Assam Polls: 82.29% Turnout Till 7 pm as Final Phase Concludes

The Quint
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A soaring turnout of 82.29 percent was recorded in Assam till 7 pm as voting for the third and final phase of the Assembly Elections ended on Tuesday, 6 April. Ballots were cast in 40 out of Assam's 126 constituencies.

Several key candidates, like Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, Assam BJP President Ranjit Dass at Paracharkuchi, and senior AIUDF leader Aminul Islam from Mankachar, cast their votes on Tuesday.

  • Out of the 40 seats that voted, 20 seats were in Muslim-majority districts like Dhubri, Barpeta, Goalpara, South Salmara, and Bongaigaon.

  • Eight were in the Bodoland area districts like Baksa, Chirang, and Kokrajhar.

  • Ten were in Guwahati and nearby areas in the Kamrup region and Nalbari district.

  • Out of the 40 seats, BPF contested in eight and AIUDF in seven.

Final Phase Concludes, 82.29% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 7 pm

A voter turnout of 82.29 percent has been recorded in Assam till 7:11 pm, provisional data from the Election Commission showed.

78.94% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5:30 PM

A voter turnout of 78.94 percent has been recorded in Assam till 5:30 pm, provisional data from the Election Commission showed.

68% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 3 pm

A voter turnout of 68 percent has been recorded in Assam till 3 pm, provisional data from the Election Commission showed.

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53.23% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 pm

A voter turnout of 53.23 percent has been recorded in Assam till 1 pm, provisional data from the Election Commission showed.

"We Will Win Over 25 Seats in the Third Phase," BPF's Hagrama Mohilary

Polling Station in Mirza Girls High School Palasbari, Dedicated to COVID Warriors

Voters pose before a wall art dedicated to COVID warriors, after casting their vote in Mirza Girls High School Palasburi. A health Camp has been set up as well.

Mirza Girls High School Palasburi
Mirza Girls High School Palasburi
Mirza Girls High School Palasburi
Mirza Girls High School Palasburi

33.18% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 12 pm

A voter turnout of 33.18 percent has been recorded in Assam till 12 pm, provisional data from the Election Commission showed.

In Photos: Voters Queue up to Cast Their Votes

A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District
A Polling Booth in Goalpara District

Determined Voters: Kamrup Polling Station

Kamrup Polling Station
Kamrup Polling Station
Kamrup Polling Station
Kamrup Polling Station

"This Election We Will Win More Seats," BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma

Himanta Biswa Sarma Casts His Vote

Assam Minister and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma casts his vote in Amingaon in Kamrup district.

BJP candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma, wife Riniki Sarma Bhuyan and son Nandil Biswa Sarma show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes during the third phase of the Assam Assembly elections.
BJP candidate Himanta Biswa Sarma, wife Riniki Sarma Bhuyan and son Nandil Biswa Sarma show their fingers marked with indelible ink after casting their votes during the third phase of the Assam Assembly elections.

First-Time Voters Being Felicitated at Polling Stations

First-time voters were felicitated at Mirza Model Polling Station of Assam.

12.83% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 9:00 am

A voter turnout of 12.83 percent has been recorded in Assam till 9:00 am, provisional data from the Election Commission showed.

In Photos: Candidates From AIUDF and INC Cast Their Votes

Ashraful Hussain from AIUDF
Ashraful Hussain from AIUDF
Bobbeeta Sharma from INC
Bobbeeta Sharma from INC

Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade After Casting His Vote

Assam Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade, IAS cast his vote.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Urges People to Vote

Assam CM Sarbanabda Sonowal took to Twitter to urge people to vote.

“As the final phase of #AssamAssemblyPolls commences, I urge all those eligible to vote and fulfill your democratic duty. My earnest appeal, especially to the youth and first-time voters, to take part in this great exercise,” he said.

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Over 79k Voters to Exercise Their Franchise, 139 of the Third Gender

Altogether, 79,19,641 voters, which include 40,11,539 men, 39,07,963 women and 139 of the third gender, are entitled to exercise their franchise in 11,401 polling stations in Assam. A total of 45,604 polling personnel have been deployed for this phase, as per The News Minute.

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Voting Begins

Voting began in the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly elections at 7 am, wherein 40 seats out of Assam's 126 constituencies will cast their ballots.

Key Seats of AIUDF, BPF to Vote

Unlike the first phase, in which the Congress was directly taking on the BJP-AGP alliance, the third phase has a much greater presence of its allies – AIUDF and the Bodoland People's Front.

Key Candidates in the Fray

Among the key candidates in this phase are Himanta Biswa Sarma from Jalukbari, Assam BJP president Ranjit Dass at Paracharkuchi, senior AIUDF leader Aminul Islam from Mankachar, senior Congress leader Rekibuddin Ahmed from Chaygaon, senior BPF leaders Chandra Brahma from Sidli, and Pramila Brahma from Kokrajhar East.

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