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09 Feb: Assam polls will be showdown ‘between Modi and me’, says Tarun Gogoi - Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that the ensuing state assembly election, likely to be held in April, would be a showdown between him and prime minister Narendra Modi, and that the Congress party would “crush” the BJP as did the Assamese to the Mughals in the 17th century.
07 Feb: War of words between Narendra Modi and Rahul gandhi. Modi says “Those who have lost the election (in 2014) and have come down from 400 to 40 have decided not to allow Modi to work. They have decided to create obstacles and difficulties. The conspiracy for the same is going on"
23 Dec: Election Commission Team in Assam to Assess Poll Preparedness - A team of the Election Commission of India (ECI) headed by the Chief Election Commissioner Dr Nasim Zaidi on Monday started a two-day visit to Assam to assess the situation on the ground before the elections to the State Assembly, which is due next year.
23 Dec: EC seeks 'vulnerability mapping' for Assam polls - The Election Commission on Tuesday said it has asked district police chiefs and district magistrates in Assam to map all vulnerable places in the state so that free and fair polls to the legislative assembly could be held next year.
19 Dec: Plea to avoid matric, poll overlap - The Board of Secondary Education, Assam has requested the Election Commission to ensure that the dates of Assembly elections in the state next year do not clash with those of the matric examination.
13 Dec: TarunGogoi will be CM candidate of INC for Assam Election 2016, says Rahul Gandhi
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12 Dec: Rahul Gandhi Calls for Unity Amongst all party against BJP like Bihar.
28 Aug: I will present BJP with 52 MLAs, says ex-Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
25 Aug: Assam CM Gogoi claims victory in Tiwa polls, endorses Congress government
19 Aug: Tiwa Council Polls today- 746 polling officials rushed to 190 polling stations located in various parts of Morigaon district today, while another 300 polling and presiding officers remained in reserve for the Tiwa Autonomous Council poll today.
18 Aug: AGP launches door-to-door campaign - The Burha Satriya of Barpeta Satra, Bashishtha Deva Sarma blessed the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) to be able to wrest power in the 2016 Assembly elections in the State.
13th Aug: Book on CMs of Assam released - Chief Ministers of Assam (Brief Profiles), a book providing glimpses of the past and present Chief Ministers of Assam, was released by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.
The book, inter alia, depicts the golden era as well as the crisis period of Assam, during the tenure of the Chief Ministers.
13th Aug: Assam passes witch hunting prohibition bill - The state Assembly today unanimously passed the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015 making any offence under the Act as non-bailable, cognizable and non-compoundable with an aim to eliminate the superstition from society.
16 July 15: BJP divided over Himanta - State BJP is divided over the move to welcome Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma a few months ahead of the assembly polls. But the central leadership will take the final call.
14 July 15: Gogoi, Dutta meet Rahul Gandhi - Gogoi and Dutta along with Dr P Joshi arrived at the residence of the Congress vice president and discussed the escalating dissidence at the instance by Dr Sarma, Hirany Bora who recently quit the ruling party.
14 July 15: Rahul Gandhi coming in Sep
14 July 15: Gogoi to contest 2016 polls - Chief minister Tarun Gogoi makes it plan and simple on Tuesday that he would contest the next assembly polls early next year.
11 July 15: BJP appoints new in charge - BJP’s central leadership has appointed senior leader Mahendra Singh as the in charge of the party’s affairs in Assam.
11 July 15: It is now or never for BJP in Assam: Assam Assembly Election 2016 is a matter of ‘now or never’ for the BJP. No wonder the party has,therefore, put two senior leaders, Ram Madhab and Dharmendra Pradhan, in charge of the party affairs in Assam especially to formulate the poll strategy.
7 July 15: Cong to lodge FIR against CPM MLA - Congress looks set to register a specific FIR against Tripura ruling party’s MLA Keshab Debbarma for submitting forged document to the Election Commission.
7 July 15: BJP appoints new in charge - BJP’s central leadership has appointed senior leader Mahendra Singh as the in charge of the party’s affairs in Assam.
7 July 15: BJP: 3600 for 126 seats - As many as 3600 BJP leaders and workers are waiting to be contested from 126 assembly constituencies early next year. State BJP president Siddharth Bhattacharya submitted before the party’s central leadership the list of the ticket aspirants in New Delhi.
6 July 15: Assam Cong tries to regain ground among tea tribes - To woo over 35 lakh tea tribe voters who have been a strong bastion for Congress over the years, the ruling Congress government has for the first time intervened in respect of revision of daily wages for tea workers.
6 July 15: Dharmendra Pradhan, Ram Madhav to be in charge of Assam polls
4 July 15: BJP appoints new in charge - BJP’s central leadership has appointed senior leader Mahendra Singh as the in charge of the party’s affairs in Assam.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi gives loan sanction letters to women SHGs at the State level Credit Camp for SHGs at Panjabari in Guwahati.
3 July 15: Mahila Cong threat over OIL CMD issue – The All Assam Mahila Congress today issued a threat to go for an agitation if Rupshikha Saikia Borah is denied appointment as the Oil India Ltd (OIL) Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD).
