The ruling BJP in Assam has also got a bumper victory in the civic elections. According to the Assam State Election Commission (ASEC), the BJP won the municipal board elections in Assam by capturing 77 of the total 80 municipal bodies. Congress, the main opposition party in the state, faced a major setback in the elections and has not been able to win a single civic body so far. The result of a municipal election is yet to come.
Interestingly, out of the total 10 seats of Mariani Municipal Board, independent candidates won seven seats, while the remaining three seats were won by BJP. ASEC said that no one has got a clear majority in the five municipal boards. ASEC said that BJP has won 672 wards, while Congress has got 71 wards. Others have won in 149 wards. According to the commission, candidates were elected unopposed in 57 wards.
Gratitude to the people of Assam for blessing BJP and our allies in the recently concluded municipal elections. This shows their faith in our Party’s development agenda. I applaud our hardworking Karyakartas for their efforts and service among people. @BJP4Assam https://t.co/m4QteI8Ca7
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 9, 2022
Commenting on the results, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the huge mandate is for growth and development and it will motivate the party to pursue the agenda of progress with renewed vigor. In one tweet after the other, he said, “I congratulate the workers and leaders of the Assam unit of BJP, who have served the respected Prime Minister. Narendra Modi tirelessly propagated the ideas of development of
“I express my gratitude to the people of the state for giving a resounding victory to the Assam unit of BJP and its allies in the civic body elections,” he said. After the crushing defeat of the Congress, the party’s state chief Bhupen Kumar Bora said that the ups and downs in politics is a continuous process and every party has to go through good and bad times.
He said in a tweet, “We have to work hard for the good times and wait patiently for the opportunity. I accept the responsibility of the municipal board results.” Voting was held for the first time on March 6 for the 80 municipal boards of the state through EVMs. About 70 percent voter turnout was recorded in these elections.