PM Narendra Modi thanks Assamese people for faith in Assam Government and win in Panchayat Polls

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PM Narendra Modi thanks Assamese people for faith in Assam Government and win in Panchayat Polls

G Plus News | December 17, 2018 13:22 hrs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday thanked people of Assam for their support to the saffron party in the Panchayat polls where the ruling BJP has won over 41 per cent gaon panchayats and half of the zila parishads.

Lauding the performance of the party in winning over the confidence of the people, the Prime Minister said, "I appreciate the entire team of Assam BJP for their excellent work across the state, which has resulted in the party's wonderful performance. I am sure the 'karyakartas' will continue raising issues of public welfare and work towards Assam's growth"

In his tweet Modi also said, "Over the last few years, the BJP and the NDA family have become the preferred choice of the northeast. We consider it our privilege that we have the honour of fulfilling the aspirations of the northeast and taking the region to new heights of progress."

The recently concluded Panchayat polls have gone positive for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Of the results that have come out the BJP has managed to get 41 per cent (10,953) of the total posts and Congress has won 32 per cent (8,646). The third position is by the independents who won 2927 posts and Asom Gana Parishad was fourth with 1853 posts and All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) won 1,309 posts, according to a press release by the Assam State Election Commission. The counting has been going on for five days now since 12thDecember.

The Assam Panchayat elections were held in two phases on December 5 and 9 to elect 21,990 Gaon Panchyat Members, 2,199 Gaon Panchayat Presidents, 2,199 Anchalik Parishad Members and 420 Zila Parishad Members across the state. The polls witnessed an overall 82 per cent voting.


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