Bye-polls to Majuli AC concludes peacefully with 65.16% voters turnout
Guwahati: The Bye-elections to Majuli assembly constituency in Assam has concluded peacefully with around 65.16% of electors exercising their franchise during the day.
The voting began at 7 am and ended at 5 pm on Monday, with no untoward incident being reported from any of 203 polling stations.
The candidates in the fray are the ruling BJP candidate Bhuban Gam, the opposition’s joint nominee Chittaranjan Basumatary of the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Bhaity Richong of the SUCI(C).
Long queues were seen outside many booths as people turned up early for casting their votes, while Election Commission officials have been asked to ensure strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols.
Voters, irrespective of their age and gender, have shown up at various Polling Stations for 99-Majuli (ST) Assembly Constituency Bye-elections, 2022.
The bye-election to the constituency was necessitated after former Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal resigned from the assembly.
Altogether 1, 33,227 people, including 65,408 women were eligible to exercise their franchise in the bypoll.
As a major push for conducting free and fair elections, live monitoring and webcasting were also arranged by the CEO, Assam for monitoring of poll day proceedings as per ECI’s direction.