Guwahati, May 19: Electoral process in the states of Assam, West Bengal, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, along with the Union Territory of Puducherry has been completed. Election Commission of India would declare the results today. The counting of votes has been initiated. In Assam, a tough contest is expected between Tarun Gogoi-led Congress and the alliance of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland People’s Front (BPF).Also Read - Assam Lockdown: State Relaxes Restrictions, Allows 200 People At Weddings, Religious Functions | Full Guidelines Here

Assam Assembly Elections 2016 was conducted in two phases. Polling was held on April 4 and April 11 for first and second round respectively. A total of 126 legislative seats were contested. Also Read - Viral Video: Woman Performs Bihu Dance on Manike Mage Hithe, Video Delights People | Watch

The primary electoral battle was contested between the incumbent Congress and the saffron-ethnic coalition led by BJP. The latter had projected BJP leader and Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal as its chief ministerial candidate. On the other hand, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi gave the charge of the campaign to reigning chief minister Tarun Gogoi. The 79-year-old veteran leader is eyeing to occupy the CM chair for the fourth consecutive time. Also Read - Only To Curb Trans-Border Crimes: BSF Says Jurisdiction Increased For CrPC Act, Passport Act

The third factor in this election is the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) led by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal. The party enjoys a significant clout among the state’s 34 per cent strong Muslim population.

Here are the results of exit polls:

India Today-Axis

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


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

ABP Nielsen

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


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