Assam Assembly Elections 2021: Over 72 per cent voter turnout in first phase

Voting for the second phase of election in Assam will be held on April 1.

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Assam recorded 72.18 per cent voter turnout in the first phase of the Assembly Election 2021, according to the Election Commission of India,

As per reports, Biswanath district recorded the highest voter turnout at 77.16 per cent, followed by Charaideo district at 73.29 per cent while  Dhansiri recorded the lowest turnout at 70.76 per cent.

Voting for the first phase of election in the state began from 7 am and extended till 6 pm for 47 seats.  

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting 39 of 47 seats while the Congress is fighting in 43 seats.

The first phase of polling will decide the fate of 264 candidates, including Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, outgoing Speaker Hitendranath Goswami, state Congress chief Ripun Bora and 23 women candidates, reports said.

The 126-member Assam Assembly will go to polls in three phases, on March 27, April 1 and  April 6 and the results will be declared on May 2. 

First Published:March 27, 2021, 7:56 p.m.

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