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Brisk polling in progress: turn out crossed 50%

Altogether 85,09,011 voters are expected to decide on the fate of 485 candidates in 62 assembly constituencies in Assam on Monday in the first phase of assembly polls. Assam Times special poll squad came to see huge queue of voters in front of polling booths after the polling began at 7 in the morning. Till 12 am the turn out is said to be 50 per cent. If this trend continues, the overall turn out is likely to cross a high 85 per cent in altogether 11,000 booths in 13 districts. There is, however, no report of any untoward incident so far.

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It is not that Tarun Gogoi ministry is best or good. It is the unfortunate fact that, presently, Assam doesn't have a better alternative.


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