The Election Commission (EC) on Saturday (April 10) announced that polls will be re-conducted in four polling stations in Assam on April 20. The action from the EC comes after EVMs used in this polling stations were found in the car of the Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul.
The re elections will be held on April 20 from 7 am to 6 pm. Meanwhile, the Assam Assembly Elections concluded on April 5 with third phase of polling. The state recorded 82.28 per cent in the final phase with South Salmara district recording the highest voter turnout at 89.49 per cent followed by Dhubri and Bilasipara at 89.20 per cent and 87.07 per cent respectively. The lowest turnout was recorded in Kamrup Metro at 74.42 per cent followed by Bajali and Baksa at 77.51 per cent and 78.22 per cent respectively.
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The Gauripur constituency in the Dhubri district emerged as the highest voting seat at 90.20 per cent followed by South Salmara and Dhubri constituency at 89.80 per cent and 89.30 per cent respectively.
The 126-seat assembly will see BJP, Congress, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and others going head-to-head to take power.
The counting of votes will be officially held on May 2, 2021.