Assam Assembly Election 2011
July 15, 2013'D' voters issue rocks Assam assembly, 18 AIUDF MLAs expelled
All 18 members of opposition All India United Democratic Front were expelled from the Assam assembly on Monday, the opening day of the monsoon session by Speaker Pranab Kumar Gogoi amidst noisy scenes.
December 10, 2012Assam assembly session begins on a stormy note
The winter session of the Assam assembly started on a stormy note on Monday over the issue of availability of illegal weapons in the communally sensitive Bodoland Territorial Autonomous District Council areas that was rocked by a spell of riots involving Bodo tribe and Muslim communities during July this year that left over 100 dead and rendered about 4 lakh homeless.
July 16, 2012Molestation case disrupts Assam Assembly proceedings
The shocking molestation incident -- when a girl was abused and assaulted on the streets of Guwahati in full public view -- rocked the Monsoon Session of the Assam Assembly.
September 21, 2011Assam assembly to discuss land pact with Bangladesh
As political parties and the All Assam Students Union protest against the India-Bangladesh land pact signed on September 6 in Dhaka, the governor of Assam has called for a special one-day session of the Assam assembly on October 17 to discus the issue, as demanded by the opposition parties.
May 16, 2011Gogoi to take oath as Assam CM on May 18
Tarun Gogoi, who steered the Congress to a spectacular win in Assam, will be sworn-in as chief minister for the third consecutive term on Wednesday, Pradesh Congress Committee sources said on Monday.
May 14, 2011No opposition leader in Assam assembly
With 21 being the minimum required strength required for a single party in the 126-member house, no opposition party has got the number, including the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP).
Assam: Congress gains 32, loses 15 sitting MLAs
The Congress has gained the maximum number of 15 seats from the Asom Gana Parishad followed by seven seats from the Bharatiya Janata Party, four from All India United Democratic Front, five from Independents and one from the Communist Party of India.
May 13, 2011Assam: Gogoi makes Congress third time lucky!
Credited with bringing insurgent group United Liberation Front of Asom to the negotiating table and hauling Assam back from the brink of bankruptcy, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has combined administrative and political acumen with his simple demeanour to help Congress retain power for a record consecutive third term.
Win assured, Gogoi will work for lasting peace
Set to retain power for the third consecutive term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said bringing all insurgents groups, including the United Liberation Front of Asom, to the negotiating table would be his main priority to ensure lasting peace in the state
3rd time lucky? Gogoi prays for divine blessings
After offering prayers at the Kamakhya temple, Gogoi was slated to visit other religious places in Guwahati including churches and masjids to seek divine blessings. If his party wins these elections, it will be three in a row for them. Gogoi claimed before the media that the Congress was sure to win for the third time in a row and will form the next government in the state
Assembly polls: All questions set to be answered
The six week-wait for who will rule Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and West Bengal will end on Friday as counting of votes for assembly elections begins.
April 11, 2011Prime minister skips vote in Assam
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday gave a miss to his right to vote in the Assam assembly election.
April 10, 2011Poll violence kills 2 in Assam
In the first incident of poll-related violence on the eve of tomorrow's second phase of polling in Assam, two persons have been killed in Kokrajhar district.
Assam set for final phase polling
The stage is all set for the second and final phase of polls in 64 Assembly constituencies in 14 districts of Central and Lower Assam amidst tight security on Monday.
April 09, 2011Congress faces tough battle in lower Assam
In the heart of lower Assam -- Nalbari, Baksa and Barpeta districts -- the battle of ballot is basically confined to the regional Asom Gana Parishad and the ruling Congress majority of the total 14 constituencies, while the All India United Democratic Front and the Bodo People's Front are emerging front runners in rest of the constituencies.
Youngest Assam contestant is 27-yr-old; oldest 79
While the veterans, including a former chief minister and two ex ministers, in their 70s are trying their electoral fortunes for multiple terms in the state assembly, two candidates are 27 year old.
47 women in fray for Assam polls phase II
The ruling Congress and the All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) have the highest number of ten contestants each while the ruling party's coalition partner Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) has four contestants, including two sitting MLAs, in the fray.
April 08, 2011Assam: Prospect of sitting MLAs in Kamrup bleak
The prospect of sitting members of Legislative Assembly, barring Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, appears to be bleak in the four prestigious assembly constituencies of Dispur, Gauhati East and West, and Jalukbari under Kamrup (metro) district going to the polls in the second phase.
April 07, 2011Cong, AIUDF to battle it out in Dhubri
The Congress and All India United Democratic Front will battle it out in the seven constituencies of Assam's minority-dominated Dhubri district bordering Bangladesh in the second phase of polling on April 11.
April 05, 2011Assam: Cong alone cares for aam aadmi, says Rahul
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi kicked off his election campaign in Assam on Tuesday by calling upon the public to vote for Congress, as it was the only party that "cared for the aam aadmi." Launching an attack on the opposition he said that they believed in ruling the nation from Delhi.
April 04, 2011Assam records 75 per cent polling
The highest percentage was reported from constituencies in Karimganj, Jorhat and Haflong districts ranging from between 35 to 40 per cent.
ULFA not voting in Assam polls
The outfit's vice-chairman Pradip Gogoi said that the outfit had already announced that it would boycott the polls and maintain a neutral stand.
March 22, 2011
Star campaigners to campaign for Congress
The ruling Congress, bidding for return to power for a third consecutive term, has a long list of prominent persons, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, to campaign for the party.
March 18, 2011
Can Cong defy anti-incumbency, ULFA threat?
The ruling Congress in Assam appears to have an edge over the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bharatiya Janata Party in the coming election in Assam but is confronted by the anti-incumbency factor, corruption charges and threat from the anti-talk United Liberation Front of Asom faction.
March 15, 2011
Message from ULFA is clear. Don't underestimate it
Paresh Baruah's shadow continues to loom large in Assam's political landscape.
March 22, 2011
Candidates beware! EC has found new ways of watching you
The Election Commission is setting up call centres across the five poll-bound states, which will operate round the clock.