Assam Election 2019, Map and Results

Assam Map for 2019 Elections
Assam Lok Sabha Seats 2019

  1. Assam is a prominent state in Northeast India and a part of the Seven Sister states.
  2. It ranks 17th in terms of Area in India with a total area of 78,438 km2. Total population in the state is 31,205,576.
  3. State is well known for its tea and silk. The first oil well in Asia was also drilled here.
  4. Wildlife conservation is given huge importance in the state, Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park form the last habitats for the Indian rhinoceros and Asian elephant.
  5. There are 33 districts in Assam, which includes 5 that were created in 2015 and Majuli district (1st river island district of India) which was created in 2016.
  6. Assam has 14 Lok Sabha constituencies and 126 Assembly seats.
  7. Major political parties of the state are BJP, INC, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People’s Front.

Assam Lok Sabha Elections and Past Results

Assam was en-masse a Congress ruled state ever since 1951 when the first Lok Sabha elections were held. Then Narendra Modi happened in 2014 and things began to change. The main issue of contention in Assam has been illegal immigration, especially of Bengali-speaking Muslims from Bangladesh and Modi in his poll promise was very vocal in saying that he will make sure all illegal immigrants are removed from Assam.

Assam has a sizeable chunk of its voters as Muslims, which some estimate to be over 1 crore in number. But this group of Muslims is a divided lot. Some say that Assamese-speaking and natively Indian Muslims (also known as Khilonjia Muslims) in Assam are just around 30-40 lakh, with over 60-70 lakh Muslims (called by locals as Abhibasi) being imported in Assam from Bangladesh. This is the fact that wsa highlighted by BJP and the native Assamese Muslim felt that over the years Congress has done nothing on this issue, taking their due resources and distributing them amongst Bangladeshi Muslims.

Assam politics saw a sea of change between 1979-1985. Led by All Assam Students Union (AASU) and the ‘All Assam Gana Sangram Parishad’ (AAGSP), the Assam movement was launched to protest against the illegal immigrants filling up Assam, mainly the Muslims from Bangladesh.

In 1985, following the Assam Accord, AASU-AAGSP leaders joing hands tro form the Asom Gana Praishad which eventually won 7 Lok Sabha seats and came up as the first challenger to Congress in the state. The also won the state elections with Prafulla Kumar Mahanta becoming the first non-Congressi Chief Minister of Assam.

However, after 1985, Congress made a strong comeback and till the 15th Lok Sabha elections held in 2009, Congress remained the dominant force. In between, it was Maulana Badruddin Ajmal who formed Assam United Democratic Front (AUDF) in 2005, which became the premier party for the voice of Muslims in Assam. his party is now known as All India United Democratic Front and is currently the main opposition party in Assam.

Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) is another state based party located mainly in the area of Kokrajhar, who have been demanding a separate state called Bodoland for the native Bodo people of Assam. Along with AGP and BJP, the BDF form the ruling coalition in Assam since 2016 and under NDA’s banner they look set to give a strong challenge to Congress and AIUDF in 2019 elections as well.

PC No. Constituency\Year 1952 1957 1962 1967 1971 1977 1980 1984 1985 1989 1991 1996 1998 1999 2004 2009 2014
1 Karimganj (SC) INC INC INC INC INC(I) ICS BJP BJP INC INC INC INC AIUDF
2 Silchar INC INC(I) INC BJP INC BJP INC INC BJP INC
3 Autonomous District (ST) INC IND HLC AHL AHL INC INC ADC ASDC ASDC CPI(ML)(L) INC INC INC
4 Dhubri PSP INC PSP INC INC IND INC INC INC INC INC AUDF AIUDF
5 Kokrajhar (ST) INC IND PTC IND IND IND IND IND BOPF IND
6 Barpeta INC INC INC INC INC IND CPM CPM UMFA INC INC INC AIUDF
7 Gauhati INC PSP PSP CPI INC BLD IND INC AGP INC BJP INC BJP BJP
8 Mangaldoi PSP INC BLD IND INC AGP INC INC BJP BJP BJP
9 Tezpur INC INC BLD INC INC INC INC INC INC AGP BJP
10 Nowgong INC INC INC INC INC INC IND AGP AGP INC BJP BJP BJP BJP
11 Kaliabor INC INC INC IND INC AGP INC INC INC INC INC
12 Jorhat INC INC PSP INC INC INC IND INC INC INC INC INC INC BJP
13 Dibrugarh INC INC INC INC INC INC INC INC INC INC INC AGP INC BJP
14 Lakhimpur INC INC INC IND INC AGP INC INC AGP INC BJP
Cachar INC INC INC INC INC
Goalpara Garo Hill SP INC INC
Darrang INC INC INC
Sibsagar North La INC INC INC

Assam Election Results 2014

BJP got a short in thier arms when Sarbananda Sonowal, a well known leader from AGP, joined them in 2009. His organizational skills along with Nardendra Modi’s campaigning in the state helped BJP win 7 seats which is its best tally in the state till date.

The self-proclaimed Muslim welfare party AIUDF also performed well and secured 3 seats. Congress performed badly and had the lowest seats in the state since the elections began in 1952, managing just 3 seats.

Voter info
Candidate Summary
Election Results
2014 2009 2004 1999 1998
INC 3 7 9 10 11
BJP 7 4 2 2 2
AGP 0 1 2 0 1
AIUDF 3 1 0 0 1
BOPF 0 1 0 0 0
CPI 0 0 0 1 0
ASDC 0 0 0 0 1
UMFA 0 0 0 0 1
IND 1 0 1 1 2

Assam 2019 Parliamentary Election Constituencies

Assam will have 14 Lok Sabha Constituencies for the 2019 Elections. 2 constituencies are reserved for ST, 1 for SC and remaining 11 are General category seats.

To have a detailed look at 2019 poll predictions, past election results and constituency maps, please click the links below:

1. Karimganj 2. Silchar 3. Autonomous District 4. Dhubri 5. Kokrajhar 6. Barpeta 7. Gauhati 8. Mangaldoi 9. Tezpur 10. Nowgong 11. Kaliabor 12. Jorhat 13. Dibrugarh 14. Lakhimpur
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