Assam Assembly Election 2021 Phase-1 Voting: First phase polling concludes with 72.14 per cent turnout

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Updated: March 30, 2021 3:56:48 pm

Assam Election 2021, Assam Assembly Election Phase 1 Polling Updates: The voting in phase-I will set the tone of the next two phases to be held on April 1 and April 6.

Assam Assembly Election 2021 Live News, Assam Election 2021 Polling Live UpdatesBJP ally and Asom Gana Parishad chief Atul Bora congratulated his daughter for casting her vote for the 1st time in Assam Assembly Elections 2021.

2021 Assam Assembly Election Phase 1 Voting News: Nearly 72.14 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in the first phase of polling in Assam. Polling was largely peaceful in all the seats went for polls in first phase. Long queues were seen outside polling booths with voters and election officials adhering to COVID-19 protocols. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal exercised his franchise around 11 am at Sahitya Sabha Bhavan, a model polling station, in his home town Dibrugarh in upper Assam. As many as 264 candidates were in fray in the Phase-I polls. There are 23 women candidates and 78 independents in the fray for the first phase polls. In Phase-I, there are 81,09,815 eligible voters. Of these, 40,77,210 are males, 40,32,481 are females and 124 are transgenders.

The ruling BJP was contesting 39 seats and its partner AGP 10. The two allies were engaged in friendly contest in Lakhimpur and Naharkatiya constituencies. The opposition grand alliance was contesting all the seats, with the Congress putting up candidates in 43, and the AIUDF, CPI(ML-L), RJD and Anchalik Gana Morcha (contesting as Independent) in one each. The newly formed AJP was in the fray in 41 seats, while there are 78 Independents, including 19 candidates of the newly formed Raijor Dal who are also contesting as Independents.

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    18:56 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021: Polling ends for the first phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021

    Assam Election 2021: Polling has ended for the first phase of Assam Assembly Elections 2021. Latest visuals from polling booth number 10 in Jorhat. 

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    18:41 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Phase-I Polling: 72.14 per cent voter turnout till 6 PM

    Assam Phase-I Polling: 72.14 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in the first phase of polling in Assam.  

    18:18 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Phase-I Polling: 71.62% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM

    Assam Phase-I Polling: 71.62% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in the first phase of polling in Assam. 

    16:54 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Phase-I Polling: 62.36% voter turnout recorded till 4 PM

    Assam Phase-I Polling: 62.36% voter turnout recorded till 4 pm in the first phase of polling in Assam. 

    16:34 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live Update: Sitting BJP MLA casts her vote
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    16:12 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live Update: 95-year-old woman votes at Borbam Naharkatia vote center
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    15:34 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live Update: Congress party’s vision for Assam is welfare for all, says party leader Sushmita Dev
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    15:13 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live Update: 47.10% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

    47.10% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm, in the first phase of polling in Assam Assembly election: Election Commission of India.

    14:30 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live Update: 45.20 per cent turnout till 1 pm
    14:26 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Himanta Biswa Sarma campaigns in Udharbond
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    14:16 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Asom Gana Parishad chief Atul Bora congratulates daughter for casting her vote for the 1st time
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    14:11 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: AGP president Atul Bora casts vote in Bokakhat.

    AGP president Atul Bora casts vote in Bokakhat along with his family

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    14:07 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Estimated voter turnout in Nagaon around 48 per cent

    Estimated voter turnout in Nagaon Election District till 1PM:

    33-Dhing LAC 52.1%

    84-Batadroba LAC 53.6%

    85-Rupohihat LAC 44.7%

    88-Samaguri LAC 43.6%

    13:53 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Polling underway at Kaliabhumura booth of Tezpur
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    13:41 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: 37.06 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm, in the first phase of polling

    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: 37.06 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm, in the first phase of polling

    13:40 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Congress President Ripun Bora casts his vote at a polling booth in Gohpur.

    Assam Congress President Ripun Bora casts his vote at a polling booth in Gohpur. 

