First phase BTC poll final turn out 77%

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Published: December 8,2020 08:06 AM
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December 8, 2020: 77% of the 13,59,020 eligible voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling to the 30-member Bodoland Territorial Council held on Monday.

December 8, 2020: 77% of the 13,59,020 eligible voters exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling to the 30-member Bodoland Territorial Council held on Monday.



The fates of 130 candidates of 21 constituencies were sealed in ballot boxes as the first phase of polls to the Council passed off peacefully amidst tight security. Unlike previous elections, no untoward incident was reported from any of the constituencies.



Heavy voter turnout was recorded in the polling which concluded at 4.30 PM. The polling was held following all Covid protocols specified by the Election Commission.



In the first phase, polling was held in 21 constituencies of Udalguri and Baksa districts.



Polling were held in 1739 polling stations.



In Udalguri, polling was held in 807 polling stations spread across 10 constituencies while polling in 11 constituencies of Baksa were held in 932 polling stations.



A total of 60 and 70 candidates are in fray in Udalgiri and Baksa respectively.



Apart from ruling BPF; BJP, UPPL, Congress and AIUDF are in the fray in this election.



Poll to 19 constituencies of Kokrajhar and Chirang will be held in second phase on December 10.



The Counting of votes will be on December 12.