2 July 15: Bijoya’s daughter in race for ticket: Two prominent BJP leaders want their son and daughters to contest the assembly polls early next year. Nagaon MP Rajen Gohain is mounting pressure on the party leadership to help his son Ritul Borgohain contest from Nagaon constituency. Suman Haripriya, the film maker daughter of Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakrabartty is also in the race for ticket to contest the assembly polls. At least 3600 leaders have applied for 126 constituencies.
1 July 15: Hiranya Bora quits Congress: Bora, senior leader and former Dhekiajuli MLA sent his resignation letter to party president Sonia Gandhi dropping a number of complaints against the state party president
1 July 15: Action against dissident leaders!: AICC is set to expel five Congress leaders for doing dissidence against state party president Anjan Dutta. Immediately on receipt of the resignation letter from Hiranya Bora, the senior AICC leaders are contemplating to expel these leaders.
29 June 15: New party in the offing - Dissident Congress leaders are holding a convention in Guwahati on July 26 to float a new party. Bora said that they would try to float a party to help the people. He further appealed to other senior leaders to support him. He said,”under Dutta’s leadership the party will never fare well in the next assembly polls.”
27 Jun-15: BJP playing politics on NRC updating: Gogoi- Tarun Gogoi claimed the BJP is "playing politics" with ongoing National Register of Citizens (NRC). He said names of all persons in the voters list be included in the NRC.
26 Jun-15: Below 10 seats for Cong: BJP state unit president Siddharth Bhattacharya predicted less than 10 seat for Congress in the assembly polls.
20 Jun-15: 2016 Election: Assam BJP Tries Breaking Ice with Muslims - BJP tries Muslim voters to decide fate of poll candidates in about 40 LACs in the state. Abdul Rashid Ansari was in Guwahati to meet various Muslim organisations.
19 Jun-15: BJP to focus on ‘Congress-mukt Assam’ for ’16 polls
18 Jun-15: EC suspends recognition of Purno-led NPP - (EC) has suspended recognition of the PA Sangma-led National People’s Party (NPP) for not filling election expenditure of Lok Sabha elections..
16 Jun-15: AIUDF to contest all seats in Assembly polls - After winning 3 out of 14 seats in Lok Sabha polls, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) contesting all the 126 Assembly.AIUDF won 18 seats during the 2011 polls.
16 Jun-15: With eye on 2016 polls, BJP woos Muslims in Assam - P resident of the BJP’s National Minority Morcha, Abdul Rashid Ansari, was in Guwahati to meet various Muslim organisations.
15 Jun-15: Draft electoral rolls published - the draft electoral rolls of No 26 Dimoria, No 32 Digaru, No 33 Khetri, No 34 Sonapur, No 35 Ampri and No 36 Phong-ari constituencies of the Tiwa.final publication on July 7.
15 Jun-15: BJP begins campaign for Assembly election
12 Jun-15: Modi govt’s flip-flop puts Assam BJP’s ‘Mission 84’ in peril - After its thumping win in seven out of the total 14 Lok Sabha seats in Assam in 2014 polls,BJP expects victory in 84 out the total 126 Assembly Constituencies.
12 Jun-15: Ahead of poll, Congress in Assam to spruce up social media presence - The Congress plans to appoint social media observers in more than 24,000 assembly blocks spread across the state, as it aims to ramp up social media presence ahead of next year's assembly poll.
9-Jun-15: Modi failed to get migrants deported, says Assam CM
8-Jun-15: Electoral rolls for Tiwa Council polls - Draft voters list for the election of Tiwa Autonomous Council will be published on June 9. If some claims and objections are raised, those will be accepted up to June 24. Those claims and objections will be disposed within July 1 and the final electoral rolls will be published on July 7.
7-Jun-15: Gogoi slams PM for not taking northeast CMs to Bangladesh
28-May-15: DONER Ministry launched Rs 200 crore projects for Assam - Jitendra Singh, union minister announced a Rs 200 crore package for Assam.For water supply schemes and roadways. Also announced a Rs 125-crore package for organic farming of cardamom and several varieties of fruits.
23-May-15: AGP sounds poll bugle - Asom Gana Parishad had rally in Guwahati. working president Atul Bora alleged that the Narendra Modi government at the Centre has hardly any agenda to uplift Assam.
22-May-15: Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to fight 2016 elections; rules out alliance - ruled out alliance with AIUDF or any other party.Congress party is now working on a action plan to counter BJP's mission 84-plus in Assam.
15-May-15: Assembly Polls may be Advanced by a Few Months: Cong - Assemblies slated to go to the polls next year Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and West Bengal. Of the few states that the Congress is still in power, Assam and Kerala, are the ones where it will go to the hustings.Assam PCC chief, Anjan Dutta,earlier than expected schedule in mind”.
27-Apr-15: Mission to clean up electoral rolls in northeast, National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme
24-Apr-2015 1.41 lakh ‘D’ voters in State, says EC
EC had stated that as on date there are a total of 1,41,733 persons marked with ‘D’ in the electoral rolls of Assam. The voters categorised as ‘D’ are not allowed to vote. This process is followed strictly to remove the names of the foreign citizens from the electoral roll, the Minister said.
Meanwhile, according to figures furnished by the Minister, Barpeta, Dhubri and Nagaon have the highest number of ‘D’ voters in Assam. At least 13,026 ‘D’ category voters are in Dhubri, 15,357 in Nagaon and 22,751 in Barpeta.
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