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Along with him, 13 other legislators were also sworn in as ministers. The BJP alliance is the first non-Congress govt in Assam to win elections for the second consecutive term.
While ISF and AIMIM failed in Bengal, AIUDF-Congress alliance couldn't stop the BJP from retaining power in Assam. In Kerala, the IUML's performance has taken a beating.
Rahul Gandhi's leadership has been questioned by many in Congress in the past year. The election debacle will further intensify resistance to him taking on the post of party president.
Several names, considered promising candidates for their parties, lost the seats they contested in 2021 assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam & Puducherry.
2021 assembly elections were a super-charged affair dogged by controversy from the get-go, primarily on account of the rallies convened by parties amid Covid.
The unused EVM which had been kept in reserve on polling day, had inadvertently found its way to the counting venue. The govt release said no votes had been polled on the machine.
If the BJP wins in Assam, how it tackles the CM question between Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma remains to be seen.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and AGP chief and minister Atul Bora are leading from Majuli, Jalukbari and Bokakhat.
The exit polls predictions for four states and one UT were made Thursday. The results will be declared on 2 May.
Rajbanshi translates to people who belong to a king's family. The community is variously designated as OBC (Assam), SC (Bengal) and ST (Meghalaya).