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Assam records 53.23% polling till 1:30 pm; Chirang witnesses highest voter turnout

Voter turnout of 53.23 percent have been recorded till 1:30 pm in the third and final phase of Assembly elections in Assam on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission. While

Voter turnout of 53.23 percent have been recorded till 1:30 pm in the third and final phase of Assembly elections in Assam on Tuesday, according to the Election Commission.

While Chirang district registered the highest voter turnout with 59.17 per cent polling, Kamrup Metro witnessed the lowest voter turnout with 46.47 polling.

Among the 40 constituencies, the Jalukbari constituency saw a turnout of 51 per cent, while Palasbari and Hajo seats have witnessed 60.24 and 60.93 per cent polling respectively.

The Sidli constituency has recorded a voter turnout of 59.17 per cent so far.

This phase will decide the fate of 337 candidates across 40 constituencies of 12 districts in the state, including top BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma in the Jalukbari constituency.

A total of 12 female candidates and 325 male candidates in the fray, whose fates will be decided by 79,19,641 general electors in the third phase.

The Assembly elections for 126 seats are being held in three phases. The first phase took place on March 27, the second phase took place on April 1 and the final phase of the Assam polls is being held today.

First Published: 6th April, 2021 15:05 IST

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