Four Lok Sabha seats in Assam register voter turnout of 27 pc till 11 am

Guwahati, May 7 (PTI) The four Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam, where polling was underway on Tuesday in the third phase, recorded a voter turnout of 27.34 per cent till 11 am, officials said

Kokrajhar recorded the highest turnout at 28.28 per cent, followed by Dhubri at 27.77 per cent, Barpeta at 27.19 per cent and Guwahati at 26.25 per cent, they said.

Polling began at 7 am and will continue till 5 pm.

A total of 81,49,091 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fate of 47 candidates in the third and final phase of polling in Assam.

In Guwahati, BJP candidate Bijuli Kalita Medhi and Congress’s Mira Borthakur Goswami cast their votes in the early hours. Incumbent MP Queen Oja also cast her vote.

Kokrajhar’s Congress candidate Garjen Mushahary and BPF’s Kampa Borgyary also exercised their franchise.

State ministers Ranjit Dass and Jayanta Malla Baruah along with Rajya Sabha MP Rwngwra Narzary also cast their votes.

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