GUWAHATI: The counting of votes for Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) election in Assam has started from 8 AM.
Counting is underway for 35 constituencies of the TAC which covers parts of parts of Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai and Kamrup (Metro) districts. Moniram Pator, the BJP candidate from the Gobha constituency has won uncontested. In Guwahati, counting of votes is going on at Kaliram Barua Girls High School for the 6 council constituencies in the Kamrup (Metro) district.
Total 124 candidates of BJP, Congress, Tiwa Jatiya Aikya Mancha, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) are in the fray for the council election.
The voting for the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) took place peacefully on December 17 with a turnout of more than 70 per cent.
In the last council election in 2015, Congress grabbed 15 seats out of the total 30 seats. While Tiwa Jatiya Aikya Mancha won 10 seats, BJP and AGP grabbed 3 and 2 seats respectively.
This time, the ruling BJP contested in 35 of the 36 seats, leaving one for its alliance partner AGP while the Congress has put up candidates in 31 seats.
“BJP will win with a huge margin. I am confident of my victory. Compared to the last election, the strength of BJP has increased,” said a BJP candidate.