Guwahati, March 29: Assam Congress today claimed that the people of the state have reposed their faith on the party’s “5 Guarantees” and that the “Mahajot” (Grand Alliance) was poised to bag over 30 seats in the first phase Assembly polls in the state held in 47 LAC on March 27.
“We went to this election with a positive outlook on Assam and focused on what we can deliver to the people. The electorate of Upper Assam and north Assam has responded magnificently in the March 27 polls with ground reports indicating that they have synchronously bestowed their trust in the Congress’ 5 Guarantees,” Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Ripun Bora told media persons here on Monday.
Bora further slammed the incumbent BJP’s “poll triumph claim in Upper and north Assam”, claiming that party’s internal assessment reports have indicated that the Congress-led Mahajot would form the government as the foundation has already been laid in the March 27 poll in Upper Assam/north Assam.”
Congress had alone contested 43 of the 47 constituencies in the first-phase poll.
Accusing the incumbent BJP of being “confused”, the Assam PCC chief questioned the rationale behind the BJP’s newspaper advertisement in the form of “a lead report” on Sunday, spending crores of rupees.
“BJP perhaps senses a drubbing in the March 27 poll and to salvage some seats in the second and third phases, it had to resort to a newspaper advertisement,” he said.