Assam Election 2021 Phase 2 Polling News Updates: Around 77.93 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 6 pm in phase-2 polls of Assam today. The state had recorded around 77 per cent polling in Phase-I and the phase-2 turnout was on the lines with the previous turnout. Both the BJP and Congress have claimed to benefit from the high-voter turnout.
There are 345 candidates (Read: Key candidates in Phase-2), including 26 women, in fray for the phase-2 polls. Total 175 candidates are fighting the phase two elections from 15 seats in the three districts of Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar. Algapur has the highest 19 candidates. The elections was being held amid tight security with 310 companies of forces being deployed for the second phase.
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The Congress today claimed that its Mahajot candidate from Tamulpur constituency is missing and it asked the ruling BJP to answer about his whereabout. “Congress-led Mahajot candidate from Tamulpur constituency, Rangja Basumatary of Bodoland People’s Front was made to disappear. It’s Assam government and BJP’s responsibility to answer where he is. We demand from the Election Commission that a probe should be done in this matter,” said Congress leader Manish Tewari in Guwahati.
In another development, the Election Commission today issued a notice to Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his alleged remark of misusing NIA against Congress candidate. The commission asked Sarma for submit an explanation by 2nd April over his statement at a rally in which he had ‘openly threatened Hagrama Mohilary, Bodoland People’s Front Chairperson and INC ally of sending him to jail by misusing Central Agencies like NIA’. The Congress has approached the EC against his statement.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned in Kokrajhar in Assam. He said that the BJP is set for a grand victory in Phase-I polls. The PM said that the NDA government is working for welfare of Assam with the mantra of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas sabka vishwas’. “People of Assam have given blessings to NDA in 1st phase of polling. In the 1st phase, Assam has put a stamp on grand victory of NDA,” he said. He said that people have shown a Red Card to Congress in the state. “Football is very popular among youth here. If I’ve to speak in their language, I would say that the people have yet again shown a Red Card to Congress and its Mahajot. People of Assam trust NDA for development, peace, security of the state. This is an election between the ‘maha jhooth’ of Mahajot and ‘maha vikas’ of Double Engine,” said PM Modi.
Assam Election 2021: Voting has ended in Assam. The Election Commission has informed that 73.03 per cent turnout was recorded till 6PM.
Assam Election 2021: Over 73 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 5 PM.
Dima Hasao: 69.00
Karbi Anglong: 70.19
West Karbi Anglong: 68.48
Assam: 72.42 per cent voting recorded till 4 pm
Assam Election Live: 68.10 per cent voting recorded till 4 pm
Status of polling percentage of Udalguri Election District at 3 PM
Mazbat – 63.50%
Panery – 64.50 %
The situation in Assam was peaceful with a significant number of voters turning up during the morning hours to exercise their franchise in the 39 seats where voting was underway in the second phase on Thursday.
Over 63 per cent polling till 3pm in Assam
The Cachar district administration has provided e-rickshaw facility to senior citizens having difficulty in mobility for travelling to the polling stations to cast their votes in the second phase of Assam assembly elections held on Thursday.
Glimpses of voting at polling stations in Nalbari district
Amidst a huge gathering, Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma campaigned for Bhupen Boro in Barama.
Citizens cast their votes on Phase II polling day in Rangia of Assam. As many as 39 constituencies have gone to polls in Phase II of the Assam Assembly Elections 2021.
Till 1 PM, around 49% turnout was recorded in Assam which is higher than same duration in 1st phase polls
Assam Election Live: BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma and Ranjeet Kr Dass campaign in Patacharkuchi
Congress-led Mahajot candidate from Tamulpur constituency, Rangja Basumatary (Bodoland People’s Front ) was made to disappear. Assam government and BJP’s responsibility to answer where he is. We demand from Election Commission that a probe should be done in this matter: Manish Tewari, Congress in Guwahati
EC asks Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for explanation by 2nd April over his statement at a rally regarding which Congress had complained to EC that he “openly threatened Hagrama Mohilary, Bodoland People’s Front Chairperson and INC ally of sending him to jail by misuing Central Agency”
PM Narendra Modi today said that people of Assam will never forgive Mahajot for insulting ‘gamosa’
Around 48.21 per cent voting recorded till noon in Assam
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Assam Election Live: Congress leader Sushmita Dev casts her vote at a polling station in Silchar. “Mahajot (grand alliance) is an inclusive alliance. BJP is a communal alliance,” said Sushmita Dev.
Peace, progress, protection our mantra for Bodoland territorial region: PM Modi tells election rally in Assam
Yesterday, the entire state of Assam saw in a video how the identity of Assam, the symbol of the hardwork of the women of Assam ‘Gamosa’ was insulted publicly. Everyone who loves Assam is hurt and angry after seeing those pictures…Congress leaders say that the ‘lock & key’ (AIUDF symbol) people are the identity of Assam. Understand the lies and conspiracy of Congress. It has surrendered before such people to come back to power. Not only Congress but the entire Mahajot will be punished for this insult: PM Narendra Modi
Football is very popular among youth here. If I’ve to speak in their language, I would say that the people have yet again shown a Red Card to Congress and its Mahajot. People of Assam trust NDA for development, peace, security of the state. This is an election between the ‘maha jhooth’ of Mahajot and ‘maha vikas’ of Double Engine: PM Narendra Modi in Kokrajhar
With the mantra of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas sabka vishwas’, NDA govt is working here for your welfare. People of Assam have given blessings to NDA in 1st phase of polling. In the 1st phase, Assam has put a stamp on grand victory of NDA: PM Modi in Kokrajhar
27.45% voter turnout recorded till 11 am in the second phase of polling in Assam
Assam Election Live: 12.97 per cent voting recorded till 10 am
PM Modi & Amit Shah have said they’ll send Bangladeshi infiltrators back. I want to ask them how many Bangladeshis sent back till now? I challenge them to tell if even 100 Bangladeshis have been sent back in the last 5 years. They are the ones who get them here: Badruddin Ajmal
Assam: All India United Democratic Front President Badruddin Ajmal casts his vote at polling station number 21 in Hojai
Assam Election Live: 10.51 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am
Assam Election Live: Polling underway at booth number 337 at Surya Kumar High School in Silchar
Assam Election Live: Former MoS Railways & BJP leader Rajen Gohain casts his vote at a polling booth in Nagaon. He says, “BJP will get over 35 seats out of the total 47 in the 1st phase. In the 2nd phase too, we’ll get many seats. BJP will undoubtedly form the govt with more than 75 seats.”
Assam Election Live: Today is the second phase of polling in Assam and I appeal to everyone to cast their vote without fail. A special appeal to our young voters to exercise their franchise for a peaceful and self-reliant Assam, says Amit Shah
Voters being screened with a temperature scanner, given hand sanitiser & hand gloves as they arrive at polling booths
Voters in queue at a polling booth in #Udalguri election district