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Polling by and large peaceful

Brisk polling is going on in Jorhat, Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Dibrugarh and Koliabor where 64,10,883 voters are exercising their franchise to decide on the fate 51 candidate in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls on Monday.

Heavily guarded by 321 companies of security forces apart from 1221 para military forces, the polling is underway in 8,588 booths. The authorities have deployed 38,463 officials apart from 743 micro observers.

Of the 8,588 booths, 407 have video cameras while 139 stations have still camera. Web casting is in progress in 200 booths.

Barring a string of EVM anomalies, the polling is by and large peaceful which will continue till 4 in the afternoon.

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