As the high-pitched campaigning for the third phase of Assam assembly elections came to an end on Thursday, NEDA convenor and Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was confident of BJP-led alliance’s clean sweep in the first phase.

The BJP-led alliance in Assam will get 42 seats out of the total 47 seats in the first phase, claimed Sarma.

“Under the Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat, we will get all the seats except one. We will win all the seats under Tezpur and Dibrugarh LS constituencies. In Jorhat also, we will grab all the seats. I think we may not get 4 seats in Kaliabor. So, we will get total 42 seats,” Sarma predicted.

On the last day of the canvassing for the first phase of polls, the senior BJP leader addressed multiple election rallies which drew large crowds.

Sarma also campaigned at Batadrava, Biswanath Chariali, Sarupathar, Bokakhat, Dergaon, Margherita and Sadia on Thursday. Each rally witnessed massive participation of supporters and well-wishers.

The 47 constituencies of upper and middle Assam will go to polls in the first phase on March 27.

Meanwhile, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora has exuded confidence that the Congress will seal victory in at least 30 seats in the first phase of polls.

“Last time, BJP had dominance over these 47 seats. But, this time it will be reversed. BJP will face debacle and we will win the highest number of seats. We may win 30 plus seats,” said Bora.


Assam Assembly elections: Campaigning for first phase ends today