BJP likely to create history by forming government in Assam

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With the Congress so far failing to stretch its start to over 25 seats, there is every possibility that the BJP and its partner AGP may create history by forming the next government in Assam.

The alliance has so far won 64 seats and leading in 70-add seats, according to early trends.

According to trends, the grand old party, with 17 seats, could finish behind All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) , led by Badruddin Ajmal which is winning in 13 seats.

While BJP CM candidate Sarabananda Sonowal is leading in Majuli, AGP has contested in 24 seats and is leading in 19 seats. While this was so, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi is leading in Titabar and remained cheerful about Congress’ chances in the polls.

Éarlier, Gogoi has ruled out forming Third Front in a bid to keep the BJP away from claiming power. Stating that he would return for a fourth consecutive term as CM, Gogoi said he was confident of returning to power yet again. “We will certainly reach the magic figure of 64,” said Gogoi.

Meanwhile, Sonowal has said the exit polls reflected the voters’ wishes. The party will win more than 80 seats in Assam, he forecast.