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Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Assam: Tiwa Polls underway in 36 constituencies

    Amri Karbi groups in six constituencies under Dimoria tribal block in Kamrup (M) district have decided to boycott the election.

    Guwahati: The voting for the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) election is underway in 36 constituencies of the state.

    Voting started from 7.30 am on Thursday across the districts of Morigaon, Nagaon, Hojai and Kamrup (M).

    In Kamrup (M), the voting is taking place in six constituencies – Dimoria, Digaru, Na-Khetri, Sonapur, Ampri and Phongsari.

    Around 1.43 lakh voters are expected to exercise their franchise throughout the day on Thursday in the first phase of TAC elections.

    To ensure hassle-free and fair election, as many as five companies of paramilitary forces have been deployed in the district.

    On the other hand, Amri Karbi groups in six constituencies under Dimoria tribal block in Kamrup (M) district have decided to boycott the election demanding exclusion of the six constituencies under Dimoria tribal block from the ambit of the TAC polls.

    Notably, as a precautionary measure, the Kamrup (M) district administration had already declared Thursday as a ‘dry day’ in certain parts of the district, prohibiting sale, consumption and possession of liquor.


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