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  • 3:27 PM IST

    BJP-led alliance moves ahead to 91 seats. The tally of Congress has further dropped down to 21 seats. Meanwhile, the AIUDF is emerging victorious on 14 seats.

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    Former chief minister and AGP veteran Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is trailing from Berhampur constituency.

  • 12:39 PM IST

    As the final picture of the results get clearer, the alliance of Bharatiya Janata Party, Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People’s Front is defeating Congress in a crushing manner.

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    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has accepted the defeat of the party in Assam. “We respect the mandate of people with humility. Our best wishes to those elected to power,” he said.

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    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led alliance is winning Assam with a resounding mandate. BJP has secured 52 seats, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) – 14, Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) – 8.

  • 10:53 AM IST

    BJP has won Assam with a resounding mandate. Their victory is commendable as it was largely dependent on the on-ground electioneering by state leaders Sarbananda Sonowal and Himanta Biswa Sarma.

  • 10:50 AM IST

    BJP leader Ram Madhav congratulated party workers for the resounding victory. “A meeting will be held between the leaders of AGP, BPF and BJP to discuss government formation. Our agenda is to provide a stable government in the state,” he said.

  • 10:44 AM IST

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led alliance is winning 74 seats, as per latest trends. BJP is ahead on 52 seats. Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has surged ahead on 14 and 8 seats respectively.

  • 10:24 AM IST

    In what appears to be a mammoth victory for the BJP-led alliance, the coalition has surged ahead on 78 seats, whereas, the Congress looks to secure only 23 assembly segments. The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) is leading on 14 seats.

Guwahati, May 19: Results of Assam Assembly Elections 2016 would be disclosed today by the Election Commission of India. The counting of votes would be initiated at 8:00 AM. The outcome of all 126 legislative seats would be declared shortly. Based upon early trends, India.com will bring to you the live news & updates from Assam.

Polling in the north-eastern state was conducted in two phases. First round of elections was held on April 4, the second phase was conducted on April 11. (ALSO READ: Assembly Election Results 2016 LIVE Updates: Get latest election results 2016 from West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Assam, Puducherry)

The electoral contest was a triangular battle, involving the incumbent Congress regime led by Tarun Gogoi, challenged by the saffron-ethnic alliance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF). The third factor in this election was Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), which enjoys a clout among the state’s 34 per cent Muslim electorates. (ALSO READ: LIVE Streaming of Assam Assembly Elections Results 2016: Watch Live election results & updates on ‘News Live’)

The BJP-led coalition had projected Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as their chief ministerial candidate. The alliance had the backing of former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.

Electioneering was largely dominated by the issue of fading Assamese identity. Incumbent chief minister Tarun Gogoi was accused by BJP, AGP, BPF of adopting a soft policy towards Bangladeshi immigrants, who are now outnumbering the ethnic population. Apart from ethnicity, the issues of power, infrastructure and unemployment were also raised. Meanwhile, Congress projected the clean image of Tarun Gogoi and his capability to put an end to years of insurgency, as two of the most important achievements to reclaim voters.

Results of Assembly Elections 2011

Indian National Congress78
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)18
Bodoland People’s Front (BPF)12
Asom Gana Parishad (AGP)09
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)05
Trinamool Congress (TMC)01
Independents02
TOTAL126

As per the predictions made by exit polls, the BJP-led alliance has captured the trust of voters. 4 out of 5 surveys predict a majority for the saffron-ethnic coalition. Congress’ graph is expected to slip down radically. If the surveys turn out to be accurate, then the 15-year-rule of Tarun Gogoi would come to an end.

Here are the exit poll predictions:

C-Voter

Political PartiesSeats
Indian National Congress41
Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance57
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)18
Others10

ABP Nielsen

Indian National Congress33
Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance81
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)10
Others0-3

Chanakya

Political PartiesSeats
Indian National Congress27
Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance90
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)09
Others0-2

India Today-Axis

Political PartiesSeats
Indian National Congress26-33
Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance79-93
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF)10
Others0-4