Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

AGP draws blank in Goalpara district

By Correspondent

GOALPARA, May 14 � Belying all expectations, the Congress party suffered a major setback in the district when three of the contesting Congress candidates from the four constituencies of the district lost to their nearest rivals in a closely contested election. The lone Congress candidate, Shiv Charan Basumatary who polled 46,890 votes, won the seat from the 36-Dudhnoi (ST) LAC, defeating his nearest rival Diganta Rava of the AGP who polled 40,873 in a hardly fought contest.The AIUDF candidates were able to wrest the other three seats, i.e. 37-Goalpara (East), 38 LAC-Goalpara (West) and 39 Jaleswar LAC from their Congress rivals, while but after initial rounds of counting the contest was interestingly poised as there was a neck and neck fight between the AIUDF candidate, Manowar Hussein, who polled 36,196 votes and the losing AGP candidate, Jyotish Das, who polled 33,060 in the 37-Goalpara (East) LAC. Meanwhile in the 38 LAC-Goalpara (West), Shah Alom (AIUDF), who polled 37,800 votes, defeated his nearest rival Purandhar Rabha of the AGP who polled 26,852 votes and in the 39-Jaleswar LAC, Moinuddin Ahmed (AIUDF), who polled 52,643 votes, defeated Aftab Molah(INC) who polled 35,847.

The outcome was on expected lines in the minority dominated areas, especially in the 38 LAC- Goalpara (West) and in 39 Jaleswar LAC where there was a strong under current which was sweeping accross the belt in favour of the AIUDF earlier but which unexpectedly caught up with the 37 Goalpara (East) LAC too.

The counting began at 8 a.m. at the lone counting centre at Goalpara College on Friday as the eager supporters of the contesting candidates gathered outside the venue and waited patiently for the final outcome but after announcement of every round of counting their tension mounted. The final results were announced late in the evening on Friday but the celebrations began early after the last results of the last round of counting as the joyous supporters of the victorious candidate became more vociforous waiting eargerly for their leader to come out of the centre.

Meanwhile, talking to this correspondent, the winner of 37 - Goalpara (East) Manowar Hussein of the AIUDF thanked all the voters of his constituency for showing faith and confidence in him and he resolved to work harder for the development of people of Golapara cutting across party lines.

Another winning candidate from 36 - Dudhnoi(ST) LACs Shiv Charan Basumatary (INC) said that the presence of a popular sentiment was visibly from day one and that was amply demonstrated by the people in a befitting manner .He also said that he would work harder to fulfil the aspirations of the people of his constituency.

A pall of gloom descended on the AGP office which wore a deserted look and there was no one available for comment but one ardent AGP supporter on condition of anonymity rued that the party leaders really need to analyse in depth as to the causes of such unprecedented electoral debacle.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner and the DEO, Dr P Ashok Babu thanked all his officials and the people including the political parties for carrying out the election process peacefully and smoothly in the district.

Next Story
Similar Posts
AGP draws blank in Goalpara district

GOALPARA, May 14 � Belying all expectations, the Congress party suffered a major setback in the district when three of the contesting Congress candidates from the four constituencies of the district lost to their nearest rivals in a closely contested election. The lone Congress candidate, Shiv Charan Basumatary who polled 46,890 votes, won the seat from the 36-Dudhnoi (ST) LAC, defeating his nearest rival Diganta Rava of the AGP who polled 40,873 in a hardly fought contest.The AIUDF candidates were able to wrest the other three seats, i.e. 37-Goalpara (East), 38 LAC-Goalpara (West) and 39 Jaleswar LAC from their Congress rivals, while but after initial rounds of counting the contest was interestingly poised as there was a neck and neck fight between the AIUDF candidate, Manowar Hussein, who polled 36,196 votes and the losing AGP candidate, Jyotish Das, who polled 33,060 in the 37-Goalpara (East) LAC. Meanwhile in the 38 LAC-Goalpara (West), Shah Alom (AIUDF), who polled 37,800 votes, defeated his nearest rival Purandhar Rabha of the AGP who polled 26,852 votes and in the 39-Jaleswar LAC, Moinuddin Ahmed (AIUDF), who polled 52,643 votes, defeated Aftab Molah(INC) who polled 35,847.

The outcome was on expected lines in the minority dominated areas, especially in the 38 LAC- Goalpara (West) and in 39 Jaleswar LAC where there was a strong under current which was sweeping accross the belt in favour of the AIUDF earlier but which unexpectedly caught up with the 37 Goalpara (East) LAC too.

The counting began at 8 a.m. at the lone counting centre at Goalpara College on Friday as the eager supporters of the contesting candidates gathered outside the venue and waited patiently for the final outcome but after announcement of every round of counting their tension mounted. The final results were announced late in the evening on Friday but the celebrations began early after the last results of the last round of counting as the joyous supporters of the victorious candidate became more vociforous waiting eargerly for their leader to come out of the centre.

Meanwhile, talking to this correspondent, the winner of 37 - Goalpara (East) Manowar Hussein of the AIUDF thanked all the voters of his constituency for showing faith and confidence in him and he resolved to work harder for the development of people of Golapara cutting across party lines.

Another winning candidate from 36 - Dudhnoi(ST) LACs Shiv Charan Basumatary (INC) said that the presence of a popular sentiment was visibly from day one and that was amply demonstrated by the people in a befitting manner .He also said that he would work harder to fulfil the aspirations of the people of his constituency.

A pall of gloom descended on the AGP office which wore a deserted look and there was no one available for comment but one ardent AGP supporter on condition of anonymity rued that the party leaders really need to analyse in depth as to the causes of such unprecedented electoral debacle.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner and the DEO, Dr P Ashok Babu thanked all his officials and the people including the political parties for carrying out the election process peacefully and smoothly in the district.