Indian general election, 2004 (Assam)

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Indian general election in Assam, 2004
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Party UPA NDA

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The Indian general election, 2004 polls in Assam were held for 14 seats in the state. The result was United Progressive Alliance winning 9 out of the 14 seats, while the National Democratic Alliance, captured only 2 seats. Asom Gana Parishad managed to get 2 seats.

In Assam there was a three-cornered contest between Congress, BJP and Asom Gana Parishad (the main regional party of the state). Congress contested all 14 seats in the states, BJP 12 and AGP 12. BJP supported one JD(U) candidate and the Bodo nationalist candidate in Kokrajhar. The left parties (CPI(M), CPI and CPI(ML)L) had a joint front. Congress won nine seats. AGP got a comeback, winning two seats. BJP also won two seats, although one of them was the popular singer Bhupen Hazarika. Hazarika stood in Guwahati, and his election ought to reflect his personal popularity, rather than that of the party he had just joined. CPI(ML)L lost its seat in the Karbi Anlong hills, largely due to a split in their mass organisation there and the resurgence of communal violence in the area. In Kokrajhar the Bodo nationalist and NDA-supported candidate, Sansuma Khunggur Bwismuthiary, retained his seat.

Results by Alliance[edit]

Coalition/Alliance Parties contesting in Assam from the Alliance in 1999 Seats won in 1999 Election Parties contesting in Assam from the Alliance in 2004 Seats won in 2004 Election Swing
National Democratic Alliance -Bharatiya Janata Party (2)
-Asom Gana Parishad
2 Bharatiya Janata Party 2 0
United Progressive Alliance Indian National Congress* 10 Indian National Congress 9 −1
Left Front -Communist Party of India
-Communist Party of India
-Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (1)
1 -Communist Party of India
-Communist Party of India
-Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation
0 −1
Other parties Independent 1 -Asom Gana Parishad (2)
-Independent (1)
3 +2
  • Note: UPA was not in existence in 1999, instead the number of seats won in 1999, represents the seats won by Indian National Congress
  • Note: Left front, was not part of the UPA, in 2004, instead gave outside support.

Results by Party[edit]

Party Alliance Seats Contested Votes % Change Seats Change
Bharatiya Janata Party National Democratic Alliance 12 2,379,524 22.94 n/a 2 n/a
Communist Party of India Left Front 1 172,332 1.66 n/a 0 n/a
Communist Party of India (Marxist) Left Front 2 68,627 0.66 n/a 0 n/a
Indian National Congress United Progressive Alliance 14 3,637,405 35.07 n/a 9 n/a
Asom Gana Parishad none 12 2,069,600 19.95 n/a 2 +2
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation Left Front 3 108,837 1.05 n/a 0 −1
Janata Dal (United) National Democratic Alliance 1 125,966 1.21 n/a 0 0
Indian Union Muslim League United Progressive Alliance 1 3,533 0.03 n/a 0 0
Independent none 47 1,390,938 13.41 n/a 1 0
Total 116 10,372,089 14


Party Votes % Change Seats Change
Bharatiya Janata Party 2,379,524 22.94 −6.9 2
Communist Party of India 172,332 1.66 +1.08 0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 68,627 0.66 −1.11 0
Indian National Congress 3637405 35.07 −3.35 9 −1
Asom Gana Parishad 2,069,600 19.95 +8.03 2 +2
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation 108,837 1.05 −1.12 0 −1
Janata Dal (United) 125,966 1.21 0
Indian Union Muslim League 3,533 0.03 0
Revolutionary Socialist Party 11,757 0.11 0
Samajwadi Party 109,088 1.05 +0.85 0
Other parties 294,482 2.84 0
Independents 1,390,938 13.41 +4.05 1
Total 10,372,089 12

Results by constituency[edit]

General Election, 2004: Karimganj
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Lalit Mohan Suklabaidya 321,059 47.81
BJP Parimal Sukla Baidya 229,111 34.12
AGP Nepal Chandra Das 106,546 15.87
Independent Babul Ram Das 3,925 0.58
Independent Sushil Kumar Das 3,641 0.54
Independent Radha Kanta Tanty 2,862 0.43
Independent Lukendra Roy 2,386 0.36
Independent Babul Roy 1,960 0.29
Majority 91,948
Turnout 671,491 68.91
INC hold Swing
General Election, 2004: Autonomous District
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Biren Singh Engti 125,937 31.38
ASDC(U) Elwin Teron 101,808 25.36
CPI(ML) Liberation Dr. Jayanta Rongpi 74,399 18.54
BJP Ratan Teron 57,584 14.35
Independent Sanmoni Temprai 26,713 6.66
Independent Chember G. Momin 8,003 1.99
AGP Sailendra Hasnu 3,755 0.94
Samata Party Harsing Teron 3,178 0.79
Majority 24,129
Turnout 401,377 69.42
INC gain from CPI(ML) Liberation Swing