Assam registers 73.32 pct voting in second phase, 74.30 pct turnout in inner Manipur
Guwahati, Apr 18 (IBNS): An estimated 73.32 percent of the 68,36,496 voters in five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam exercised their franchise during the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday.
The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Assam Mukesh Sahu said that 73.32 percent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase Lok Sabha polls held in five Lok Sabha constituencies in the state till 5 pm.
Among the five constituencies, Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency recorded the highest polling at 75.71 percent, followed by Mangaldoi at 75.07 percent, Silchar at 71.79 percent, Karimganj at 71.41 percent and Autonomous District at 69.51 percent.
About 50 candidates including sitting Congress MP Sushmita Dev, Biren Sing Engti, AIUDF MP Radheshyam Biswas, Congress’s Rajya Sabha MP Bhubaneswar Kalita, Deputy Speaker of Assam assembly Kripanath Mallah, BJP MLA Rupak Sharma, former Assam minister Pradyut Bordoloi, former militant leader Horen Sing Bey were in the fray in the second phase.
Voting for four constituencies in the state – Gauhati, Barpeta, Kokrajhar and Dhubri-will be held on April 23 in the third phase.
On the other hand, 74.30 percent voter turnout was recorded for Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat, where polling was held on Thursday in the second phase.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)
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