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    Tiwa Autonomous Council Polls Concluded: Voter turnout at around 80%

    After the Bodoland Territorial Council polls, the TAC election is the second election being held in the state after the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Guwahati: The Tiwa Autonomous Council elections concluded on Thursday with around 80% percent of voter turnout in 35 constituencies.

    The polling began at 7:30 am in as many as 410 polling booths abiding by all COVID-19 protocols and ended at 4:30 in the evening.

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded its candidates in 35 council seats, while its ally, the Asom Gana Parisad has fielded candidates in just one seat and Congress in all the 36 seats.

    The Assam State Election Commission has conducted the polls in 35 of the 36 council constituencies spread across Nagaon, Morigaon, Hojai and Kamrup (M) districts.

    The Gobha council constituency has, however, gone uncontested.

    A total of 124 candidates were in fray, and the counting of votes will be held on December 19.

    Meanwhile, the Amri Karbi Students Union, and six other organisations decided to boycott the council election by protesting against the polls and stayed away from the voting process.

    The student union members and their supporters blocked the roads with trees in order to refrain people from reaching the polling booths while voting was on.

    A tragic incident took place while the elections were underway, a car of the security people who were on their way to provide security in the polling booths of Khetri met with an accident at Khetri-Markang road. However, no major causalities have been reported.

    After the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls, the TAC election is the second election being held in the state after the Coronavirus pandemic.

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