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Polling underway with brisk note

A brisk polling is underway in the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Around 94,37,731 electors are set to decide the fate of 74 candidates in Kokrajhar, Guwahati, Barpeta, Nagaon, Dhubri and Mangaldoi.

Altogether 1,994 polling stations are teeming with voters who are waiting in queues to exercise their franchise even before the polling started at 7 in the morning.

The authorities have deployed 47,976 polling personnel in this phase who will conduct polling till 5 in the evening.

Guwahati has maximum 18 candidates whereas Kokrajhar has minimum 6 candidates. On the other hand, Guwahati has maximum number of 19,21,374 electors, whereas Barpeta has minimum number of 14,24,638 electors.

The main contest would be among the Congress, the BJP. But AGP and IUDF have also good support in some pockets. As many as 29 independent candidates are in the fray.

Counting will take place on May 16.

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