Assam records 53.23 per cent voter turnout till 1 PM


GUWAHATI: Assam has been witnessing brisk polling in all the 40 constituencies in the third phase of assembly elections on Tuesday.

Till 1 PM, the state saw 53.23% voter turnout.

This phase will decide the fate of 337 candidates across 40 constituencies of 12 districts in the state. Several high profile leaders including NEDA convenor and minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma are in the fray in the final phase. 

There are 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.

The first phase witnessed a voter turnout of nearly 77 per cent, while a voter turnout of nearly 74.76 per cent was recorded in the second phase.