May be there are some shortcomings on our part or may be that the people have expected more from us than we delivered,” he said. The BJP win has given hope to the people that the saffron party will live up to its promises. So they supported the BJP and its allies to form the government,” Sonowal said, addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here on Thursday evening. “The prime minister during his visits to the northeast often tells that the northeast has tremendous potential for development and has assured to create employment opportunities for the youth. The Bangladeshi infiltration has not stopped even though 30 years have elapsed since the signing of the Assam Accord. “First of all we will have to seal the Indo-Bangla border to stop infiltration. Your email address will not be published. Ups and downs are part of life and I have seen many ups and downs in my political life. On Congress’ performance in the election, the three-time chief minister said it was not easy to win for the fourth consecutive term. The results have dashed the hopes of the AIUDF, which had hoped to play kingmaker. “There must have been some deficiencies and mistakes. We accept defeat with all humbleness: Gogoi. West Bengal Election Result, Your email address will not be published. Earlier, Modi termed BJP’s victory in Assam as “historic” and “phenomenal” and said the party will do everything possible to fulfil the dreams and aspirations of the people of the state and take its development journey to new heights. Financial Express is now on Telegram. We will play the role of an effective and constructive opposition by serving the people of Assam,” Gogoi said at a press conference here. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP’s chief ministerial face in Assam, and congratulated him and the people of the state for the party’s landslide victory. Sonowal said he thanked the Prime Minister and told him that BJP could win the support of people of Assam because of Modi’s hard work in leading the country in the path of development. We will be providing the latest updates and live results of Kerala elections along with all other states. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been trying hard for the last few years to make inroads into India’s northeast, has not only assured to end the existing corruption in Assam under the Congress rule but also to bring change and development and give employment to the youth of the region and end infiltration from Bangladesh by sealing the Indo-Bangladesh border. The Congress has won 23 seats, and is leading in three, while its partner United peoples’ Party (UPP) has drawn a blank. Bihar CM Nitish Kumar blames Cong decision to go it alone in Assam for defeat. The polling for all the 126 constituencies of Assam has already been done in two phases. While the anti-incumbency factor affected the ruling Congress negatively in Assam during this poll, the saffron party had also played on the issues of illegal infiltration from Bangladesh, unemployment and lack of development in the region to win over the people. They have high hopes from the new government. 2020The Indian Express [P] Ltd. All Rights Reserved, Assam Election Results 2016: AGP party workers celebrating their Party’s victory Assam Assembly polls in Guwahati on Thursday. Assam assembly election result will be declared on 19th May 2016 along with … I wish BJP and Sonowal fulfil those,” Gogoi said. Outgoing Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said he accepts the defeat in the Assembly polls with “all humbleness” and congratulated BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal and his party for the victory. People of Assam have been looking for such a combination… Our main target is to protect the interests of bona fide Indian citizens, whether they are Hindu or Muslims it doesn’t matter. says he will be the CM, Terms of Use and Grievance Redressal Policy. To another query, he declined the possibility of forming an alliance with AIUDF. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today attributed BJP’s maiden victory in Assam to Congress’ decision not to go for an alliance in the assembly polls. The people of Assam have been suffering due to the misrule of the Congress in Assam. Get Complete Assembly Election 2016 Results of Assam along with number of seats won … The BJP, the AGP and the BPF came together this time and won the polls,” he said. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service, Copyright © 2020 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 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