BJP candidates win by highest and lowest margins in Assam
Guwahati, May 20: BJP's Atul Bora has won by the highest margin of 1,30,197 votes from Dispur assembly constituency while his party colleague Kishore Nath won by the lowest margin of 42 votes from Barak Valley's Borkhola seat in the Assam assembly polls.
Bora, who polled 1,98,378 votes, defeated sitting Congress MLA and former minister Akon Bora by the highest margin of votes in the state.
Akon Bora had defeated him in the last polls by 9247 votes. BJP's Kishore Nath defeated Independent candidate Misbahul Islam Laskar by the lowest margin of only 42 seats in Borkhola which was represented by controversial Congress MLA Rumi Nath in the outgoing assembly and she was relegated to the third position.
While only one candidate won by a margin of more than one lakh, seven won by more than fifty thousand margin.
Former BJP state unit President Siddhartha Bhattacharya won by the second highest margin of 96,637 votes followed by the saffron party's alliance partner AGP's Ramendra Narayan Kalita from Gauhati (West) who won by a margin of 89,910 votes.
Bhattacharya was defeated in the 2011 assembly polls by 77,403 votes by sitting Congress MLA Capt Robin Bordoloi while Kalita had finished third behind sitting Congress MLA Hemanta Talukdar and the BJP candidate.
BJP state election convener Himanta Biswa Sarma, who had held the record of winning by the highest margin of votes in the last assembly polls, won by 85,935 votes from Jalukbari assembly constituency bettering his last record of 77,403 votes.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, who retained his Titabor assembly constituency, won by a much reduced margin of 17,495 votes than his last assembly polls winning margin of 54,199.