New Delhi, May 17: BJP has been cheering since the exit poll results announced just after last phase of assembly elections concluded on May 16. Exit polls brought breather for BJP-alliance as it has emerged as winner in the state.
The BJP-alliance victory will end 15 years of Congress rule in the state. The BJP-alliance is ardently waiting for the final results that is scheduled to come out on May 19.
The BJP's win in Assam will alter the national politics and can remake the equation in 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
"The Assam win will be a big thing. It will alter national politics by giving BJP a major role in the northeast bringing a positive and affirmative agenda to the region and again showing that BJP is indeed a pan-India party," Anirban Ganguly, Director Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation was quoted as saying by OneIndia.
BJP managed to grab the anti-incumbency factor in Assam, the most populous North-eastern state.
While another senior journalist Aroonim Bhuyan feels that voters in Assam were left with no other option but to vote for BJP-alliance.
If exit polls proved to be right then it will be a win-win situation for BJP's master strategist Amit Shah who faced criticism after debacle in Delhi and Bihar last year. Bihar is considered as crucial in parliamentary elections as the state 40 Lok Sabha seats.
Victory in Assam will bring cheers on face BJP's chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal, a former leader of the Asom Gana Parishad and the All Assam Students' Union as he was entrusted to divert the flow of voters towards BJP.
BJP is likely to taste the victory in Assam as all exit polls on assembly elections said BJP may form its first government in Assam, the most populous North-eastern state.
The expected victory has also coincided with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second year in office anniversary. In view of Assam victory, BJP will also manage to form an alliance with regional parties for assembly elections in 2017.