Guwahati: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured an overwhelming victory in the civic bodies elections held in Assam.
The Congress party has been completely decimated in the elections.
The BJP has won 74 municipal boards in Assam out of 80 for which elections were held.
The Congress party managed to win only 1 municipal board.
On the other hand, BJP’s ally in Assam – Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) won 2 municipal boards.
The Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF failed to win any municipal board in the elections.
Counting of votes began at 8 in the morning on Wednesday.
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were used for the first time in the elections to Assam civic bodies.
Polling was held for 80 civic bodies across Assam on Sunday.