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Polling in progress in Diphu

Amid massive security measures, polling are going on in Diphu Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday.

Altogether 6,97,567 voters are expected to exercise their franchise at 1006 booths to decide on the fate of 6 candidates.

The authorities have identified 54 booths as hyper sensitive along with 233 very sensitive and 412 sensitive.

 As many as 17 companies of security forces have been deployed in the constituency and helicopter surveillance was conducted since Thursday to monitor the movement of militants.

In the fray are six candidates. The main contest will be between Congress’s Biren Singh Engti and the BJP’s Jayram Engleng. The bandh hampered the campaigning schedule of all the candidates.

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