#MaskIndia ... defeat by declaring the ongoing state assembly polls as the last election he is contesting. (In previous elections, all 140 constituencies went to polls on the same day. The election brought a change of power as the Indian National Congress (INC), which had formed the government under Tarun Gogoi since 2001, lost its majority to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP, lit "Indian People's Party") led by Sarbananda Sonowal.  There were 500 model polling stations.
 Voter-verified paper audit trails were introduced in 10 constituencies (approximately 2400 polling booths) in Assam assembly polls.  On 6 March 2016, INC allied with Bodo-heartland-based United People's Party in a strategy to counter BJP's alliance with BPF.  One person was killed by police in Assam. ", "Assam Election Opinion Poll: 2016 India Today C Voter", "Opinion Poll says LDF may stage a comeback in Kerala while TMC to retain power in Bengal", "CPM-led LDF to storm to power in Kerala, BJP-led alliance short of majority in Assam: CVoter poll", "India Today-Axis Exit Poll: Jaya to lose Tamil Nadu, BJP sweeps Assam, Mamata to retain Bengal", "Exit polls: BJP unseats Congress in Assam, LDF ousts UDF in Kerala; Mamata retains WB, Jaya goes from TN", "Tarun Gogoi Out As Chief Minister, Assam Turns To BJP, Show Exit Polls", "Assam records its highest voter turnout", "Assam records highest-ever polling in its history, surprise results likely", "High turnout in Assam, West Bengal in second phase; one dead in police firing, FIR against Tarun Gogoi", "Assam polls: 189 EVMs replaced during final phase", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2016_Assam_Legislative_Assembly_election&oldid=988201827, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 November 2020, at 18:53.  The share of the indigenous Assamese communities in Assam was about 47% in the 2001 census which has reduced to about 40-45% in 2016 as predicted by experts.  BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma filed nomination papers from Jalukbari on 21 March 2016. Assembly seat sharing post - bye election results: Last edited on 12 November 2020, at 07:40, Kerala Legislative Assembly election, 2016, Revolutionary Socialist Party of Kerala (Bolshevik), Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist), Marxist Communist Party of India (United), Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), 2019 Kerala Legislative Assembly by-elections, "Final voter turnout in Kerala is 77.53 percent", "As it happened: TMC, AIADMK retain power; BJP takes Assam, Left Kerala", "Model code of conduct comes into force in Kerala", "2.56 crore voters to cast ballot in Kerala: EC", "ECI introduces voter audit trail for first time in Kerala", "Paper trail for voting in select segments", "VVPAT usage in 64 seats in 5 states Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry", "എസ്യുസിഐ(കമ്മ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ്) കേരളത്തിൽ 32 മണ്ഡലങ്ങളിൽ മത്സരിക്കും", "SDPI.
 Gogoi said external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met with businessmen in Assam during her visit instead of talking about the problems and issues confronting the state.  On 26 December 2015, BJP's Assam unit launched its 'Assam Nirman' initiative, seeking public opinion to prepare a vision document for development in Assam. The prior Assam assembly ended on 5 June 2016.
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 AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal ran for South Salmara seat, while Gogoi ran for the Titabar seat against BJP MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa.
 The full bench of the Election Commission headed by Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi visited Assam on 21 December 2015.  Systematic Voters' Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme was undertaken in Kerala to raise voter awareness.