Congress improves winning margin in majority seats of Assam

Congress improves winning margin in majority seats of Assam
PTI
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First Published: Sun, May 17 2009. 07 33 PM IST
Updated: Sun, May 17 2009. 07 33 PM IST
Guwahati: Congress which won the highest number of seven of 14 seats in Assam, the winning margin of its candidates has improved in five seats.
The vote share of candidates of the remaining two seats, however, has gone down.
The BJP, however, has improved its position in all the four seats it won but its alliance partner-- AGP lost considerable share of the total votes.
The highest winning margin of 1,90,322 votes was recorded by S K Bwismuthiary of Bodoland People’s Party (BPP) from Kokrajhar but this was much lower than his own record of 4,84,129 margin in 2004. He was followed by AUDF’s Badruddin Ajmal who won the Dhubri seat by 1,84,000 votes.
Union Minister B K Handique improved his vote share in Jorhat winning by 71,914 votes higher than his margin of 51,292 in 2004.
In neighbouring Kaliabor constituency, chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s brother Dip Gogoi’s brother also improved his margin winning by 80,000 votes, higher than 67,198 in 2004.
Another sitting Congress MP Biren Singh Engti from Autonomous (ST) District won by 74,611 votes much higher than his 24,129 margin of 2004.
Two other Congress winners Paban Singh Ghatowar from Dibrugarh and Ranee Narah from Lakhimpur avenged their 2004 defeat by defeating AGP MPs Sarbananda Sonowal and Arun Sarmah by higher margins.
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First Published: Sun, May 17 2009. 07 33 PM IST
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