Guwahati (Assam), Nov 2 : BJP candidates Phanidhar Talukdar, Rupjyoti Kurmi and Sushanta Borgohain have won the Bhabanipur, Mariani and Thowra seats respectively.
This is Kurmi’s fifth win from Mariani. Earlier he won the Mariani seat in 2006, 2011, 2016 & 2021 on Congress ticket.
All the three BJP nominees were elected to the assembly in the general elections in March-April this year on tickets of opposition parties but resigned and joined the saffron party.
Talukdar had won as an AIUDF candidate, while Kurmi and Borgohain were in the Congress .
BJP’s ally UPPL candidate Jiron Basumatary and Jolen Daimary won the Gossaigaon and Tamulpur seats by a margin of of 28,252 and over 50,000 votes respectively.
The bypolls in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur were necessitated following the death of MLAs due to post Covid -19 complications .
A cumulative voter turnout of 74.04 per cent was recorded in the by-elections, of which the highest count at 78 per cent was recorded at Bhabanipur assembly seat. Gossaigaon witnessed a voter turnout of 77.37 per cent, Tamulpur 67.88 per cent; 77.56 per cent was recorded at Thowra and a 71.70 per cent turnout at Mariani seat.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fielded its candidates in three out of the five seats, leaving the remaining two to the candidates of ally United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL). The Congress contested on all five seats, while its former allies All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) contested on two and one seats respectively.
A total of 31 candidates were in the fray for five seats, with nearly 7.96 lakh voters.
Chief Minister Dr . Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the victory of the BJP and its allies in Assam is a loud endorsement of people’s faith in visionary leadership of PM Narendra Modi.
In Assam,BJP and allies are all set to register emphatic win on all 5 constituencies in the bye-polls by huge margins.This is a loud endorsement of people’s faith in visionary leadership of Hon PM Sri @narendramodi.
Grateful to Sri @AmitShah and @JPNadda for your guidance.
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) November 2, 2021