Guwahati: The state recorded a voter turnout of 68.05% till 3 pm on Tuesday in the final phase of the Assam Assembly polls.
This phase will decide the fate of 337 candidates across 40 constituencies of 12 districts in the state. Voters wearing masks were seen queuing up outside polling booths, maintaining social distance.
No untoward incident has been reported so far. The first voters at the polling centers were greeted with saplings and the senior citizens with ‘gamosas’.
BJP ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma, Chandra Mohan Patowary, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, and Phanibhusan Choudhury exercised their franchise at their respective polling centers in the morning hours. All of them are in the fray in this phase.
BPF ministers Chandan Brahma and Pramila Rani Brahma also cast their votes, besides BPL chief Hagrama Mohilary, Congress leader Ratul Patowary and state election icon and actor Kapil Bora.
Many polling centers were decorated with recyclable items, having art installations made with bottles, plastic wrappers, etc.
Some of the voting centers were also decked up, representing the multi-cultural diversity of the state. Ethnic fabric and handicraft items were on display, besides mannequins wearing tribal attires put up at the selfie zones.
The Assembly elections for 126 seats are being held in three phases. The first phase took place on March 27, the second phase took place on April 1 and the final phase of the Assam polls is being held today.
The first phase witnessed a voter turnout of nearly 77%, while a voter turnout of nearly 74.76% was recorded in the second phase.