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Mahanta vs Hazarika as AGP goes to poll

Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is facing a tough battle against leader Padma Hazarika in the race for AGP presidentship in Guwahati on Thursday. Mahanta, the two time chief minister, arrived in the party headquarters at Ambari at around 9-30 in the morning and casted his own vote. He was followed by his nearest rival and Sootea MLA Padma Hazarika who exercise his franchise. The counting of votes would take place from 5 in the evening when the polling would conclude at 4 in the afternoon. For the firs time, the regional party holds the polls to elect its president following the failure to arrive at a consensus candidate.

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