BJP wins 2 out of 3 constituencies in Udalguri
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and member in the Rajya Sabha from Assam, Biswajit Daimary won by a landslide margin of over 35,000 votes defeating his arch-rival Karuna Kanta Swargiary of Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) from Paneri LAC constituency. In the 2011 Assam assembly elections, Kamali Basumatari of BPF won from the constituency defeating Santiuse Kujur of India National Congress (INC) by a margin of 556 votes.In the 2016 state assembly elections, Kamali Basumatari again won from the constituency defeating independent candidate Nanda Ram Baro by a margin of 15,802 votes but this time the incumbent MLA from Paneri LAC was denied a ticket and Karuna Kanta Swargiary was projected. n Udalguri LAC United People's Party Liberal ( UPPL) candidate and Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Deputy CEM, Govindo Basumatary won defeating Bodoland People's Front (BPF) strongman and Cabinet Minister,Rihon Daimary who continuously represented the constituency for four term holding important cabinet portfolios for three terms. In Mazbat LAC , sitting MLA and Bodoland People's Front (BPF) candidate,Charan Boro retained the seat defeating BJP candidate, Jitu Kishan who is known as a close aide of NEDA convenor Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma.
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