AGP’s Atul Bora in comfortable lead in Bokakhat; Pramila, Debabrata trail

AGP’s Atul Bora in comfortable lead in Bokakhat; Pramila, Debabrata trail


GUWAHATI: Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president and incumbent Assam minister Atul Bora is leading in the Bokakhat constituency.

Bora was leading by 4508 votes in the first round of counting while Congress-led Mahajot candidate Pranab Doley was trailing behind him with 1040 votes, followed by Raijor Dal (RD) candidate Jiban Chandra Bora with 335 votes and former MLA and independent candidate Jiten Gogoi with 205 votes.

On the other hand, Assam minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Siddhartha Bhattacharya was leading in the prestigious Guwahati East constituency.

Bhaskar Sarma of BJP was also leading in Margherita at the end of the second round of counting.

Former Asam Sahitya Sabha (ASS) president Paramananda Rajbongshi of BJP is leading in the Sipajhar constituency.

Jailed peasant leader and Raijor Dal supremo Akhil Gogoi is leading in Sibsagar constituency.

Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora is trailing in Gohpur constituency. Bora is trailing by a margin of 1800 votes against BJP candidate Utpal Bora.

Leader of the opposition in Assam Legislative Assembly and Congress candidate Debabrata Saikia is trailing in the Nazira constituency.

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Senior Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader and Mahajot candidate for Kokrajhar East Pramila Rani Brahma is also trailing by a margin of 2050 votes.

Meanwhile, counting of votes for the 126-member Assam assembly election is under way with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leading in 54 seats, followed by the Congress-led ‘Mahajot’ in 22, Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) in two and Raijor Dal in one.

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