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Senior BPF leader Pramila Brahma loses in Kokrajhar East

KOKRAJHAR: Assam Social welfare minister and senior Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) leader Pramila Rani Brahma lost the Kokrajhar East seat by a huge margin of 10,658 votes after the 5th round of the counting of votes.

Pramila Rani Brahma has been defeated by the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) candidate Lawrence Islary, who is a former student leader.

Lawrence Islary won the Kokrajhar East seat by tallying 63,737 votes.

Pramila Rani Brahma recieved 45,431 votes.

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Brahma was seeking to be elected as MLA from Kokrajhar East for the seventh time in a row. Before joining the BPF, she had won as an Independent candidate 4 times.

In the 2016 Assam assembly elections, Brahma won in this seat by defeating independent candidate Pratibha Brahma by a margin of 40,091 votes.

In 2011, she won in this seat defeating independent candidate Kishore Basumatary by a margin of 45,904 votes.

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