Majuli byelection recorded 71.76 per cent polling: Assam CEO



The state’s Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade said on Tuesday that the final turnout in the Majuli (ST) Assembly constituency in Assam was recorded at 71.76 per cent.


Polling in this constituency was held on Monday and the polling process continued for a long time and on completion of the entire process, the final percentage of polling was recorded at 71.76.


Khade said that all the polling EVMs of 203 polling stations have been kept in strong room with strict security arrangements while additional security measures have been taken to avoid any untoward situation.


The total number of voters in this constituency was 1,33,227 out of which 95,600 exercised their franchise including 47,316 female and 48,284 male voters.


The candidates whose fortunes were locked in the ballot boxes are Bhubaneswar Gam of the ruling BJP, Chittaranjan Basumatary , the joint opposition candidate of the Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) and Bhaity Richong of the SUCI (C).


The constituency was chosen after the resignation of Union Minister for Shipping, Ports and Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, who was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha on September 27.

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