Municipal polls in Assam on Sunday


State Election Commission (SEC) sources said that elections for 80 municipal boards comprising 977 wards across Assam would be held on Sunday.


Electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used in elections for the first time in the history of local body elections in the state.


Sources said that about 2,532 candidates are in the fray, with BJP fielding the highest number of 825 candidates, followed by Congress with 706 candidates and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) with 243 candidates. Is.


The number of eligible voters is 16,73,899, of which 8,32,348 are men, 8,41,534 are women and 17 are eunuchs.


He said that elections would be held in 24 districts of the state.


The election campaign for the local body elections was very fast in which parties and candidates were trying their best to attract voters.

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