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LIVE: Assam Assembly Polls-2016, First phase Voting


LIVE: Assam Assembly Polls-2016, First phase VotingSarbananda-Sonowal-and-Taru

First phase polls
  • Nos of seats : 65  ( Brahamputra Valley – 50, Barak Valley – 15 )
  • Nos of Voters : 9511732 ( Male : 4916020,   Female: 4595712 )
  • Nos of Candidates: 539 ( Male- 496, Female- 43,  Independent :280 )
  • Nos of Polling Stations : 12190

Important Political

  • Congress  (  65 seats  )
  • BJP  ( 54  seats )
  • AGP( 11  seats)
  • AIUDF  ( 27  seats )

Star Candidates

  • Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi from Titabor Constituency
  • Sarbananda Sonowal, BJP CM candidate from Majuli Constituency


  • Direct Fight between Congress and BJP in Brahamputra Valley
  • three corner fight between, Congress, BJP and AIUDF

12 Noon:

  • 35 percent voting all over state till 12 noon
  • Allegation for massive rigging in  Dhakuakhana and Sonari
  • Protest in designated camp of KNLF pro talk group, allegation for not allowing exercising despite having I-Card
  • Voting boycotted in Lahorighat chapori of Bokakhat
  • more than 700 voters boycotted in protest against not setting up of a separate polling station

11 am:

  • despite of bane, Himanta taking out a padyatra, thousand of people participating in padyatra
  • Clash between Security personels and voters in Rangapara
  • Tension prevails after clash between Congress and BJP workers in Fulni High School polling Botth in Majuli
  • Congress Workers attacked on Polling official in a Pooling Booth in Dimow
  • Administration banned the rallies of Himant and Rockybul in Samuguri
  • Himant will do padyatra from Bakultal to Samuguri

8 am:

  • I will be the next Chief Minister- Tarun Gogoi
  • My fight is with injustice wrought upon Assam- Tarun Gogoi
  • My is fight is not with Centre or Modi- Tarun Gogoi
  • I will bring the change- Tarun Gogoi
  • Chang doesn’t  mean  change of Govt- Tarun Gogoi
  • I also want change- Tarun Gogoi
  • every one want change- Tarun Gogoi
  • My party will win – Tarun gogoi
  • Assam CM, Tarun Gogoi cast his Vote


  • voters facing trouble
  • water lodged in front of several polling booth
  • Heave rain in Barak Valley
  • voting begins


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