New Delhi: Reacting to trends on the Assembly election results 2021, incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday (May 2, 2021) exuded confidence that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in Assam.
“As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam,” Sarbananda Sonowal told ANI.
According to the Election Commission of India’s latest trends, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in 62 seats, whereas, the Indian National Congress is ahead in 25 assembly constituencies out of the 126-seat assembly. All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has taken a lead in 11 seats.
Sarbananda Sonwaol is himself leading from the Majuli constituency and is likely to retain the power for the second consecutive time.
The exit polls have also suggested that the saffron party can form the government in the state. As per the Zee News Maha Exit Poll, the BJP+ will take 73 seats, whereas Congress+ will win on 51 assembly constituencies. Others will bag two seats.
This is to be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister Amit Shah, and Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had also campaigned for BJP in Assam. On the other hand, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi had campaigned for Congress.
The counting of votes started at 8 AM and is underway at two locations in Dibrugarh — Dibrugarh Government Boys Higher Secondary School and Deputy Commissioner Office of Dibrugarh.
The polling across the northeastern state took place in three phases between March 27 and April 6.
(With inputs from agencies)