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Congress ahead in election race

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, May 11 (UNI) The Congress is all set to defy history and form the first coalition government in Asom leading in 47 seats.

The AGP despite its pre-poll bravado is unlikely to improve its past tally and is now leading only in 21 seats but the biggest surprise of all is the strong emergence of the AUDF, which in fact affected all the parties, partially the BJP and the Congress.

Meanwhile, result flow has come to a halt as the NIC server which have been handling information gathering from all the counting centres have crashed as more than 20,000 people flocked to see the results.

The Bodos have more or less retained their turf and this would help the Congress come back to power, proving all pre-poll calculations wrong. The Congress has done well in upper Asom but in the Barak valley the AUDF surprised all leading in more than half of the seats.

However in lower Asom, the AGP wrested back some seats but in totality, the Congress has defied the strong anti-incumbency wave.

The Congress literally swept all seats in Upper Asom losing only two major seats-- Thowra and Amguri, but had done exceedingly well in the North Bank. The division of vote between AGP and AGP (P) helped the Congress to scrape through in many seats.

But, even that will not be enough for Congress to form the government on its own and would have to depend heavily on their election ally BPPF(H), which is all set to win around 8 seats and some smaller parties.

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