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Polling ends with huge turn in Jorhat

Polling has ended in Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency with a huge turn out of more than 85 on Monday.

The polling which began at 7 in the morning ended at 5  in the evening. Voters in large numbers were seen lined up in front of the booths till the end of the voting. The authorities had to extend the voting hour by one hours after polling was halted because of technical glitches in many places. Comprising ten assembly segments with 11, 73,947 voters, polling took place at 1,597 booths.

Of them 04371 voters are male while 570476 others are female.

The authorities have deployed over 3,000 officials with 1700 electronic voting machines to ensure free and fair polls.

Congress candidate BK Handique wants to be elected again while BJP candidate Kamakhya Prasad Tasa makes his second attempt this time.

AGP leader and former transport minister Pradeep Hazarika is contesting along with Drupod Buragohain from CPI and Manoram Gogoi from AAP. The counting would take place on May 16.

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