Assam bypoll: Ruling BJP retains Majuli as Gam wins by big margin



The ruling BJP retained the Majuli (ST) Legislative Assembly constituency and its nominee Bhuban Gam defeated his nearest rival and unanimous opposition candidate from Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) Chittaranjan Basumatary by a huge margin of 42,141 votes. Defeated


Official sources said Gam, a businessman and social worker from the Gum community (a predominant population on the river island), received 67,242 votes, while Basumatary came in second with 25,101 votes.


The third candidate in the field, Bhaity Richong of the Socialist Unity Center of India (Communist), got only 2,265 votes.


It should be noted that Gam had won all the rounds by a big margin as the counting day started at 8 am on Thursday.


The winning candidate was given a certificate of victory by the Returning Officer, an official statement later said.


It is noteworthy that 1,642 voters cast their ballots in the NOTA (none of the above) category.


96,250 votes were cast in the Upper Assam by-election on March 7, in which 71.76 out of 1,33,227 voters exercised their franchise.


The winning BJP candidate, who will now replace the two-time former MLA and former chief minister Sarbanand Sonowal on the River Island seat, thanked the Majuli voters and the party leadership and assured them that We will do our best for the people of the area. River Island.


Thanking the Rivers Island voters for expressing confidence in the ruling coalition candidate, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, Reflects the confidence of the people in the Prime Minister. His agenda of development and his vision of ‘Development of all with all, faith of all, prayer of all’.


The by-elections were held peacefully and no untoward incident was reported.


The Chief Electoral Officer of Assam on Wednesday directed the district election officials to ensure that all prescribed guidelines of the Election Commission of India are followed and everyone abides by the COVID-19 guidelines.


On this occasion, the DEO has made extensive arrangements for smooth and safe counting at the center located in the office of District Electoral Officer cum Deputy Commissioner Majuli amidst tight security arrangements.

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