DHUBRI, May 24 - AIUDF supremo and sitting MP of Dhubri parliamentary constituency made history by winning from the seat for the third consecutive term.
Ajmal, who was leading since the initial phase of the counting on Thursday, was able to bag a total of 7,18,764 votes from the constituency, leaving the Congress candidate Abu Taher Bepari 2,26,258 votes behind. Bepari secured the second position with 4,92,506 votes while AGP candidate Jabed Islam representing the NDA alliance was able to get 3,99,733 votes.
It may be mentioned here that the Trinamool Congress candidate NI Chaudhary was able to get 12,895 votes, but none of the other 11 candidates was able to touch the 8,000 mark.
It is interesting to know that except 25 Golokganj LAC and 37 Goalpara East LAC, Ajmal was able to lead in all the other 8 Assembly constituencies. In Golokganj, Ajmal finished in the third place by getting only 35,123 votes, while Bepari, the former MLA of the LAC got 61,058 votes and Islam got a whooping 71,852 votes. BJP is believed to have gained popularity in the constituency in recent times. In Goalpara East, Ajmal finished in the third place by getting 52,557 votes, while Bepari and Islam got 59,899 votes and 60,075 votes respectively.
Although Ajmal won, but his vote share has slightly decreased to 42.66% from the 43% vote share in the 2014 general election, when as many as 5,92,569 electors voted in favour of him. In the 2014 general election, the Congress candidate was able to secure the second place with a little over 3.6 lakh votes and the BJP candidate secured the third place with little less than 3 lakh votes.
The vote share of the Congress candidate in 2019 stands at 29.23% and the vote share of AGP is at 23.72%. Interestingly, as many as 8,978 voters cast their franchise in favour of NOTA in Dhubri constituency. Meanwhile, BJP supporters took out rallies in different parts of the district, including Dhubri town on Thursday. The counting of Dhubri HPC concluded at around 2 am on Friday.