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Assam polls: 78.94% voter turnout till 5:30 pm in third phase

The third and final phase of the Assam election witnessed a voter turnout of 78.94 percent till 5:30 pm on Tuesday, according to Election Commission. South Salmara district registered the

The third and final phase of the Assam election witnessed a voter turnout of 78.94 percent till 5:30 pm on Tuesday, according to Election Commission.

South Salmara district registered the highest voter turnout with 88.59 per cent polling, while Kamrup Metro witnessed the lowest voter turnout with 60.34 per cent polling.

The Mankachar constituency recorded the highest voter turnout with 87.66 percent polling, while the Gauhati East recorded the lowest voter turnout with 55 per cent polling.

Polling began on Tuesday morning at 7 am with adequate security arrangements in place.

This phase will decide the fate of 337 candidates across 40 constituencies of 12 districts in the state, including the senior minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Himanta Biswa Sarma in the Jalukbari constituency. Sarma’s constituency has witnessed 64 per cent voter turnout till 5:20 pm today.

The Assembly elections for 126 seats are being held in three phases. The first phase took place on March 27, the second phase on April 1. The counting of votes will be conducted on May 2.

First Published: 6th April, 2021 18:32 IST

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