GUWAHATI, May 26 - The ruling NDA was ahead of its rivals in as many as 82 out of the total 126 Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) segments of Assam in the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
The number of votes polled by the NDA constituents � BJP, AGP and BPF � was more than that of any other party in those segments.
On the other hand, the principal Opposition Congress party led in 26 LAC segments, while the AIUDF was ahead of its rivals in 12 segments.
In six segments falling under the Kokrajhar Lok Sabha seat, the votes polled by Independent candidate Naba Kumar Sarania was more than that of any other contestant.
Among the NDA constituents, senior partner BJP on its own led in 67 LAC segments, while its partners AGP and BPF were ahead in 11 and four segments respectively.
As part of the seat-sharing arrangement among the NDA partners, the BJP had fielded its own candidates from 10 out of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam, while three seats were allotted to the AGP and one to the BPF.
The four seats which went to the AGP and BPF comprises of ten Assembly segments each. As such, BJP was in the race in only the remaining 86 LAC segments of Assam of which it managed to secure leads in 67 segments.
Likewise, AIUDF contested the Lok Sabha polls from only three constituencies, which together accounts for only 28 LAC segments, while the party led in 12 of those.
On the other hand, the Congress fielded its candidates from all 14 Lok Sabha seats of Assam and it was in contention in all 126 LAC segments of the State. Of the eight LAC segments of Karimganj Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP and the AIUDF led in four each.
In Silchar constituency, BJP led in four out of the seven segments and Congress was ahead in the remaining three.
BJP led in all five LAC segments comprising the Autonomous District (Diphu) Lok Sabha area.
In the Dhubri Lok Sabha seat, the AIUDF polled the highest number of votes in eight out of the 10 segments, with the remaining two going to the AGP. The Congress party, which was the runner-up in Dhubri, was not able to gain a lead in any of the Assembly segments comprising the constituency.
In the Kokrajhar seat, Independent candidate Sarania, who won the elections, registered leads in six out of the 10 segments, and the BPF secured more votes than others in the remaining four.
The Congress polled more votes in six segments of the Barpeta Lok Sabha seat, with the AGP registering leads in the other four.
Of the 10 LACs comprising the Guwahati Lok Sabha seat, BJP led in six and the Congress was ahead in four segments.
Similarly, out of the 10 segments comprising Mangaldai, BJP was ahead in eight and Congress in two.
BJP made a clean sweep in Tezpur by polling more votes than any other party in all the nine LAC segments of the constituency.
Even as the Congress wrested the Nagaon Lok Sabha seat from the BJP after a gap of 20 years, the Opposition party led in only three out of the nine Assembly segments there, with the BJP maintaining its lead in the other six segments.
The Congress and the AGP equally shared leads in five each out of the 10 LAC segments comprising the Kaliabor seat.
Of the 10 LAC segments comprising the Jorhat parliamentary seat, the BJP led in eight and the Congress in two.
The saffron party also polled more votes than its opponents in all the nine Assembly segments of Dibrugarh.
In Lakhimpur, out of the total nine Assembly segments, the BJP was ahead of its rivals in eight, with the Congress leading in the remaining one segment.