“NDA Will Get Around 90 Seats in Assam”: BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma
GUWAHATI: As the high voltage Assam assembly election for a total of 126 seats ended on Tuesday, the state’s heavyweight politician Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that the NDA would touch around 90 seats in the election.
Fully clad in ‘Dhoti-Kurta’, Sarma after casting his vote on Tuesday said that he was highly confident about the victory of BJP and its alliance parties of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) once again in the state.
Sarma said, “In this phase, BJP’s ally parties are fighting mainly. Out of the total of 40 that went to the polls today, we are expecting to win in 22. The number may even go up.”
He further said that in the entire state elections, BJP and its allies will bag around 90 out of 126 total seats. “Last time we had won 84 seats, this time we are expecting at least 90 seats,” Sarma added.
Assam witnessed a high voter’s turnout on Tuesday, the final phase of state elections. The state voted for 40 seats in the third phase of the Assembly elections which started at 7 am and ended at 6 pm. Till the filing of this report, over 70 % of voter’s turnout registered across the 40 seats. The numbers were expected to cross over 80%.
Congress was contesting 23 seats, whereas AIUDF, BPF, and CPI (M) are in contention in 12, 8, and one constituency each with a friendly contest expected in four places.
The polling for the first and second phases of the state polls was held on March 27 and April 1 with a high voter turnout of 79.97% and 80.83% respectively.
Results will be declared on May 2.