Assam Election Result 2021 LIVE: Will BJP return to power? Counting begins for 126 Assembly seats
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Assam Election Result 2021 LIVE: Will BJP return to power? Counting begins for 126 Assembly seats


The counting for Assam Assembly Elections 2021 started at 8 AM on Sunday (May 2). It is expected that the  final results of the Assam Assembly polls would be out by the evening.  The counting is going on at 53 centres on 1,920 counting tables. The counting of the postal ballots was done first and as per the initial trends the BJP is leading and is on course to retain power. All vote counting centres are equipped with CCTV cameras to ensure transparency. A total of 946 candidates are in the fray for the election to the 126-member Assam Legislative Assembly elections that were held on March 27, April 1 and April 6 respectively. 
The key candidates in the fray are incumbent Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal who is contesting from from Majuli constituency, state Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Assam Pradesh Congress chief Ripun Bora who is contesting from Gohpur constituency.
Assam recorded an overall voter turnout of nearly 82.04 per cent. According to Election Commission of India (ECI) data, the voter turnout in the first phase was nearly 77 per cent, in the second phase of polling it was 74.76 per cent, while a voter turnout of 82. 29 per cent was recorded in the third and final phase.
In 2016, BJP had won 86 of 126 seats in the 2016 state Assembly Elections. And, in the 2021 Assembly Elections, the state will witness a neck to neck fight between the BJP and the grand alliance of eight parties, which includes Congress and Badruddin Ajmal’s AIUDF. The BJP has also formed an alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), and the United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL). 


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