PM Manmohan Singh to cast vote in Guwahati.

by - 12:35 PM

1042_b.jpgPrime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur are scheduled to arrive in Guwahati on Thursday and cast their votes at Dispur Government Higher Secondary School. Dr Singh has been representing Assam in the Rajya Sabha since 1991. Six constituencies will go to poll on Thursday in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Assam. 18 candidates are contesting in the prestigious Gauhati constituency. Polling will be held to decide the fate of 74 candidates, including nine women, in Kokrajhar(ST), Dhubri, Barpeta, Mangaldoi, Gauhati and Nowgong spread over the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Darrang, Udalguri, Morigaon, Nagaon, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup(Rural). Guwahati senior superintendent of police (City) A K Tewary said the SPG had chalked out an elaborate security arrangement for the Prime Minister and his wife. An electorate of 94,21,977, including 48,79,424 males and 45,42,553 female are expected to exercise their franchise in 11,994 polling stations of which 920 are hyper-sensitive and 1658 sensitive.

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