Guwahati (Assam), May 24: The BJP continued its winning streak in Assam by bagging nine Lok Sabha seats while the Congress managed to hold its ground in the state by retaining just thre
The ruling coalition partners Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People's Front (BPF) failed to open their account once again while the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) was reduced to a single victory against its three wins in the last Lok Sabha polls.
The lone Independent MP from the state, Naba Sarania from Kokrajhar, retained his seat. The highest victory margin was registered by Rameswar Teli of the BJP as he retained the Dibrugarh seat by over 3.6 lakh votes.
Pradan Baruah of the BJP too retained his Lakhimpur seat by over 3.5 lakh vote margin while Queen Oja made her Lok Sabha debut as she retained the Guwahati constituency for the party by over 3.4 lakh vote margin.
The two state ministers in fray, Topon Gogoi and Pallab Lochan Das, also made their Lok Sabha debut while retaining Jorhat and Tezpur constituencies for the BJP.
The two seats in southern Assam, Silchar and Karimganj, from which the BJP had won its first seats in the Lok Sabha in 1991 were once again together in the party's kitty with Rajdeep Roy and Kripanath Mallah sailing through.
The BJP won the Autonomous Districts (Diphu) seat for the first time as its candidate Horen Sing Bey emerged winner. UNI