Guwahati, May 19: Results of Assam Assembly Elections 2016 will be declared today. Election Commission of India would begin the counting of votes from 8:00 AM. Polling was conducted in the past month on all 126 legislative constituencies of the state. The elections were held in two phases. First round of polling took place on April 4, whereas the second phase was conducted on April 11. The fate of all aspiring candidates would be disclosed today.Also Read - Assam Lockdown: State Relaxes Restrictions, Allows 200 People At Weddings, Religious Functions | Full Guidelines Here

The primary electoral battle in Assam is between incumbent Congress led by Tarun Gogoi, against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led coalition comprising of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Bodoland People’s Front (BPF), Rabha Jatiya Aikya Manch and Tiwa Jatiya Aikya Manch. BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal has been projected as the chief ministerial candidate by the latter. The saffron alliance has the backing of former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta. (ALSO READ: Poll of Exit Polls predicts a clear majority for BJP+) Also Read - He Can Get Me Shot, Says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Lalu Prasad Yadav's 'Visarjan' Claim

The third factor in this election is Maulana Badruddin Ajmal’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). The pro-Muslim outfit is expected to play the role of spoiler for the Congress, as it would deeply divide the Muslim votebank. Ajmal has vowed not to enter into post-poll alliance with either the BJP or Congress, calling both of them ‘communal’. However, the exit polls released by several news channels and research agencies have opined the Ajmal’s electoral dominance among the Muslims would weaken in this election. Most of the surveys have discarded his role as the ‘kingmaker’ in this electoral contest. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh Schools To Remain Close Between These Dates. Details Here

Here are the prediction of Exit Polls for Assam:

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