Assam achieves a 77.35 percent voter turnout

Assam achieves a 77.35 percent voter turnout.

04-April-2024, Sat.

April 27, Guwahati, Assam, India : In the second round of voting, which took place in five parliamentary constituencies across the state on April 26, Assam reported a voter turnout of 77.35 percent.

In the second round of voting, 77.35 percent of voters in five parliamentary constituencies—Silchar,  Karimganj, Diphu, Nagaon, and Darrang-Udalguri—turned out to cast ballots, according to the Election Commission.

In the Nagaon parliamentary constituency, 80.56 percent of voters cast ballots; in Darrang-Udalguri, 78.41 percent; in Silchar, 75.97 percent; in Karimganj, 75.63 percent; and in the Diphu seat, 73.11 percent.
In the first round of voting in five parliamentary constituencies (Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur, Kaziranga, and Sonitpur) on April 19, Assam reported a polling percentage of 78.25 percent.

In the third round of voting, 47 candidates are running, and over 81 lakh people are expected to cast ballots.
88 Lok Sabha constituencies, including all 20 seats in Kerala, 14 in Karnataka, 13 in Rajasthan, 8 in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh, 5 in Assam and Bihar, 6 in Madhya Pradesh, 3 in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, and 1 in Tripura, Manipur, and Jammu and Kashmir, were on the ballot for the second phase of voting on Friday.

On April 19, 102 constituencies spread across 21 states and Union Territories participated in the first round of voting for the seven-phase Lok Sabha election, which saw a voter turnout of more than 62%.
The BJP won seven of the fourteen seats in the Assam Lok Sabha in 2014. Only three seats were won by each of the Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF). In contrast, the Congress kept its three seats in the 2019 elections, while the BJP gained nine seats, and the AIUDF managed to secure just one seat.

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