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Assam assembly election 2021

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi greets the new Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma during his swearing-in ceremony at Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.

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BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Sri Sri Ishwar Hati Satra at Saualkuchi before the oath-taking ceremony in Kamrup, Assam.

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BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Kamakhya temple before the taking oath, as the next chief minister of Assam, in Guwahati.

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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma who is set to be the next chief minister of Assam is greeted by outgoing chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, right in Guwahati.

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Himanta Biswa Sarma meets governor of Assam Jagdish Mukhi to form new BJP government at Rajbhawan in Guwahati.

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Outgoing Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal (3R) with Narendra Singh Tomar (L) and others felicitate new Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarmah (3L), in Guwahati.

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BJP’s Chief Minister designated Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) being greeted by former Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal after being elected party's Legislative party leader during a BJP Legislative party meeting in Guwahati.

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BJP’s Chief Minister designated Himanta Biswa Sarma (left) being felicitated with a gomacha by BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal after elected party's Legislative party leader during a BJP Legislative party meeting in Guwahati.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Himanta Biswa during a BJP Legislative party meeting in Guwahati. Himanta Biswa Sarma elected as the leader of the BJP legislative party in Assam.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Himanta Biswa Sarma arrive to attend BJP Legislative party meeting in regard to selection of chief minister of Assam at Assembly Administrative building , Dispur in Guwahati.

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Worker arranges seat according to the COVID-19 protocol for the oath taking ceremony of Chief Minister and other ministers of Assam, at Srimanta Sankardeva International Auditorium in Guwahati.

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Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) president Atul Bora along with Party Working President Keshab Mahanta and newly elected Party MLA’s being felicitated with a garland during a felicitation event held at AGP Party head office, in Guwahati.

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Senior BJP leader and convener of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) Himanta Biswa Sarma greeted by AGP president Atul Bora after BJP's win in the Assam Assembly Elections in Guwahati.

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Jitendra Singh, All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and in charge of Assam state, with MP Gaurav Gogoi and Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) President Ripon Bora during a press conference, in Guwahati.

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People light earthen lamps after BJP's win in the Assam Assembly Elections in Majuli district.

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BJP Lahowal candidate Binod Hazarika displays the victory sign as trends show party’s win during the counting day of Assam Assembly Poll 2021, in Dibrugarh.

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Geetashree Tamuli, wife of President of Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi, who won the Assam Assembly Polls from Sivasagar constiuency while being inside a prison, in Guwahati.

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Activists of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) allied with BJP celebrate after crossing the half way mark during counting day of Assam Assembly Election 2021, at AGP head office in Guwahati.

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BJP Tinkhong candidate Bimal Bora displays the victory sign as trends show party's win during the counting day of Assam Assembly Poll 2021, in Dibrugarh.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal talks with media after BJP party's winning trend during counting day of Assam Assembly Elections, at the office, in Guwahati.

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Congress party office wears a deserted look as trend's show party's defeat during counting day of Assam Assembly Election 2021, in Guwahati.

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BJP activists celebrate their party's winning trend during counting day of Assam Assembly Election 2021, in Guwahati.

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Election officials sit wearing masks and face shields during the counting of votes of Assam state assembly election in Guwahati.

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A counting agent stands in protective suit during the counting of votes of Assam state assembly election in Gahwaati.

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Workers carry postal ballot box for counting of votes at a centre for the Assam Assembly Polls in Majuli district of Assam.

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Officials wait to undergo COVID-19 testing on the eve of counting day of Assam Assembly Polls, in Tezpur.

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Home Minister Amit Shah campaigns ahead of 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, at Krishnanagar in Nadia district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign for West Bengal Assembly polls, at Krishnanagar in Nadia district.

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Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF) President Hagrama Mohilary shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, at Kokrajhar.

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People pose for photographs in front of a wall art dedicated to Corona warriors after votes for Assembly polls, at a model polling Station in Guwahati.

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Hajong tribal women show their voter identity cards as they wait in the queue to cast their votes at a polling Station for Assembly polls, at Boko in Kamrup district.

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Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station during the third phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly election, in Guwahati.

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A voter shows the indelible ink mark on his finger after casting his vote in a polling station during the third phase of assembly election in Guwahati.

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People stand on social distancing markings made as part of precaution against the coronavirus as they wait to cast their votes during the third phase of Assam state assembly elections in Guwahati.

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A paramilitary person assists an elderly voter as people stand in queue to cast their votes in a polling station during the third phase of assembly election in Guwahati.

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An Assamese voter shows the indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote at a polling station during the third phase of assembly election in Guwahati.

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People stand in queue to cast their votes in a polling station during the third phase of assembly election in Guwahati.

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Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade after casting his vote for Assam Assembly polls.

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BJP candidate Ranjeet Kumar Dass with his family members shows fingers marked with indelible ink after casting votes at a polling station, during the third phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Nalbari district.

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Actor Kopil Bora shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote for the the third phase of the Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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BJP candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma with his wife Riniki Sarma Bhuyan and son Nandil Biswa Sarma shows fingers marked with indelible ink after casting votes at a polling station, during the third phase of Assam Assembly elections, at Amingaon in Kamrup district.

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Assamese actress Prastuti Parashar shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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A health worker gives sanitizer to an Indian voter standing in queue to cast vote in a polling station during the third phase of assembly election in Gauhati.

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Elderly voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Voters take selfies after casting their votes at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station, during the third and final phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Voters being screened for COVID-19 symptoms at a polling booth during voting for the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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An elderly physically challenged woman is brought on a bi-cycle to help her vote as others wait in a queue, at a polling station, during the 3rd phase of the State Assembly election, at Uttarpara in Baksa district.

