GUWAHATI: BJP Sweeps TAC : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has swept the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) polls of 2020 by winning 34 out of 36 constituencies.
While its ally in Dispur, the regional party of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has won one, the Opposition party Congress once again tasted the dust by winning only one seat. Congress had contested in all the 36 seats.
BJP has fielded its candidates in 35 council seats, while its ally, the AGP fielded candidates in just one seat.
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal reacting to the victory said, “My heartfelt thanks to all for reposing their faith in BJP and giving a huge mandate in TAC polls. I reiterate our promise of all-round and inclusive development of the region through good governance & efficient administration.”
On Congress’s debacle, Pijush Hazarika, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, who also belongs to the TAC, said, “The results of the BTC and TAC polls have proved that people in large have rejected Congress everywhere. Besides, allying with All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has cost them.”
Taking it to Twitter, state’s health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote: “What a momentous day! People of Assam reassert faith in PM Sri @narendramodi as @BJP4India registers a massive victory in Tiwa Autonomous Council, winning 34 out of 36 seats. Heartfelt gratitude to people and our committed @BJP4Assam karyakartas.”
Polling for TAC constituencies in parts of Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai and Kamrup (Metro) held on Thursday. Around 80 percent voting was recorded. BJP Sweeps TAC
The Assam State Election Commission has conducted the polls in 35 of the 36 council constituencies spread across Nagaon, Morigaon, Hojai and Kamrup (M) districts. The Gobha council constituency has, however, gone uncontested.
A total of 124 candidates were in fray.
After the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls, the TAC election is the second election being held in the state after the Coronavirus pandemic.