Assam – Can BJP Make its entry into North East?


Assam goes to polls along with three other states in April-May this year with Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal. Politicalbaaba (PB) will cover the elections in detail with analysis / insights / reports on these state elections. I must admit on the outset that I have limited on the ground contact in these four states as compared to others states. So pour in your suggestions and feedback on news, trends, gupshup etc.

The state has 126 assembly constituencies, 108 in general category and 18 reserved for SC /ST category. In the last assembly polls turnout was pretty high at 75.9%.

14% of Assamese population lives in urban areas. Out of this 25% live in Guwahati alone. In 6 districts urban population is greater than 15% of total population.

There are 5 parties in Assam with decent presence. All of them have pockets of influence – Congress (secular), BJP (Hindus…

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