Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi on Wednesday expressed confidence of winning the Assembly
Elections and said Congress would form government for the
third consecutive time.
"We`ll form government on our own. We`ll win 45 to 46
of the 62 Assembly seats that went to the polls in the first
phase polling on April 4," Gogoi told reporters here.
"With 73.04 percentage of polling recorded in the
first phase on Monday, the large voter turnout will go in our
favour as people want peace," he said.
To queries if the existing alliance with the Bodoland
Peoples Front (BPF) will continue in government formation, he
said, "BPF is there. Our relations will continue."
On the possibility of the BPF eating into the
Congress seats, the chief minister said, "Their tally may be
the same or may rise. Can`t comment on their prospects."
On taking support from the minority dominated AIUDF
for government formation in the face of his differences with
that party`s chief, Gogoi said, "Whoever supports us is
upto them. Shall I not take their support if I get?"
The chief minister was also confident of even a higher
poll percentage in the second phase on April 11 going by the
first phase trend "as people of Assam believe in democracy".