Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the people of Assam with a huge ‘thank you’ for getting BJP candidates elected in a big way in municipal elections. He said in a twitter message, “Gratitude to the people of Assam for blessing BJP and our allies in the recently concluded municipal elections. This shows their faith in our Party’s development agenda. I applaud our hardworking Karyakartas for their efforts and service among the people.”
BJP scripted historic victory in municipal elections in Assam winning 73 of the 80 civic bodies as per the results declared by the Assam Election Commissioner on Wednesday. The Congress party, the principal opposition, failed miserably by winning a single municipality. The result of only one municipality won by the Congress was announced at the end.
Strangely, in Mariani Municipal Board, Independents won seven out of ten wards and the remaining three were bagged by the BJP. While the BJP won 672 wards, the Congress won 71 and other won the remaining 149 wards. For the first time, the civic elections were held with EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines) and about 70 percent of the voters exercised their right to vote. The polling was held on March 6.
Assam Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma commented on the results saying it was a mandate given to progress and development and his government would pursue development with renewed vigour. He congratulated all the BJP workers who worked hard. He said he would bow his head to thank the people of Assam profusely for the victory they handed over to the BJP candidates. Sarma took over the mantle of chief minister after the assembly elections last year.
Bhupen Kumar Borah, the PCC chief of Assam, commented that the rise and fall in politics is common and every party had passed through good times as well as bad times.