Who would you put your money on in the Assam election battle: Modi or Gogoi?

Written by: Maitreyee Boruah

Guwahati, May 8: The results of the Assam Assembly Elections 2016 will be out in a few days. However, nobody is making any predictions. When this reporter spoke to a senior editor based in Guwahati about the election results, the answer was "ambiguous".

"Honestly, I will bet on the BJP, but I will put my money on in the Congress also," said the senior editor, working with a popular English newspaper.


The senior editor's response could be read in many ways. Either it was diplomatic, ambiguous or simply sarcastic.

It is not just the political observers who are "confused" about the election results. Even leaders from both the Congress and BJP are not ready to make any comments. Generally, the mood in the party offices are either happy or gloom. These days, "confusion" rules in everyone's minds.

"It is a very tightly played contest. Anybody can win. Let's wait for the results," smiled the senior editor.
"See, this election, Assam saw a record voting percentage (84 percent). The voters' turnout was unprecedented.

I guess there would be a sweep, if we go by the voting percentage. However, there is a great possibility that it would be a hung assembly. No single party is going to get 65 seats to pass the majority test in the assembly," he added.

The contest in Assam is a special one. If the veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi is hoping to become the chief minister of the northeastern state for the fourth consecutive time, the BJP under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its best to form its government in the state for the first time.

Till the results are out, let us all wait and watch.

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