Guwahati | Jagran Politics Desk: The highly-anticipated result for the Assam assembly election is underway and according to the early trends, BJP has crossed halfway mark and is leading on 78 seats.

At the time of writing this article, BJP was leading on 78 seats, whereas, Congress was ahead on 45 seats. On the other hand, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is leading from the Majuli constituency with a margin of 2,781 votes. The majority mark in the state is 78 and Bharatiya Janata Party has managed to cross the halfway mark in the state. 

The voting in Assam was conducted in three phases. The first phase took place on March 27, the second phase on April 1 and the third phase was held on April 6. On average, 82.04 per cent of votes were recorded in the three-phase assembly polls in Assam.

The state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also won Jalukbari constituency for the 5th consecutive term by a margin of over 1 lakh votes. He shared the update on Twitter and wrote, "It would be my pleasure to represent the constituency for the 5th consecutive term."

The assembly polls in Assam were held in three phases from March 27 to April 6. This year, there was a major clash between the Congress-led 'Mahajot' alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The BJP, which is banking on the Modi wave, is looking to retain power in Assam for the second straight term. If the exit polls are to be believed, then the BJP, which won 86 out of 126 seats in Assam in 2016, will get another term in the state.

Posted By: Deeksha Sharma