05:20 PM: BJP’s Sanjay Kishan has won the Tinsukia seat.

05: 15 PM: BJP’s Suman Haripriya has won Hajo seat while Congress candidate Meera Borthakur lost poll battle in Gauhati East seat to AGP’s Ramendra Narayan Kalita.

05:10 PM: Titabar seat, which was represented by former chief minister Tarun Gogoi, has been won by Congress candidate Bhaskarjyoti Barua. Barua defeated his nearest rival, BJP’s Hemanta Kalita. Thowra seat has been won by Congress candidate Sushanta Borgohain.

05:05 PM:  BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma has retained Jalukbari seat while Congress’ Rakibul Hussain has retained Samaguri seat.

05:02 PM: BJP’s Ajanta Neog has won the Golaghat seat while the party’s Ramakanta Deori has won the Morigaon seat.

05:00 PM: BJP’s Manab Deka has won Lakhimpur seat.

04:55 PM: Winners – Chief minister Sarbananada Sonowal in Majuli, Raijor Dal president Akhil Gogoi in Sibsagar, AGP’s Atul Bora in Bokakhat, BJP’s Ranjit Dutta in Behali, BJP’s Rupsing Teron in Baithalangso, Rupjyoti Kurmi in Mariani.

4:50 PM: BJP’s Angoorlata Deka loses to Sibamoni Bora in Batadroba seat.

04:30 PM:  Big loser – AJP chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi has lost poll battle in Naharkatia and BJP candidate Taranga Gogoi won the seat. However, ECI is yet to update it.

04:20 PM: ECI official trends – (121/126) BJP – 57, Congress – 29, AIUDF – 13, AGP – 11, UPPL – 7, BPF – 2, CPI(M) – 1, Independent – 1.

04:10 PM: Big loser – Assam Congress president Ripun Bora has lost in Gohpur constituency and BJP’s Utpal Bora has retained the seat. However, ECI is yet to declare the win of the BJP candidate.

03:30 PM: AGP’s Atul Bora, Keshab Mahanta, heading for a win.

03:25 PM: BJP’s Sarbananda Sonowal, Himanta Biswa Sarma, Mrinal Saikia, Prashanta Phukan, Bimal Bora, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Atul Bora, Sanjay Kishan, Bhaskar Sharma, Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chandra Mohan Patowary heading for a win.

03: 05 PM: Minister and BJP candidate Siddhartha Bhattacharya is leading in Guwahati East constituency.

03:02 PM: Minister and BPF candidate Pramaila Rani Brahma lost to UPPL’s Lawrence Islary. The returning officer of Kokrajhar East constituency declared the result.

02:53 PM: Neck and neck fight between AJP chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi and BJP candidate Taranga Gogoi in Naharkatia.

Official trends for 120 seats  

02: 15 PM:

Official trends at 02: 15 PM showed that the BJP was ahead of Congress on 58 seats, while the latter is leading on 26 seats.

01: 50 PM: Big setback for Hagrama Mohilary. BPF is trailing in 10 out of the 12 seats the party contested.

01: 40 PM: CPI-M candidate Monoranjan Talukdar is leading in Sorbhog by over 2,500 votes.

12:54 PM: Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is leading by over 13,000 votes in Jalukbari.

12: 48 PM: BJP candidate Kushal Dowari is leading in Thaora by 1,000 votes.

12: 36 PM: Congress candidate Sibamoni Bora is leading in Batadraba by over 6,000 votes.

12: 40 PM: BJP candidate Ramakanta Dewri is leading in Morigaon by over 10,000 votes.

12: 23 PM: AJP chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi is trailing in both the seats–Duliajan and Naharkatia.

12: 20 PM: AGP candidate Ponakan Baruah is leading in Chabua.

12: 10 PM: BJP will form govt in Assam, says CM Sarbananda Sonowal

11: 47 AM: Raijor Dal chief Akhil Gogoi is leading by a margin of 3524 votes in Sivasagar.

11: 40 AM: BJP candidate Teras Gowalla is leading in Duliajan.

11: 38 AM: BJP candidate Teras Gowalla is leading in Duliajan.

11: 35 AM: BJP candidate Jayanta Malla Baruah is leading in Nalbari.

11:30 AM: Congress candidate Kamal Kanti Banik is leading by a margin of 3,500 votes in Silchar.

11: 24 AM: BJP candidate Chakradhar Gogoi is leading in Moran.

11: 21 AM: BJP candidate Mayur Borgohain is leading in Nazira.

11: 15 AM: BJP candidate Paramananda Rajbongshi is leading in Sipajhar.

