Assam Polls

  • Tarun Gogoi sworn in as Assam CM for third term 18-05-2011 03:57 PM

    Guwahati: Congress leader Tarun Gogoi was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Assam for the third successive term by Governor JB Patnaik at the Raj Bhawan in Guwahati. The Governor administered the oath of office and secrecy to Gogoi (76) in Assamese at the Durbar Hall of...
  • AIUDF tries to have own Leader of Oppn in Assam 16-05-2011 08:16 AM

    Guwahati: The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the second largest party with 18 seats, is trying to bring in three more MLAs to its fold so that it can have its own Leader of Opposition in the 13th Assam Assembly. "Since we have three members less than the required...
  • Assam: Gogoi may stake claim on Wednesday 16-05-2011 07:58 AM

    Guwahati: Tarun Gogoi is likely to be elected leader of the Congress Legislature Party on May 17 when Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee could be present, party sources said on Sunday. Gogoi would meet Governor J B Patnaik the next day to stake claim to form government, sources said. The...
  • Gogoi cabinet may stake claim on May 16 15-05-2011 05:37 PM

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will chair the last Cabinet meeting of the outgoing government on Sunday evening and is likely to meet Governor J B Patnaik on Monday to stake claim to form the third consecutive Congress government in the state. Gogoi has called a meeting of his...
  • Fulfilment of people's needs lead to Cong victory 14-05-2011 04:09 PM

    Guwahati: If the development plank the Congress rode on in the two previous elections endeared itself to voters in Assam, the near-absence of militancy for a considerable time made the party's position stronger in the 2011 assembly election. Absence of major militant violence ever since the arrest of top NDFB...
  • Battle for the States with Rajdeep Sardesai 13-05-2011 11:57 PM

    Rajdeep Sardesai discusses the Assembly poll results with experts and talks to Mamata Banerjee on 'Battle for the States'. ...
  • Battle for the states: Assembly poll results 13-05-2011 11:08 PM

    Karan Thapar analyses the Assembly poll results with a panel of experts. ...
  • Cong storms back to power for 3rd time in Assam 13-05-2011 10:50 PM

    Guwahati: The Congress stormed back to power in Assam for the third consecutive time securing an absolute majority by bagging 78 seats in the 126-member Assembly. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi not only won by a handsome margin of 54,514 votes but also ensured that most of his cabinet colleagues emerged...
  • Government to be formed before May 19: Gogoi 13-05-2011 08:13 PM

    Guwahati: Upbeat at the spectacular success of Congress in the Assam assembly election, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the next Congress government would be formed before May 19 - the day the term of his present government ends. "The government, which has been re-elected for the third consecutive...
  • Cong taunts BJP, Left after poll results 13-05-2011 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Expressing happiness over the Assembly election results for five states, Congress on Friday chose the occasion to taunt BJP and Left parties asking them to learn the "right lessons" and stop attempts to destabilize the UPA government. "In this election more than 828 assembly seats went to polls....
  • Myriad emotions after Assembly elections 13-05-2011 07:19 PM

    New Delhi: Emotions played out in ways that ranged from hardly noticeable to intense after Left was decimated by Mamata juggernaut in West Bengal and narrowly lost power to Congress which scored a hat-rick in Assam and whose ally DMK was trounced by Jayalalitha's AIADMK in Tamil Nadu. The defeat...
  • Cong sweeps South Assam, BJP loses ground 13-05-2011 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: The South Assam vote bank of BJP has been severely eroded as counting of votes to decide the fate of five key constituencies seems to reveal. In Silchar, Sushmita Dev of the Indian National Congress (INC) has opened up a lead of around 4000 votes over her nearest...
  • Mamata, Gogoi, Jaya sweep, Cong steals Kerala 13-05-2011 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: The people of India have spoken, as they always do on voting day. They may squirm under the mis-governance of the governments they elect in good faith, they may rage at the corruption, nepotism and misdeeds of their elected representatives, they may appear helpless in the face of...
  • Analysis: Loss for Cong as third parties emerge 13-05-2011 11:55 AM

    New Delhi: Congress is the biggest loser in this election. Number 13 has proved bad for the party! Two women will be controlling the national politics from two British built cities on the East Coast. Mamatha Banerjee from Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) and J Jayalalithaa from Chennai (formerly Madras). Both have...
  • Reaching out to militants main priority: Gogoi 13-05-2011 11:22 AM

