Guwahati: Assam recorded a voter turnout of 80.96% in the second phase of the state assembly elections held on April 1, 2021.
The voting for the second phase was held in 39 constituencies spread over 13 districts of Barak Valley, three hills district, and parts of central and lower Assam.
A total of 345 candidates in 39 constituencies are in the fray. The main contest is seen to be between the alliances led by BJP and Congress.
Over 73.44 lakh voters were eligible to 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.
The last phase of the assembly election will be held on April 6, in 40 constituencies of the state.
Meanwhile, to raise awareness among the voters, the Bongaigaon district has created a national record on Friday by planting 32,000 saplings in Kakoijana Reserved Forest in Bogaigaon district with a record time of 32 minutes.
The special initiative of district election officer MS Lakshmi Priya was undertaken as a part of Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme going on for awareness generation amongst the voters for maximum participation in the Assembly Election.
With the spirit and the theme “Grow with Democracy”, more than 1500 voters participated in the plantation drive to create awareness for greater electoral participation.
Indigenous species including fruit bearing trees like Amlakhi, Bohera, Jam, Gamari, Koroi, Silikha, Bhatghila, Khasia Badam, Poma, Modhuriam, Leteku, Kothal, Arjun, Urium, Ajar, Bokul, Debdaru, Ashok, Moz, Amora, Koros, Kanchan, Jalpai, Teteli, Ponial, Sotiona, which are also a source of food for Golden Langur, the official election Mascot of Bongaigaon Election District were planted in the reserve forest which is also a natural habitat for Golden Langur.