2016 Assam Assembly Elections: Phase 2: As it happened

Updated - November 17, 2021 01:56 am IST

Published - April 11, 2016 05:21 am IST

Assam witnessed 78.09 per cent voter turnout in the second and last phase of polling for 61 constituencies at 5 pm on Monday.

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7.00 pm: The final percentage would, however, be available late in the evening as voters already inside the 12,699 polling stations spread across middle and lower Assam will be allowed to cast their ballots, Election Office sources said.

6.30 pm: A ssam witnessed 78.09 per cent voter turnout in the second and last phase of polling for 61 constituencies at 5 pm today amid reports of violence at some places.

5.00 pm: Following this the entire CRPF team deployed in the polling station was replaced, Kamrup Superintendent of police Prasanta Saikia said.

3:25 p.m.: One killed in clash between CRPF and voters

An 80-year-old voter was killed and three others, including two CRPF personnel, were injured in a clash at a polling station in Sorbhog contituency in Barpeta district on Monday.

The situation turned ugly at Safarkamar polling station when CRPF men asked voters to stand in line, leading to arguments and jostling, district election officials said. > More...

1.45 p.m.: According to Assam Election Commission website, the turnout is said to be around 55.28 per cent till 1 p.m.

1:00 p.m.: CRPF personnel fired in the air at a polling station to disperse a group of voters agitating over alleged misbehaviour of a jawan of the central force with a pregnant woman in Kamrup district today. The incident occurred when a woman after casting her vote wanted to go back inside again to pick up her child left behind at the Nityasar Khula Bazar LP School polling centre, Superintendent of Police Prasanta Saikia said.

12.20 p.m. : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi holds press meet, Election Commission terms it violation of Model Code of Conduct

11.50 a.m.: According to Assam Election Commission website, the voter turnout is 36 per cent till 11 a.m.

11.05 a.m.: At least 25 per cent of the 1,04,35,271 electorate exercised their franchise amidst tight security during the first three hours of polling. Voters, particularly women and first time voters, stood in queues at the polling booths two hours ahead of the commencement of polling at 7 AM for the remaining 61 seats. Ruling Congress, the BJP—AGP—BPF alliance and the AIUDF are locked in a keen battle along with other political party contestants and Independents. There were reports of malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in some polling centres which disrupted voting for some time but the election process continued uninterrupted once they were replaced, election office said.

10.20 a.m.: Over 15 percent of polling was recorded in the first two hours in the second phase of voting for 61 constituencies in Assam. Large numbers of people were seen queuing before the respective polling stations since around 6 a.m. in different polling stations across the state including capital Dispur. “So far, we have recorded 15.15 percent of polling till 9 am. We are still waiting for reports from some constituencies,” said officials of the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam.

7.20 a.m.: According to TV reports, heavy turnout reported in the polling booths. > Read more

7.15 a.m.: Voting begins in Assam. This is the second and last phase polling for Assam.

The constituencies will have 12,699 polling stations where 1,04,35,271 voters will be able exercise their franchise.

With over 50,000 polling personnel deployed for the second phase, security has been tightened across the constituencies, particularly those in four Bodoland Territorial Area districts where NDFB(S) ultras are active and in Goalpara district which witnessed a bomb blast recently.

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