    Guwahati: Set to retain power for the third consecutive term, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said bringing all insurgents groups, including the ULFA, to the negotiating table would be his main priority to ensure lasting peace in the state. "Reaching out to the militant groups and bringing lasting...
  • We won because of economic development: Gogoi 13-05-2011 10:55 AM

    We will continue our alliance with the Bodo land people front, said Gogoi. ...
  • Congress already in celebration mood in Assam 13-05-2011 09:08 AM

    Over the past ten year tenure of Gogoi, he has been credited for bringing peace to the state of Assam. ...
  • We will be able to form our ministry: Gogoi 13-05-2011 08:51 AM

    The Congress's strongman, Gogoi, in Assam, on the possibility of a third straight term for him. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi's 2014 majority dream in tatters 13-05-2011 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even though only the initial leads have started to emerge from the key states of West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu it has become amply clear that Rahul Gandhi's dream of a Congress majority in the 2014 general elections is already in tatters, according to eminent historian and...
  • Gogoi leads Cong to a win in Assam 13-05-2011 08:22 AM

    Guwahati: The Congress is on its way to a spectacular third successive victory in the Assam Assembly elections, winning 16 seats and leading in 68 of the 126 constituencies. Riding on the planks of development and peace, the Congress is set to form the 13th state legislature with most of...
  • Assam polls: Gogoi set for a hat-trick 13-05-2011 07:16 AM

    Guwahati: Is insurgency declining and is the development plank working either ways its Tarun Gogoi all the way in Assam. The CNN-IBN- The Week post poll survey for the state of Assam projects that. Unlike the last assembly elections, this time the Congress is sailing through winning between 64 to...
  • Battle for the States: Corruption concerns influenced voters? 13-05-2011 12:01 AM

    On Battle For States, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if corruption at the national level has affected the voting trends at the state level. ...
  • Polls: Friday the 13th, but lucky for some 12-05-2011 10:26 PM

    New Delhi: Friday the 13th will be lucky for some. By mid-day, one of the two alliances fighting for power in each of four states and one Union Territory will know whether theyre the lucky one. After months of campaigning in the heat and dust, the contenders will know whether...
  • Stage set for counting of votes in Assam 12-05-2011 09:15 PM

    Guwahati: The stage is set for counting of votes for Assam assembly on Friday more than a month after the polls to decide the fate of 1,081 candidates in 126 seats. Polling, by and large peaceful, was held in two phases on April 4 and April 11 and recorded a...
  • Battle for the States: Regional leaders' role re-emphasised? 11-05-2011 11:56 PM

    On Battle For States, Sagarika Ghose asks a panel of experts if Assembly polls have re-emphasised regional leaders' role. ...
  • Battle for the States: post poll survey 11-05-2011 07:16 AM

    CNN-IBN, CSDS The Week bring you the seat projections for the Assembly elections in West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Assam. ...
  • Mamata, Jaya, Gogoi lead, dead heat in Kerala 10-05-2011 09:34 PM

    The CNN-IBN-The Week post-poll surveys conducted by the CSDS reveal surprising trends among voters in all four states.West Bengal: TMC+Congress: 222-234 seats. Left Front: 60-72.Tamil Nadu: AIADMK alliance: 120-132 seats. DMK alliance: 102-114.Kerala: LDF: 69-77 seats. UDF: 63-71.Assam: Congress: 64-72 seats. AGP: 16-22. AUDF: 11-17. BJP: 7-11.A perfect antidote to...
  • We will form Assam govt, say both Cong, Oppn 10-05-2011 02:37 PM

    Guwahati: The ruling Congress party and the opposition both exuded confidence of forming the next government in Assam ahead of the vote counting on May 13. Assembly elections for the state's 126 constituencies were held on April 4 and 11. "We are confident of coming back to power for the...
  • Assam, don't hold your breath 03-05-2011 11:23 AM

    In spite of successful elections, it's too early to declare that the troubled state is on the road to recovery. Here are signs that the Assam elections mark the beginning of a new phase in the states politics. The voter turnout rate of 76.03 per cent was impressive and the...
  • AGP forms panel to hold post-poll alliance talks 03-05-2011 10:55 AM

    Guwahati: The opposition AGP has formed a four-member committee led by working president Phanibhusan Choudhury to have talks with other parties, including BJP, in the event of the party reaching a favourable position to form a coalition government after May 13 results. While Choudhury would chair the committee, senior leaders...