Final phase of #Assam #LokSabha polls underway.

by - 12:30 PM

1044_b.jpg Voting for the third and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in six Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam is underway on Thursday. Altogether 74 candidates, including nine women, are in fray in the six constituencies of Kokrajhar(ST), Dhubri, Barpeta, Mangaldoi, Gauhati and Nowgong. An electorate of 94,21,977, including 48,79,424 males and 45,42,553 females would exercise their franchise in 11,994 polling stations of which 920 are hyper- sensitive and 1,658 sensitive. Security has been tightened across the constituencies following sporadic incidents of pre-poll violence in some areas with 195 companies of security forces deployed to conduct the poll process. A strict vigil and alert is being maintained particularly in Kokrajhar constituency and in some parts of Mangaldai where the NDFB(S) is active and poll violence feared. Videography is being done at 342 booths and live webcasting is also being carried out at 226 stations. 459 micro observers have been deployed in this phase.

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