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    Assam Phase-II Polls: At least 77 % of voters’ turnout registered

    Till evening, the polling percentage for the phase-II was 77.21%

    Guwahati: Following the end of the phase-II polls across 39 constituencies in 13 districts, the CEO Assam informed that the state recorded at least 77 % voters’ turnout on Thursday.

    However, the final polling percentage is likely to be declared by CEO Assam on Friday.

    Till evening, the polling percentage for the phase-II was 77.21%.

    It is noteworthy to mention that the polling for phase II in the state ended in a quite dramatic way, starting from candidate shifting parties to police firing at two polling stations, EVM malfunctions, hoisting of the Pakistani flag in Rangia, alleged tampering of EVM machines, etc.

    Amid all the obstacles, long queues were seen outside most of the booths as voters stepped out in large numbers in poll-bound constituencies since the morning hours.

    The phase-II polls to the assembly election began at 7 am and continued till 6 pm. Several constituencies received heavy overnight showers but the weather cleared in the morning.

    Voting for the second phase of the assembly election continued in all the 39 constituencies spread over 13 districts of the Barak valley, three hill districts, and parts of central and lower Assam.

    It may be mentioned that over 73.44 lakh eligible voters cast their votes in the second phase of the elections. Of them, 37,34,537 are male voters and 36,09,959 are female voters, while 135 are third gender voters.

    A total of 345 candidates in 39 constituencies were in the fray. The main contest is seen to be between the alliances led by BJP and Congress.

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