GUWAHATI, April 11 � The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today claimed that it would win majority in the Assembly polls that ended today. The Asam Gana Parishad (AGP) has also claimed that it would be able to win in 51 seats, while the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has asserted that it has done �very well� in about 25 Legislative Assembly Constituencies (LACs) this time.
However, the State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today refrained from making any comment on the performance of its nominees in the Assembly polls even as the Bodoland People�s Front (BPF) has claimed that it has the prospect of winning in at least 16 LACs.
APCC president Bhubaneswar Kalita today told mediapersons that the Congress will win majority of the 126 Assembly seats of the State. The party is not averse to taking support from any of the parties, which have the policies similar with those of the Congress, said the APCC president.
AGP general secretary Hiten Goswami told this newspaper that his party is expecting victory in 30 seats of the 64 LACs where elections were held today. The party expects to win 21 seats out of the 62 LACs where elections were held in the first phase on April 4, Goswami said.
The AGP is expecting keen contest in altogether 12 seats�five covered by the first phase and seven covered by the second phase of elections. Naming the five seats covered by the first phase of elections, Goswami said that the seats included Jorhat, Teok, Tinsukia, Tingkhong and Lahowal. However, he did not name the seven seats covered by the second phase.
AIUDF working president HRA Choudhury said that his party has done �very well� in 20 LACs in the second phase, while its performance was very satisfactory in about five seats covered by the first phase of elections.
The party was in first position in matters of votes in 25 LACs of Dhubri, Goalpara, Barpeta, Nagaon, Morigaon districts and in the Barak Valley it was in the foremost position in about 5 LACs during the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
The party concentrated on those seats and some more LACs this time, said the AIUDF working president.
BPF chief Hagrama Mohilary told our Kokrajhar Correspondent that his party would come out victorious in at least 16 seats and there is every likelihood of the party to form government with the Congress.