While speaking to the media on Sunday, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal seemed optimistic about retaining power in the state as latest trends show Bharatiya Janata Party leading in the state. “As per the trends, it is clear that Bharatiya Janata Party will form the government in Assam with United People’s Party, Liberal (UPPL),” Sonowal told ANI on Sunday.
Sonowal further said, “This is the result of the support of the people. We have to wait till the vote-counting is complete but the trend shows that the people are on our side.”
The election schedule spread across four states and one Union Territory began on March 27 and continued till April 29. The polling across Assam took place in three phases. Of the 126 constituencies in the state, the first phase of voting was held on March 27, the second on April 1, and the third phase was held on April 6. Over the three phases, the main players, the BJP and Congress-led Mahajot, which has made significant efforts to woo voters, remain hopeful that the people will vote for their alliances.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2016 toppled the Congress government which was in power for 15 years and won 86 out of 126 seats. As per the exit polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is expected to establish the government for the second consecutive term in the state.