Winner of General Elections 2009 in Tezpur is JOSEPH TOPPO (AGP)

Updated Election Results Details of Tezpur

Candidate NamePartySymbolAddressVote
Joseph Toppo AGPElephantVill-Dhekiajuli P.O.-Dehekiajuli Dist-Sonitpur Assam Pin-784110 Dhekiajuli352246
Moni Kumar Subba INCHandVill-Harmoti P.O.-Merbil District- Lakhimpur Assam Harmoti322093
Deba Orang AUDFLock and KeyVill- Japawbari P.O-Kunwari P.S-Biswanath Chariali Dist -Sonitpur Assam Biswanath Chariali46255
Jiten Sundi CPMHammer Sickle and StarVill-Padum Pukhuri West Ward No.2 Tezpur Town P.O-Tezpur District-SonitpurAssam Pin No.-784001Tezpur Town36734
Rudra Parajuli INDTelevisionVill-Burha Garuduba PO-Garuduba District-Sonitpur(Assam) Burha Garuduba19684
Prasanta Boro INDBrushVill-Amguri PO-Bhangamandir District-Sonitpur(Assam) Amguri14613
Rubul Sarma CPI(ML)(L)Flag with Three StarsKekorapool Ward No.-2 Tezpur Town PO-Tezpur Distrcit-Sonitpur(Assam) Tezpur Town11657
Dr. Pranab Kr. Das INDSewing MachineB-401 Lovely Home Apartment Sector-5 Plot No.-5 Dwaraka New Delhi New Delhi7750
Md. Nazir Ahmed INDCandlesVill-Niz Baghmari PO-Burigang District-Sonitpur(Assam) Niz Baghmari6208
Daniel David Jesudas INDRailway EngineJoymati Pather (Kachari Gaon) Tezpur Town Ward No.-4 PO-Tezpur District-Sonitpur(Assam) Tezpur Town5247
Kalyan Kumar Deori Bharali INDBattery TorchMadhupur Ward No.-7 PO-Biswanath Chariali District-Sonitpur(Assam) Biswanath Chariali Town4317
Reginold V. Johnson RSPSCup & SaucerVill-Dhula Padung Tea Estate PO-Thakurbari District-Sonitpur(Assam) Dhula Padung Tea Estate3873
Jugananda Hazarika SPBicycleVill-Hindu Gaon PO-North Lakhimpur District-Lakhimpur(Assam) Hindu Gaon3464
Parashmoni Sinha JMMBow & ArrowMahajati Path Ex-Police Line Ward No.-12 Tezpur Town PO-Tezpur District-Sonitpur (Assam) Tezpur Town3228
Total Votes843014

YearVoter Turnout PercentageWinner CandidatePercentagePartyRunnerup CandidatePercentageParty
1999 72.62 Moni Kumar Subba 34.09 INC  Ram Prasad Sarmah 30.3 BJP  
1998 69.45 Moni Kumar Subba 45.16 INC  Iswar Prasanna Hazarika 24.6 BJP  
1996 79.35 Iswar Prasanna Hazarika 32.46 INC  Harsha Bahadur Biswakarma 31.41 AGP  
1991 75.49 Swarup Upadhayaya 41.89 INC  Purna Narayan Sinha 23.18 AGP  
1984 80.07 Bipin Pal Das 31.62 INC  Purna Narayan Sinha 28.69 JNP  
1977 58.43 Purnanarayan Sinha 51.22 BLD  Bijoy Chandra Bhagavati 48.78 INC 

Tezpur is a city and a municipal board in Sonitpur in the Indian state of Assam. It is an ancient town on the banks of the river Brahmaputra and is the largest of the north bank towns. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Sonitpur district of Assam.


Origin of the name

The name Tezpur is derived from the Sanskrit words 'Teza' (meaning blood) and 'Pura' (meaning town or city). Legend has it that the original name of this place was 'Sonitpur' ("sonit" in sanskrit also means blood!) but when the battle between Krishna's army and Banasura's army fought for the rescue of Aniruddha (who was the grandson of Lord Krishna, according to legend )] there was so much bloodshed that the whole place was stained in red. This led to the name of the place becoming Tezpur.


Historical ruins of 8th-9th century dot the surrounding areas of the town. The ruins of Bamuni Hills among them are the most famous. They bear resemblance to the Gupta period art. Accordingly there are plenty of myths as well. The ruins of Da Parbatia is a shining example of the architecture around the 4th Century AD. Modern Tezpur was founded by the British colonial administration in 1835 as the headquarters of Darrang district. During WW2, Tezpur received large numbers of refugees fleeing from Burma, particularly the corps of Anglo-Burmese and Anglo-Indian nurses. After independence of India in 1947, it remained the headquarters of Darrang district. During the Sino-Indian War of 1962 the Chinese army came close to the town and the town had to be evacuated. In 1983 a part of the district was carved out to form a separate district, named Darrang. Tezpur became the headquarters of the new district of Sonitpur. Tezpur Balipara Light Railway !!!!! The existing MG rail line is actually the oldest on the North Bank, descending from the Tezpur Balipara Light Railway built in 1885 to carry tea from upcountry estates to the then riverport of Tezpur ROCK INCRIPTIONS :: 829 AD Pre-British Era : Sir Edward A. Gait ( 1897) had made reference to the nine line inscription of Harjjar Varma in his ‘’A History of Assam’’. The inscription is the first recorded history of Assam and dates back to 829 A.D. The inscription was found engraved on a massive stone some two km away from Tezpur town situated near a temple called Rudrapad. HAZARA PUKHURI :: 70 acres (280,000 m2) The famous King of the dynasty Harjjar Varma, had excavated a large pond in 70 acres (280,000 m2) of land, later came to be known as Hajara Pukhuri ( Harjjara Pukhuri ). KANAKLATA & OTHERS On 10 September 1942, at Gohpur a young girl led a procession of unarmed villagers under Congress flag. She was Kanaklata Barua – a girl from Barangabari village. As soon as Kanaklata unfurled the flag she and her companion Mukunda Kakati were gunned down by the armed Police. The saga of her heroic sacrifice is still remembered with pride. On the same day at Dhekiajuli Police Station eleven unarmed villagers were gunned down by the armed Police while trying to hoist the tri-color at the Police Station - three of them were teen-aged girls- Tileswari, Numali and Khahuli .

