While lecture the media, Sonowal, who is seeking re-election from the world’s largest river island Majuli in eastern Assam, said that the trends of the counting of votes across the state clearly suggested that the BJP is returning to power for the second term.
Assamese people have mandated the BJP-led government. However, we’ve to attend till the counting of votes is completed and thus the clear pictures emerge. The trend of the result already shows that the people are on our side,” said Sonowal, who was the Chief Minister since the BJP-led government first came to power in Assam in 2016 after defeating the Congress.
As per the latest trend, Sonowal is leading from the Majuli constituency while his rival Rajib Lochan Pegu of the Congress is trailing.
All important candidates of BJP including Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari Assembly seat and state BJP President Ranjeet Kumar Dass from Patacharkuchi Assembly seat, are leading.
Upon126 seats, BJP is leading on 60 seats while its ally AGP on eleven seats and UPPL is leading on seven seats.
The main opposition Congress is leading on 26 seats while its partners AIUDF leading on 11 seats, Bodoland Peoples Front on three seats, and CPI-M on one seat.
Raijor Dal President and jailed leader Akhil Gogoi, who is contesting from Sibsagar constituency as an independent candidate, is additionally leading. PM Narendra Modi, UHM Amit Shah, DM Rajnath Singh, BJP President J. P. Nadda were among the central BJP leaders who undertook a busy campaign for the BJP in Assam.