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Assam records brisk polling till 11:00 am

Thursday, 24 April 2014 - 1:16pm IST | Place: GUWAHATI | Agency: IANS

  • Assam votes

Brisk balloting was recorded in the six Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam that voted on Thursday in the last phase in the state, with over 35% of the electorate exercising their franchise in the morning. Long queues were seen in most of the polling stations across the six constituencies.

The turnout was 35.14% till 11 am, election officials said. Guwahati saw the highest polling with 38.66%, while Barpeta saw moderate balloting with 30.39%. Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Nowgong and Barpeta are the other constituencies voting on Thursday. Polling for eight Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam has already been completed in two phases.

The first phase recorded over 78% of polling, while the second saw a turnout of over 75%. Over 9.4 million voters are eligible to cast their votes in 11,998 polling stations across the six Lok Sabha constituencies.


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