Polling in the second phase of elections in five constituencies of Assam officially ended at 5 pm although people who were still standing in queues and waiting for their turn to vote were allowed to exercise their franchise.
The estimated turnout based on ground reports was pegged around 73% although the official figure is awaited.
Polling was peaceful in the five constituencies of Diphu, Karimganj, Silchar, Nagaon and Mangaldoi where voting was held along with 90 other parliamentary constituencies spread across 11 States and one union territory.
Enthusiastic voters queued up in front of polling stations from early morning hours while the enthusiasm among young and first-time voters was also very encouraging.
Voting at many booths was delayed as a result of EVM malfunctioning athough the glitches were later addressed.
With voting in 10 out of the 14 constituencies over in the first two phases, the remaining four seats — Barpeta, Kokrajhar, Dhubri and Guwahati — will go to vote in the third phase on April 23 (Tuesday).