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Assam General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014

Assam General Election Results


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Assam Parliamentary Constituencies Karimganj Lok Sabha Silchar Lok Sabha Autonomous District Lok Sabha Dhubri Lok Sabha Kokrajhar Lok Sabha Barpeta Lok Sabha Gauhati Lok Sabha Mangaldoi Lok Sabha Tezpur Lok Sabha Nowgong Kaliabor Lok Sabha Jorhat Lok Sabha Dibrugarh Lok Sabha Lakhimpur Lok Sabha
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Assam Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates



*Asom (Assam) polling dates: 07 April (Phase 1), 12 April (Phase 4), 24 April (Phase 6)

PC No.PC NameCategoryIssue of NotificationLast Date for filing NominationsScrutiny of NominationsLast date for withdrawal of CandidaturePolling DateCounting of VotesDate before which the election shall be Completed
1Karimganj(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar12 April16 May28 May
2SilcharGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar12 April16 May28 May
3Autonomous District(ST)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar12 April16 May28 May
4DhubriGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
5Kokrajhar(ST)29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
6BarpetaGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
7GauhatiGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
8MangaldoiGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
9TezpurGEN14 Mar21 Mar22 Mar24 Mar7 April16 May28 May
10NawgongGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
11KaliaborGEN14 Mar21 Mar22 Mar24 Mar7 April16 May28 May
12JorhatGEN14 Mar21 Mar22 Mar24 Mar7 April16 May28 May
13Dibrugarh(ST)14 Mar21 Mar22 Mar24 Mar7 April16 May28 May
14LakhimpurGEN14 Mar21 Mar22 Mar24 Mar7 April16 May28 May






Assam Lok Sabha Elections 2014



A frontier province of India, Assam is located in the northeastern part of the country. In the North and the East, the state is bordered by Bhutan and Arunachal Pradesh, respectively.

Towards the south lie Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur. In the West of Assam, is Bangladesh and towards the southwest lies Bengal. A blend of diverse culture, Assam is an important state when it comes to national politics. For instance, with the Look East policy, Assam assumes great significance both at the state and the centre as a prominent northeastern state. It will soon be the passage to southeast Asian countries after the opening of the Stilwell Road that will connect India to China, opening the roads to trade.

Member Representation at the Centre

Assam sends 14 Members of Parliament to the Centre. The State Legislative Assembly of Assam is unicameral in nature and consists of 126 members.

Elections History

The First State Legislative Assembly Election took place in 1952. The Indian National Congress emerged as the winning party with Bishnu Ram Medhi as the Chief Minister. The Congress continued to be in power from 1957 to 1972, with Bishnu Ram Medhi, Bimala Prasad Chaliha, Mohendra Mohan Choudhury, and Sarat Chandra Sinha as the CMs. The Sixth Assembly election held in 1978 saw the emergence of the Janata Party, Communist Party of India and Plains Tribals Council of Assam. In the Seventh Assembly elections in 1983, the Indian National Congress came back to power with Hiteswar Saikia as the CM. The Eighth Assembly election in 1985 saw the emergence of a new party, Asom Gana Parishad and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as the Chief Minister. In the Ninth Assembly elections in 1991, the INC was the winning party. After the 10th Assembly Elections in 1996, Asom Gana Parishad, CPI and the United Minorities Front came together to form the government with Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as the Chief Minister. In the 11th Assembly elections held in 2001, Congress emerged as the winning party with Tarun Gogoi as the CM. After the 2006 election, the government was formed by Congress and Bodoland People's Front. Tarun Gogoi was nominated as the Chief Minister, who continued term in the next assembly elections also.

If we look at the Lok Sabha elections, the First Lok Sabha Election was held in Assam in 1951. The Indian National Congress was the winning party. The Congress party continued to be the winning party in 1957, 1962, 1967, 1971, 1977, and 1980 LS elections. In the 1985 elections, Asom Gana Parishad emerged as the winning party. In the Lok Sabha elections that followed in the years 1991, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004 and 2009, the Indian National Congress continued to be the winning party, projecting a stronghold over the state.

