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Over 80% turn out in Lakhimpur

Amid tight security arrangement, voting in the first phase of Lok Sabha election has come to an end in Lakhimpur on Monday. The voting which began at 7 in the morning ended at 5 in the afternoon. The turn out is believed to have crossed a huge 80 per cent.

But some booths had to extended the voting hour till 5-30 due to some technical reasons. Around 14,24,008 voters peacefully exercised their franchise to decide on the fate of 13 candidates which is sealed in the EVMs.

Long queues of voters were seen in front of the polling booths from early in the morning. Polling took place at 1,921 booths from 7 in the morning to 5 in the afternoon in all the booths simultaneously.

Union minister Ranee Narah seeks fresh mandate to lock in a keen contest with BJP state president Sarbananda Sonowal.

AGP candidate Hari Prasad Dihingia is no less popular in some pockets. Tight security arrangement is in place at all polling booths to ensure free and fair polls on Monday. The counting will take place on May 16.

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