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Assam Assembly Elections Phase 1 Live: 45.24% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 2 PM

As per the mobile application Turnout App, the overall voter turnout in Assam was recorded at 45.24 percent till 2 pm.

 

Assam Assembly Election Phase 1 voting tomorrow: The first phase of Assembly elections in Assam will be held tomorrow on March 27, 2021. The 2021 elections will take place in 47 Assembly constituencies in 12 districts of Assam.

According to the Election Commission, 81,09,815 voters including 40,77,210 males and 40,32,481 females are eligible to cast their votes at 1,1537 polling stations in the first phase.

The party faced massive backlash for the CAA law. Much to its headache, the agitation led to the formation of smaller parties who are now trying to sway public opinion against the saffron party. As Amit Agnihotri, columnist for HW News Network points out in his article,  BJP going on backfoot over CAA has given hope to several new players like the Assam Jatiya Parishad, backed the All-Assam Students Union (AASU) and the Assam Jatiyabadi Yuba Chhatra Parishad, the Raijor Dal, backed by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), activist Akhil Gogoi and 70 ethnic groups and the Anchalik Gana Morcha, floated by Ajit Bhuyan.

The emergence of these new parties, which plan to put the BJP on the defensive over the CAA issue, are an indication that politics over the indigenous Assamese versus the illegal immigrants (from Bangladesh) issue is a key concern among the Assam voters that may get reflected when the ballots are cast.

Here are the Live Updates:

02.15 PM: As per the mobile application Turnout App, the overall voter turnout in Assam was recorded at 45.24 percent till 2 pm. Kaliabor recorded the highest voting percentage at 53.34% while Dibrugarh saw the lowest at 32.17 percent.

01.35 PM:

01.32 PM: Sivasagar district will have 18 all women polling stations in the upcoming state Assembly election, an official said.

01.06 PM: As per the mobile application Turnout App, the overall voter turnout in Assam was recorded at 34.8 percent till 1 pm. Kaliabor recorded the highest voting percentage at 53.34% while Titabor saw the lowest at 20.18 percent.

12.00 AM: As per the ECI data, Assam recorded 24.48 per cent turnout till 11 am.

11.42 AM: Urging people of Assam to vote in large numbers for the progress of the state, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi wrote on Facebook: “Today, the first phase of polling is being held in Assam. I appeal to the people of Assam, especially the youth and my sisters, to go to the polling booth today and vote in large numbers. Vote for the progress and progress of Assam and the golden future of Assam.”

 

Total Seats: 47
Total Candidates: 264
Total Voters: 81,09,815

-Males: 40,77,210
-Females: 40,32,481
-Transgenders: 124

Key Candidates:
  • CM Sarbananda Sonowal Majuli constituency | BJP
  • Assam Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami from Jorhat | BJP
  • Ranjit Dutta from Behali | BJP
  • Naba Kumar Doley from Jonai | BJP
  • Sanjoy Kishan from Tinsukia | BJP
  • Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) President Atul Bora from Bokakhat | AGP
  • Keshab Mahanta from Kaliabor | AGP
  • State Congress chief Ripun Bora from Gohpur | Congress
  • Debabrata Saikia from Nazira | Congress
  • Bhupen Borah from Bihpuria | Congress
  • Bharat Narah from Naoboicha | Congress 
  • Pranatee Phukan from Naharkatiya | Congress
  • Rakibul Hussain from Samaguri | Congress
  • President of AJP Lurinjyoti Gogoi from Duliajan and Naharkatiya| AJP
  • Akhil Gogoi from Sivasagar |  Raijor Dal

 

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