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Congress fancies 52 seats in next assembly

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Party interl assessment tells different story from tall claims before media


GUWAHATI, May 3: With half-a-month left for the red letter day on May 19, all political parties in the State are now busy in assessing their performance. If one party is loudly expecting to win around 80+ seats, another is claiming it will form the government with 70+ seats. However, the interl assessments of different political parties are not matching exactly with what they are claiming in press meets before the media.

The Congress which has been claiming it will bag 70+ seats in public, has apprised the All India Congress Committee that the party will get around 68 seats. But the recent interl assessment of the party has a different story to tell. As per this projection, the Congress will win 52 seats or more on its own.

The Congress is also drafting a plan to seek help from other political parties to form the next government. But rather than the AIUDF, it is the BPF and the AGP that are the first choices for Congress, a top party source informed The Sentinel.

On condition of anonymity, a sitting Congress MLA said, “Our main objective is to keep the BJP out of power. And for that we are even ready to give the chief minister’s post to our alliance partner. In the first phase of the polls, our performance was poor, but in the second phase, we swept the polls.”

Meanwhile, after the elections, most of the political leaders are now busy travelling abroad. BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday left for the US along with BPF leaders Hagrama Mohilary and Biswajeet Daimary. APCC president Anjan Dutta is sojourning in Africa.

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