“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 trends at 12:05 PM, 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 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)