Cultural Heritage

Guwahati maybe the mast head in terms of economic development but Tezpur was and is always the cultural capital of the Assamese culture. Being from the core Assamese cultural region, the town has produced many stalwarts such as Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (1903-51), Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha (1909-69), Phani Sarma (1909-70), Ananda Chandra Agarwala (1874-1939). It is also the birth Place of speaker of Indian Parliament, Somnath Chatterjee(2004-2009)

Economy, Transport and Logistics

The surrounding tea gardens and agriculture contribute to the local economy. Presently Tezpur is a commercial, administrative and educational centre -- apart from housing a major base of the Indian Army and Airforce (Salonibari). The nearest civilian airport is Saloni -- 8 km from the heart of the city. The distance from the state capital Guwahati is about 190 kilometres. The town attracts tourists for its scenic beauty. The population is largely of heterogeneous nature. Assamese, Bengali (mainly migrants from West Bengal and Bangladesh), Nepali, Bihari, Marwari communities form the majority. People from various tribes such as the Tea-tribes (brought in by the colonial planters as indentured labourers from the Chhotanagpur plateau region), Bodos, Mishings etc. have also made it their home. Like other places in Assam, the issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh adds religious spice to the regular political debates and name-calling.
In 1987 the Kolia Bhomora Setu, over the river Brahmaputra, was inaugurated connecting it to the southern district of Nagaon. The bridge is the longest bridge across the river and spans a total length of 3015 metres. It has become a tourist attraction by itself. Tezpur has a central university (Tezpur University), apart from numerous colleges and schools.It has now received the tag "UNIVERSITY AT PAR EXELLENCE" from UGC(university grants commission. Tezpur also has many school, colleges of very high repute. Darrang college, Tezpur College are the leading colleges. The Assam Valley School, situated at around 15 km from Tezpur is a very high standard residential school established by Williamson Magor Group. Other schools like Sacred Heart High School,Don Bosco High School, St. Joseph's Convent High School, Govt Boys High School, Govt Girls High School, Tezpur Academy, Children's Paradise School and Carmel Residential School are among the leading ones. Tezpur has had a spurge of activity in recent years towards academic achievements and also to further the progress of the nation. Recently, a young lad of Tezpur, Manjil P. Saikia statred a website to further mathematical knowledge called, [Googolplex Ideas]. Tezpur also has a very old connection with the Tea Gardens and Britishers. During British rule it used to be a leading point for loading Tea for carrying them in steamers. The graveyard of Alexander Bruce, the father of Indian tea Industry is at the Christian Cemetery at Tezpur. The Rail station and the existing railway line towards Rangapara was built by the British. The stations at Saloni Bari & Tezpur still have the old structures intact. The Monabarie Tea estate is once said to be largest tea estate existing.

Tourist Information

Local areas/sites of interest

  • Agnigarh - Also Usha-Aniruddha Udyan
  • Bhairabi Temple - Durga shrine also known as Maithan or Bhairabi Devalaya
  • Cole Park - Also known as Chitralekha Udyan
  • Kolia Bhomora Setu - The 3.015 km long road bridge across the Brahmaputra
  • Ketakeshwar Dewal - Shiva shrine
  • Mahabhairav Temple - Shiva shrine
  • Padum Pukhuri - Central lake with an island in the middle
  • Rudrapath - Shiva shrine
  • Bamuni Pahar
  • Da Parbatia Gate of Gupta period
  • Hazara pukhuri- Pond of gupta period
  • Nag Shankar- Temple of lord Shiva

Nearby areas of interest

  • From Tezpur Tawang (12 Hrs) / Bomdila (5 Hrs) / Kaziranga National Park (40 km) / Orang National Park (30 km) are very easily accessible.
  • For Orchid lovers the Orchid sanctuary nearby i.e Bhalukpung will be a bonus point for the hundreds of orchid varieties that are cultivated there.
  • PAKKE (a Tiger sanctuary) & EAGLENEST (a birding point) are also nearby.
  • Moreover the Bharali River is an anglers delight as angling / water rafting are allowed during winter seasons.

How to get there

It is well connected by both Air and Road transport. There are direct flight from Calcutta thrice a week and from Guwahati to Tezpur daily. It is only 180 km and both Government and Tourist Buses ply regularly to and fro from Guwahati . From Tezpur tourist vehicles are available for hire for all nearby destinations.


Tezpur is located at 26°38'N 92°48'E? / ?26.63°N 92.8°E? / 26.63; 92.8. It has an average elevation of 48 metres (157 ft). The rivers in and around Tezpur are very fast flowing ones, especially towards the Himalayas foothills. The town is situated beside the river Brahmaputra. Tezpur has a number of small hillocks, so that flooding doesn't occur during the monsoons.


As of 2001 India census,Tezpur had a population of 58,240. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Tezpur has an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 79%. In Tezpur, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Some Informations has been taken from Wikipedia

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