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BJP leading in Silchar

Congress candidate Arjun Dutta Mazumdar is trailing behind BJP candidate Dilip Kumar Paul in Silchar where poll counting is going on. Mazumdar was taking an early lead. But after the third round, the entire picture changed.

Poll authorities have opened the strong rooms as soon as the clock struck at 8 in the morning. The results are expected by 12 noon.

After the counting of ballot papers, the electronic voting machines were taken for counting. The poll authorities have deployed sufficient security forces in and around the counting booths to ensure free and fair counting.

The fate of 12 bypoll candidates has been sealed in the electronic voting machines. constituency has 206,573 voters who have decided on the fate of 12 candidates.

The contest is straight between BJP's Dilip Paul and the Congress's Arun Dutta Mazumder. The bye-election was necessitated following the election of Silchar Congress MLA Sushmita Dev.

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