GUWAHATI, April 4 � After the first phase of the elections to the Assam Legislative Assembly, all the major political parties expressed confidence of improving their position and no one has any major complaint of rigging or other problems.
The Chairman of the media cell of the Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), Pankaj Bora said that the Congress would also not only retain its existing seats but would be able to add to its tally substantially.
Bora said that from the information available with the APCC the party is confident of forming the next Government in the state on its own.
The APCC also congratulated the people of the state for turning out in large numbers to exercise their franchise. He also congratulated the poll officials and security forces for ensuring free and fair polls.
On the other hand, the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) has expressed confidence of improving its position. AGP general secretary Birendra Prasad Baishya said that there was a wave in favour of the AGP and the large turnout of the voters would be beneficial for the regional party.
Baishya said that in the first phase of polls in 62 constituencies, the AGP is confident of winning at least 23 to 27 seats. He said that AGP-supported candidates would also do well in the hill districts. He claimed that the Congress was routed in North Bank. As a whole, the AGP does not have much to complain about the election process today.