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An elderly voters walks towards a polling booth as Bodo tribal people wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station, during the 3rd phase of the State Assembly election, at Uttarpara in Baksa district.

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Polling parties travel on a buffalo cart for the election duty in a remote area, on the eve of the final phase of Assembly polls, Kamrup (Rural) district.

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Officials travel towards their polling stations on the eve of 3rd phase of Assam Assembly election, at Chaygaon in Kamrup district.

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Polling parties leave for polling stations from a centre on the eve of the 3rd phase of State Assembly elections, in Guwahati.

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Union Home Minister and Senior BJP leader Amit Shah addresses public meeting for Assam Assembly polls, in Sorbhog.

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Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal with Himanta Biswa Sharma during an election campaign rally, at Sualkuchi in Kamrup.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses media representatives, at Sualkuchi in Kamrup.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah being welcomed by party leaders before attending a public meeting for state assembly polls, at Sualkuchi in Kamrup District.

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Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi beats a dhol during an election campaign in support of the party candidate from Chaygaon Constituency Rekibuddin Ahmed ahead of the third phase Assembly elections, in Kamrup district.

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Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah during a public meeting in Hajo.

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West Guwahati Congress candidate Meera Borthakur along with MP Pradyut Bordoloi (2R) during her election campaign ahead of the third phase of Assam Assembly Election 2021, in Guwahati.

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Dispur constituency candidate Manjit Mahanta along with senior Congress leaders during an election campaign rally, in Guwahati.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election campaign rally in support of BJP alliance party candidates of United People Party Liberal (UPPL) ahead of the third phase of Assam Assembly Elections, at Laupara in Baksa district.

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BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rally ahead of third phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Baksa district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally ahead of third phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Baksa district.

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Artists perform during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public rally ahead of third phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Baksa district.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a public rally ahead of third phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Baksa district.

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BJP supporters attend a public meeting by party National President JP Nadda during an election campaign in support of BJP candidate from East Guwahati constituency Siddhartha Bhattacharya, ahead of the third phase of Assam Assembly polls, in Guwahati.

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BJP National President JP Nadda during an election campaign in support of BJP candidate from East Guwahati constituency Siddhartha Bhattacharya, ahead of the third phase of Assam Assembly polls, in Guwahati.

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BJP National President JP Nadda being felicitatetd during an election campaign for Axom Gana Parisad and BJP (joint) candidate Jyoti Prasad Das from Boko constituency, ahead of the third phase of state assembly polls, in Kamrup district.

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BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally for the third phase of Assam assembly polls, at Golokganj in Dhubri district.

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BJP National President JP Nadda being felicitated with an 'Assamese Japi' during an election campaign in support of BJP candidate from Patacharkuchi constituency Ranjeet Kumar Das (R) ahead of the third phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Bajali district.

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Senior BJP leader and Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma during an election campaign rally for the third phase of Assam Assembly Election at Palasbari in Kamrup district

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All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Chief Badruddin Ajmal after casting his vote during the second phase of Assam assembly polls, in Donkigaon, Hojai.

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Bodoland Peoples’ Front (BPF) leader Hagrama Mohilary during an election campaign rally for its allied candidates, during the ongoing Assam assembly polls, at Dudhnoi in Goalpara district.

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BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma during a roadshow for the Assam assembly polls, at Patacharkuchi in Bajuli district.

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Members of the Muslim community leave a polling station after casting their votes during the second phase of Assam Assembly Elections, at Silchar in Cachar district.

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A polling officer applies indelible ink on the finger of a voter during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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Voters stand in a queue outside a polling booth during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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Voters stand in a queue outside a polling booth during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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A paramilitary soldier helps an elderly voter leave a polling booth during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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A health worker helps sanitise the hands of voters standing in a queue to cast their votes outside a polling booth during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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Voter wearing face mask shows the indelible ink mark on her finger after casting her vote during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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Elderly voters sit in a queue to cast their votes during the second phase of elections for Assam state, in Morigaon district.

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BJP Candidate Rupak Sarmah shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station during the second phase of Assam Assembly Polls, in Nagaon district

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Voters stand in queues to cast their votes during the second phase of Assam Assembly Election 2021, in Nagaon district.

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Voters queue up to cast their votes during the second phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Nagaon district.

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Voters show thier fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes for the second phase of Assam Assembly polls, at Sipajhar in Darrang district.

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Voters undergo thermal screening as they arrive to to cast their votes during the second phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021, in Morigaon district.

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Voters show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes during the second phase of Assam Assembly Election 2021, in Nalbari district.

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BJP candidate Numol Mumin shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting his vote at a polling station, during the second phase of Assam Assembly Elections, at Boakjan in Karbi Anglong District.

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Polling officials check Electronic Voting Machine (EVMs) and other necessary inputs required for the Assam Assembly elections, at a distribution centre, in Nagaon district.

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A BJP supporter takes selife with Union Home Minister Amit Shah at an election campaign rally at Hajo in Kamrup district of Assam.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah addresses a public meeting, in Distt. Kamrup.

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A polling officer draws markers on a floor to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, on the eve of the second phase of Assam assembly polls, in Nagaon district.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi waves at the crowd during a public meeting for Assam Assembly polls, in Nalbari district.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves at public during an election campaign rally for Assam Assembly polls, at Haju, in Kamrup district.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves at the crowd during a public meeting, in Hajo.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi offers prayers during his visit to Kamakhya Temple ahead of Assam Assembly polls, in Guwahati.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi offers prayers during his visit to Kamakhya Temple ahead of Assam Assembly polls, in Guwahati.

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