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11th North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council election passed off peacefully

Dima Hasao election 2013
With the casting of 80% plus of votes in the polling to the 11th North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council election passed off peacefully and with great enthusiasm among the people of Dima Hasao District. Right from the morning 7 am, people were seen in long queue at almost all the polling stations in and around Haflong. In the morning casting of votes was 27 % which increased gradually. A total of 120754 numbers of voters were to cast their votes in 200 polling station which was divided in to ten zones like Haflong, Dehangi, Langting, Mahur, Harangajao, Maibang, Umrangso Diyungbra, Khepre and Jinam and constituencies are 28 . Counting will be on May 24th next. All the polling booths in and around Haflong had been prepared with proper facilities including security. However at Waisikhong polling station of16 Diyungmukh constituency was stopped by Gaon Bura of Waishikhong village objecting 110 voters to cast their votes for two hours. Later with the intervention of the Returning Officer and Deputy Commissioner Barun Bhuiyan the matter was settled. An elaborate security arrangement had also been made so that no any untoward incidents could happen during the election process. As 138 candidates were finally contesting to the 11th North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council election slated to be held on May 20. Among these Congress party had field 28 candidates while BJP fielded 9, Hills State Democratic Party fielded 14 and rest from former Dima Halam Daogah and others as the independent candidates. Constituencies like Diyungmukh, Hamri, Langting etc. witnessed tough contest since from these constituencies leaders like Dilip Nunisa, Niranjan Hojai, Daniel Dimasa, Debojit Thaosen were contesting. Though this time it was tough enough to fore cast the trend of the voters but according to the political observers this time none can bag the absolute majority.
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