Khaleque is trailing in the constituency where the Bengali Muslim community accounts for more than 50% votes.

    10:07 (IST)23 May 2019
    Arunachal Pradesh: Initial trends show BJP leading in seven seats

    According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the BJP is leading in seven seats in Arunachal Pradesh.

    09:44 (IST)23 May 2019
    Meghalaya: Congress ahead in Shillong, NPP in Tura

    In Meghalaya, Congress's Vincent Pala takes the lead in Shillong Lok Sabha constituency. In the Tura seat, Nationa Peoples Party (NPP)'s 37-year-old Agatha Sangma is leading ahead of former chief minister Mukul Sangma. The NPP is part of the BJP-led NEDA front in the Northeast. However, BJP has fielded its own candidates in both the Meghalaya seats.

    09:32 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: AIUDF MP Badaruddin Ajmal takes lead in Dhubri

    Sitting MP Badaruddin Ajmal of the AIUDF is leading in Dhubri constituency, initial trends suggested. Identity politics have played a key role in this Lower Assam constituency, which is dominated primarily by the Bengal-origin Muslim community, who live in the fear of being branded “illegal Bangladeshis”.

    09:27 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: Early trends show BJP leading in five seats

    According to local channels, early trends in Assam show the BJP leading in five seats. Congress takes the lead in three and AIDUF in one.

    09:23 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: Here are the 2014 Lok Sabha election results

    In 2014 in Assam, the BJP had won seven seats and the Congress had won three of the total 14 seats. The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) had won three seats and the remaining seat had gone to an Independent candidate. 

    09:19 (IST)23 May 2019
    Assam: Congress MP Sushmita Dev expresses gratitude to party members

    Sitting Congress MP Sushmita Dev — who is fighting to retain the Silchar seat — took to Twitter to thank her party members, a few minutes before counting began in the state. 

    09:13 (IST)23 May 2019
    BPF candidate Pramila Rani Brahma offers prayers in Kokrajhar

    Bodoland People's Front candidate Pramila Rani Brahma offered prayers at a temple in Kokrajhar, ahead of counting today. The party is an ally of the BJP and rules the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD) in Assam. This year, it has contested from only one out of the 14 seats — Kokrajhar. In 2014, an independent candidate and a former commander of Ulfa had won from the seat.

    09:11 (IST)23 May 2019
    Counting of votes begin in northeast

    Welcome to our live blog! Counting of votes for the 25 Lok Sabha seats in northeast India began at 8 am today. Follow our timeline for all the latest updates.

    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.