2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Assam

With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the opposition Indian National Congress, and various regional parties gearing up for a fierce contest, Assam braces itself for a politically charged electoral season. Here’s what you need to know: 

| Updated: 30 March, 2024 4:08 pm IST
2024 Lok Sabha Elections: Assam

The 2024 Indian general election in Assam is poised to be a pivotal moment in the state’s political landscape, marked by a high-voltage battle among key contenders.  With the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the opposition Indian National Congress, and various regional parties gearing up for a fierce contest, Assam braces itself for a politically charged electoral season. Here’s what you need to know:

Number of Constituencies:- 14

Names of Constituencies:-
1. Kokrajhar ST
2. Dhubri
3. Barpeta
4. Darrang–Udalguri
5. Guwahati
6. Diphu ST
7. Karimganj
8. Silchar SC
9. Nagaon
10. Kaziranga
11. Sonitpur
12. Jorhat
13. Dibrugarh
14. Lakhimpur

Polling Schedule and Constituencies:-

The polling will unfold in a three phases
1st Phase: April 19, 2024
Constituencies: Kaziranga
Sonitpur
Lakhimpur
Dibrugarh
Johrat

2nd Phase: April 26, 2024
Constituencies: Drrang-Udalguri
Diphu
Karimganj
Silchir
Nagaon

3rd Phase: May 07, 2024
Constituencies: Kokrajhar
Dhubri
Barpeta
Guwahati

Number of Voters:-
There are 2.19 crore registered voters in Assam. Out of the 2.19 crore, 1.12 crore are male voters, 1.07 crore women voters and 491 third gender voters.

Contesting Parties:-
BJP
INC
AITC
All India United Democratic Front

Major Alliances:-
NDA: BJP, Asom Gana Parishad, United People’s Party Liberal
I.N.D.I.A: INC, Assam Jatiya Parishad
LF: CPI (M), CPI

Key Issues:-
Assam is highly vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic proximity to the delta region and poor socio-economic conditions. Floods and erosion, Illegal Immigration especially from Bangladesh and Identity Politics, Ethnic and linguistic diversity, Infrastructure and connectivity, Insurgence and security

2019 Lok Sabha Results:-
Victory: In 2019, the BJP won nine out of the 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam. The Congress managed to win three seats while the AIUDF settled for one. The BJP also bagged an impressive vote share of 36 per cent while the Congress bagged 35.4 per cent of the votes.The two BJP allies, Bodoland People’s Front and the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), have no representation in the Lok Sabha.

MPs that won from BJP include:-
Horen Sing Bey
Rameswar Teli
Queen Oja
Topon Kumar Gogoi
Kripanath Mallah
Pradan Baruah
Dilip Saikia
Rajdeep Roy
Pallab Lochan Das

MPs that won from INC include:-
Gaurav Gogoi
Abdul Khaleque
Pradyut Bordoloi

MPs that won from AIUDF include:
Badruddin Ajmal

Key Factors for NDA’s win:-
1. Support for the National Register of Citizens (NRC)
2. Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA)
3. Strategic Alliances with Regional Parties
4. Modi’s face

Electors: 2,05,06,994
Votes Polled: 1,79,86,066
Turnout: 87.7%

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