Celebrating BJP's sweeping victory in all the five Assembly seats that went to bypolls on Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on Tuesday evening that the results have proven that the people of this state has chosen politics of development over politics of appeasement.
The Chief Minister during a press conference stated that the mandate today has paved a new path for the BJP led coalition government to walk upon and deliver relentlessly.
BJP and its ally UPPL have swept all five Assembly seats in the Assam by-polls. The ruling BJP had fielded candidates in three seats during the bypolls leaving the other two to alliance partner UPPL. The Congress put up nominees in all five, while its former allies, the AIUDF and the BPF, are contesting in two and one seats respectively.
Assam Bypolls in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur were necessitated due to the death of the sitting MLAs, while the incumbents of Bhabanipur, Mariani, and Thowra resigned from their seats to join the ruling BJP. Elected MLAs Rupjyoti Kurmi and Sushanta Borgohain resigned from Congress and Phanidhar Talukdar from AIUDF and are now fighting on BJP tickets.
BJP candidate Sushanta Borgohain won the Thowra seat by a huge margin of 30,561 votes. Phanidhar Talukdar, another BJP candidate, won the Bhabanipur seat by 25,641 votes. Rupjyoti Kurmi won from Mariani by a margin of 40,104 votes. The state recorded a 73.77% voter turnout across all five constituencies.
The Chief Minister also noted that the victory in Bhabanipur seat was significant for the part as the majority of the population is Muslim minority. It clearly established that BJP is a pro-people's party and isn't rooted in divisive politics. Phanidhar Talukdar who clinched the Bhabanipur seat had recently quit AIUDF and joined BJP.