Ruling Party and the Constitution of the Current Government

The current government is led by the Indian National Congress in coalition with the All India United democratic Front (AIUDF). Tarun Gogoi is the Chief Minister.

Name of the PartyNumber of Seats
Indian National Congress78
All India United Democratic Front18
Bodoland Peoples Front12
Asom Gana Parishad10
Bharatiya Janata Party5
Independents2
All India Trinamool Congress1


Major Political Parties in Assam

Assam has a fair representation of national parties as well as regional parties. The national parties are:
  • Indian National Congress
  • Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Regional Parties in Assam:

  • All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)
  • Bodoland Peoples Front
  • Asom Gana Parishad
Top Political Leaders in Assam

  • Tarun Gogoi: Tarun Gogoi is the current Chief Minister of Assam. He has been the Member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha six times and as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for four terms. He began his political career as the Joint Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in 1976. In 2001, Gogoi was elected as the Chief Minister of Assam. Since then, he has led the INC to victory in three consecutive elections.
  • Prafulla Kumar Mahanta: Parfulla Kumar Mahanta served as the Chief Minister of Assam from 1985-1990 and 1996-2001. He was the President of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP). In 2005, after being terminated from AGP, he created a new party called the Asom Gana Parishad (Progressive).
  • Hiteswar Saikia: Hiteswar Saikia served as the Chief Minister of Assam for two terms, from 1983-85 and 1991-1996. He is known as a stern politician, who was also a staunch opponent of militancy. His work in the field of education is still lauded.
  • Badruddin Ajmal: Badruddin Ajmal is the founding president of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) party, formed to protect and represent the minority groups in Assam. He first launched this party in Assam and other parts in India. In the 2006 LS elections, his party won 10 seats, with a large margin. In 2011, AIUDF emerged as the largest Opposition Party in Assam after winning 18 seats. AIUDF is a part of the current government in coalition with the Congress party.
2014 Opinion Poll: Assam

The major players in Assam are from the Bharatiya Janata Party, Indian National Congress, All India United Democratic Front and Asom Gana Parishad. The Congress is expected to gain, and an AIUDF and Congress alliance is likely to keep the opposition at bay. Indian National Congress is expected to win nine seats, BJP three seats and AIUDF two seats.

  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs: 14
No. of Polling Days: 3
Polling Dates: 07 April (Phase 1), 12 April (Phase 4), 24 April (Phase 6)
No. of Polling Stations: 24,275
No. of Polling Station locations: 16,606
Total Electors: 18,722,325 (as on 12th February 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years: 16.6%
Women Electors: 48.2%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 70 lakhs
Major issues and concerns Corruption
As per the report of the National Crimes Record Bureau, among the Northeastern States, Assam recorded the most number of corruption cases during 2000-09, with zero recovery.

Healthcare
There is an immediate need to develop health related services in the state as the state records a high Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR). Also, a large number of infants fail to survive for more than a year due to poor immunity.

Other issues
Development, Immigrants, and Tribal Communities


Assam Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009



PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1Karimganj(SC)Lalit Mohan SuklabaidyaMINC259717
2SilcharGENKabindra PurkayasthaMBJP243532
3Autonomous District(ST)Biren SinghMINC197835
4DhubriGENBadruddin AjmaMAIUD(F)540820
5Kokrajhar(ST)Sansuma Khunggur BwiswmuthiaryMB P Front495211
6BarpetaGENIsmail HussainMINC322137
7GauhatiGENBijoya ChakravartyFBJP496047
8MangaldoiGENRamen DekaMBJP307881
9TezpurGENJoseph ToppoMAsom Gana Parishad352246
10NawgongGENGohain,Shri RajenMBJP380921
11KaliaborGENDip GogoiMINC434676
12JorhatGENBijoy Krishna HandiqueMINC362320
13Dibrugarh(ST)Paban Singh GhatowarMINC359163
14LakhimpurGENRanee NarahFINC352330


  Parliamentary Constituencies in Assam  
PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
1Karimganj8Mangaldoi
2Silchar9Tezpur
3Autonomous District10Nawgong
4Dhubri11Kaliabor
5Kokrajhar12Jorhat
6Barpeta13Dibrugarh
7Gauhati14Lakhimpur

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Last Updated on : March 28, 2014