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BJP sweep all 26 seats in KAAC Election

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday won all the 26 seats in the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) in Assam, while Congress drew a blank. The elections for the 26 seats were held on June 8 amid tight security with incidents of violence at a few places.

Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma’s campaign blitzkrieg in Karbi Anglong has resulted in the BJP managing a clean sweep of the Autonomous Council elections.

The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council election  held on Wednesday recorded  a voter turnout of 79%. Apart from BJP and Congress, other parties contesting the polls included newly formed All Party Hills Leaders Conference (APHLC), Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), making it a multi-cornered fight. BJP had contested in all 26 seats, Congress in 24 seats, AAP in 10, and CPI (ML) had contested in 15 seats.

Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “we bow before the peopleof Karbi Anglong for giving @BJP4Assam a historic mandate in KAAC polls 2nd time in a row”.

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