As the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government in Assam turns two years old, Pratidin Time along with Gauhati University carried out an extensive opinion poll named ‘Mood of Assam, 2023’ in which people of all demographics across the state put forward their views on the work undertaken in terms of all-round development of Assam.
For the seventh question, the respondents were asked – “Who is the best leader of the state?”
The options for this question were included Himanta Biswa Sarma, Bhupen Kumar Borah, Lurinjyoti Gogoi, Akhil Gogoi, Badruddin Ajmal, Sarbananda Sonowal and Gaurav Gogoi.
The respondents were divided into two categories, Upper Assam and Lower Assam.
The majority vote share was seemingly bagged by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma with 34.79 per cent, followed by former Assam CM and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal garnering 28.72 per cent votes.
Meanwhile, Sivasagar MLA Akhil Gogoi remained in the spotlight with 13.83 per cent , while Lok Sabha MP and Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi stayed just behind with 12.03 per cent votes. Asom Jatiya Parishad (AJP) chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi, on the other hand, claimed 8.95 per cent of the vote share.
Congress state president Bhupen Borah and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badaruddin Ajmal remained mostly negligible in the poll, bagging only 1.035 per cent and 0.645 per cent votes respectively.
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Several people from different age groups participated in the survey.
18-35 – 53.9 %
36-50 - 36.1%
51-60 – 4%
61+ - 2%
Out of the total respondents, 84 per cent were male and 16 per cent were female.
In addition, region-wise segregation is as follows –
Upper Assam – 24.4 %
Central Assam – 15.4 %
North Assam – 15.8 %
Lower Assam – 28.8 %
Barak & Hills – 4.6 %
BTR – 7.6 %
Kamrup (M) – 3.1 %
Over the next two days, we shall take you through the questions that were asked in the mega opinion poll and what the people of Assam have to say about the Chief Minister and his government.
Stay tuned for the next question.