2014 Indian general election in Assam

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Indian general election in Assam, 2014

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14 seats
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party BJP INC AIUDF
Seats won 7 3 3

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The Indian general election, 2014 polls in Assam for 14 Lok Sabha seats was held in three phases on 7, 12 and 24 April 2014.[1] The total voter strength of Assam is 18,723,032.[2]

The main political parties in Assam are Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Asom Gana Parishad, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and others.

Despite threats from insurgent militant groups in Northeast India, people turned out in large numbers for voting.[3][4] Voters turnout in Assam was 80% which was one of highest in India.[5]

Opinion poll[edit]

Conducted in Month(s) Ref Polling Organisation/Agency
INC BJP AGP AUDF BPF
Aug–Oct 2013 [6] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 9 3 0 1 1
Jan–Feb 2014 [7] Times Now-India TV-CVoter 7 5 0 1 1
March 2014 [8] NDTV- Hansa Research[9] 12 0 0 1 1

Election schedule[edit]

Constituency wise Election schedule are given below[1]-

Polling Day Phase Date Constituencies Voting Percentage
1 1 7 April Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur 75[10]
2 4 12 April Karimganj, Silchar, Autonomous District 75[11]
3 6 24 April Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Gauhati, Mangaldoi, Nowgong, 70.6[12]

Results[edit]

The results of the elections were declared on 16 May 2014.[1] Voter Turnout was 80% despite threats from terrorist outfits[13]

7 3 1 3
BJP AIUDF IND INC
Name of Party Vote Share % Change Seats won Changes
Bharatiya Janata Party 36.50 +19.29 7 +3
Indian National Congress 29.60 −4.31 3 −4
All India United Democratic Front 14.80 −2.30 3 +1
Asom Gana Parishad 3.80 −8.81 0 −1
Independent (politician) --- --- 1 +1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "General Elections – 2014 : Schedule of Elections" (PDF). 5 March 2014. Retrieved 5 March 2014.
  2. ^ Electorate for 2014 General Elections
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 September 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://www.ummid.com/news/2014/March/03.03.2014/ls-polls-prospects-of-ten-partes.html
  5. ^ "State-Wise Voter Turnout in General Election 2014". Election Commission of India. Government of India. Press Information Bureau. 21 May 2014. Archived from the original on 9 September 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Congress 102, BJP 162; UPA 117, NDA 186: C-Voter Poll". Outlook. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  7. ^ "India TV-C Voter projection: Big gains for BJP in UP, Bihar; NDA may be 45 short of magic mark". Indiatv. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  8. ^ "Battleground 2014". NDTV. 4 April 2014. Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  9. ^ The poll gave one seat to others.
  10. ^ "LS elections kick off with polling in Assam, Tripura". Hindustan Times. 7 April 2014. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  11. ^ "High Voter Turnout in Phase 4". IBNLive. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Assam records 70.6% voting in Lok Sabha elections". Livemint. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  13. ^ "Assam Assembly Election Result".