11:11 AM: Congress candidate Nandita Das is leading in Boko.

11:06 AM: Congress Legislative Party chief Debabrata Saikia is trailing in Nazira.

10: 51 AM: Congress candidate Mira Borthakur is leading in West Guwahati.

10: 41 AM: Congress candidate Rakibuddin Ahmed is leading in Chaygaon.

10: 36 AM: AGP candidate Renupama Rajkhowa is leading in Teok.

10: 30 AM: As per the latest trends, BJP+ is leading in 71 seats while Congress+ is leading in 42 seats.

10: 26 AM: Congress candidate Rupjyoti Kurmi is trailing in Mariani.

10: 20 AM: Forest and environment minister Parimal Suklabaidya is leading in Dholai.

10: 13 AM: BJP candidate Gautam Roy is trailing in Katigorah constituency.

10: 08 AM: BPF candidate and minister Pramila Rani Brahma is trailing in Kokrajhar East constituency.

10: 05 AM: BJP candidate Angoorlata Deka is leading in Batadraba.

10: 00 AM: AJP candidate Dulu Ahmed is leading in Hajo.

9: 55 AM: As per early trends, BJP+ is leading in 59 seats while Congress+ is leading in 26 seats.

9: 45 AM: CPI (M) candidate Bhagaban Deb Mishra is leading in Rangiya.

9: 37 AM: Congress candidate Rakibul Hussain is leading in Samaguri.

9: 36 AM: Congress candidate Kishor Bhattacharyya is leading in Kamalpur.

9: 35 AM: AIUDF candidate Aminul Islam is leading in Dhing.

9: 30 AM: Congress president Ripun Bora is trailing in Gohpur.

9: 28 AM: Former minister and BJP candidate Ajanta Neog is trailing in Golaghat.

9: 25 AM: BPF is leading in 1 seat.

9:22 AM:  BJP candidate Prashanta Phukan is leading in Dibrugarh.

BJP takes lead in postal ballots

9: 20 AM: The BJP-led alliance is leading in 36, while the Congress-led grand alliance is leading in 19.  The AJP and Raijaor Dail are leading in 1 east each. These too are postal ballots that are being counted

9: 16 AM: AGP is leading in 8 seats.

9: 14 AM: AGP is leading in 8 seats.

9: 11 AM: Raijor Dal chief Akhil Gogoi is leading in Sivasagar by a margin of more than 3,000 votes.

9:10 AM:  UPPL is leading in 3 seats.

9:08 AM:  AIUDF is leading in 7 seats.

9:04 AM:  Assam BJP president Ranjeet Das is leading in Patacharkuchi.

9:00 AM:  Congress candidate Praneswar Basumatary is leading in Sootia.

8:58 AM: Minister Pijush Hazarika is leading in Jagiroad.

8:54 AM: Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is leading in Jalukbari.

8:54 AM: Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is leading in Majuli.

8:52 AM: The BJP+ is leading in 15, while the Congress+ is leading in 11 seats.  The AJP and Raijor Dal are leading in 1 seat each.

8:50 AM: Assam Congress president Ripun Bora takes early leads in Gohpur.

8:46 AM: Incumbent water resources minister Keshab Mahanta leading in Kaloabor.

8:45 AM: Incumbent food and civil supply minister Phani Bhusan Choudhury is leading in Bongaigaon.

8:40 AM: AJP chief Lurinjyoti Gogoi is leading in Duliajan LAC.

8:40 AM: Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF is leading in one seat.

8:36 AM: As per early trends, AGP leading in three seats.

8:34 AM: Raijor Dal chief Akhil Gogoi takes early leads in Sivasagar LAC.

8:29 AM: BJP is leading in 7 seats while Congress alliance is leading in 3 seats.

Counting of votes to the Assam Assembly election has begun at 331 counting centres (279 EVM Counting Hall +52 Postal Ballot Counting Hall) across the state at 8 am on Sunday.

The first few hours will be for the counting of postal ballots.

The elections were held amid a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country – a second wave that has ridden the country to an unprecedented crisis.

The results this time is likely to be out a bit slower compared to previous as the Election Commission of India has put strict Covid-19 protocol in places in the counting centres.

A three-tier security apparatus has been made at the 331 counting halls across the state.

Approximately 35,000 counting officials, and agents of candidates, have been engaged in the counting process.

A total of 946 candidates (872 males and 74 females) are on the fray for the election to the 126-member Assam Assembly.

The elections to the 126 seats Assembly took place amid a bitter campaign run by all parties.

The voting for the three-phase Assam Assembly elections began on March 27 and concluded on April 6.

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