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    12:43 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Voter for double-engine development, says BJP
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    12:13 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Congress' Rockybul Hussain casts vote at polling booth in Amoni
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    12:10 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: People of Assam now know that CAA-NRC will not affect them, says Sarbananda Sonowal

    Congress & other parties are only seen in the media but BJP & its allies are the ones on the ground. People of Assam now know that CAA-NRC will not affect them. My aim is to make the BJP government in the State again: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal

    11:13 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asks people of Assam to vote for progress

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asks people of Assam to vote for progress, golden future of state as polling begins for first phase of assembly elections

    11:11 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Confident that people are going to vote out politics of lies, deceit, says Gaurav Gogoi

    It's a very emotional moment for me as it's the first time after many yrs that I'm coming to a polling station without my parents. Confident that people are going to vote out politics of lies, deceit and voting for politics that guarantees that their future is bright: Gaurav Gogoi

    11:08 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi casts his vote
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    11:08 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: CM Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote
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    10:48 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Rahul Gandhi appeals to voters to vote against dividing forces
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    10:06 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Decades of neglect or 5 years of development, says BJP urging voters to vote wisely
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    09:40 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: 8.84% voter turnout recorded till 9 am

    8.84% voter turnout recorded till 9 am, in the first phase of polling in Assam: Election Commission of India

    09:09 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Nagaon sees large voter turnout
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    08:56 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Temperature of voters being checked

    Temperature of voters being checked, arrangement of masks, gloves, and hand sanitiser made at a primary school - designated as a polling booth - in Lahowal Assembly constituency of Dibrugarh.

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    08:51 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: BJP leaders locked in triangular contest

    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: BJP Ministers Ranjit Dutta (Behali), Naba Kumar Doley (Dhakuakha), Jogen Mohan (Mahmora), Terash Gowala (Duliajan) and Sanjoy Kishan (Tinsukia) are all locked in triangular contest with Congress or its alliance partners and the AJP.

    08:39 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Hitendranath Goswami is locked in a direct contest with Rana Goswami from Jorhat

    Speaker of the outgoing assembly Hitendranath Goswami is locked in a direct contest with former Congress MLA Rana Goswami in Jorhat.

    08:27 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Triangular contest in most of seats

    Most of the 47 seats are witnessing a triangular contest between the ruling BJP-AGP alliance, the Congress-led opposition grand alliance and the newly-formed Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP).

    08:24 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Live: Circles marked for voters to help them follow social distancing
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    08:10 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election 2021 Phase 1 Voting Live: Congress urges people to vote to protect the values of truth and justice

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    07:51 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Phase-I Voting Live: BJP president JP Nadda urges voters to follow COVID-19 protocols, voter in large numbers

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    07:46 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Phase-I Voting Live: PM Narendra Modi urges people to vote in large number
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    07:41 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Phase-I Voting Live: Long queue seen at polling station in JP Nagar, Dibrugarh

    Voters waiting in a queue at a polling station in JP Nagar, Dibrugarh, as polling gets underway for the first phase of Assembly elections

    07:38 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Phase-I Voting Live: A long queue of voters seen at a polling centre in Rupahi, Nagaon District
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    07:27 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Phase-I Voting Live: Polling underway at Dibrugarh
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    07:18 (IST)27 Mar 2021
    Assam Election Phase-I Voting Live: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is trying his luck from Majuli

    Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is trying his luck from Majuli (ST) seat where he is locked in a direct contest with three-time former Congress MLA and former minister Rajib Lochan Pegu.

    The Opinion polls have predicted BJP's victory in Assam but a tough fight cannot be ruled out. In January, the IANS C-Voter ‘Battle for the States’ survey had opined that the ruling BJP may retain power in Assam by winning 77 seats in the 126-seat Assam Assembly. It had predicted a gain of 14 seats for the Congress-led UPA giving it around 40 seats. On the other hand, the ABP-C-Voter opinion poll had predicted 68-76 seats for the NDA while it gave Congress around 43-51 seats. If regional outfits manage to cut into the vote shares of any party, this will certainly affect the results.
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