GUWAHATI, May 18 � The State BJP which has won an unprecedented seven Lok Sabha seats in Assam, had an overall vote share of 36.5 per cent against the Congress� 29.6 per cent in the State.
The BJP also consolidated substantially its vote share in the State, as is evident from its 2009 vote share of just 16.21 per cent.
The Congress� vote share dwindled noticeably compared to 2009 when it had secured 34.89 per cent of the votes in the State.
The AIUDF which also won three seats this time as did the Congress, had a vote share of 14.8 per cent. It, however, had done marginally better in terms of vote share in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls with a vote share of 16.1 per cent. It however, had won only one seat then.
The AGP � once a regional powerhouse which has seen its fortunes plummeting for the past one-and-a-half decades � secured a meagre 3.8 per cent vote share. It drew a blank in the Lok Sabha polls. It had a vote share of 14.6 in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.
Interestingly, the State BJP�s vote share in Assam at 35.5 per cent is higher than the party�s overall share for the country at 31 per cent. The Congress, too, had a better showing in the State accounting for a vote share of 29.6 per cent against its national vote share of 19.3 per cent.
Among all the candidates in the State, it was Naba (Hira) Sarania who pulled up the biggest victory in terms of margin when he defeated UG Brahma (Independent) by 3,55,779 votes. Sarania piled up 6,34,428 votes against Brahma�s 2,78,649 votes. Chandan Brahma of the ruling Congress-BPF combine, was a distant third with 2,43,759 votes.