GUWAHATI: In spite of inclement weather in several pockets of Assam in the early morning hours, a good number of electorates from 39 Constituencies have turned up to cast their ballots. According to reports, 10.51% of the electorate has exercised their franchise till 9:30 am in the morning.
The voters appeared quite enthusiastic to vote for their new representatives although rain battered several parts of the state.
According to meteorologists, Assam is likely to experience rainfall from March 30 to April 3 and thunder squalls with wind speed 50-60 kmph and hail may hit isolated places. The bad weather conditions are expected to adversely affect the voter turnout in the second phase polls.
Voting for the second phase of Assam assembly election vegan at 7 am this morning to decide the fate of 345 candidates in a total of 39 constituencies in 13 districts.
As many as 73.44 lakh voters are eligible to cast their votes in this phase.
Among the 73.44 lakh voters, 37,34,537 are male while, 36,09,959 are female and 135 are third gender voters.
The voting is underway in a total of 8,998 polling stations and 566 of them are all-women polling stations.
Notably, the fate of four ministers and the deputy speaker of the Assam assembly will be sealed in phase II of the polls.
Meanwhile, polling is also underway in West Bengal in 30 assembly seats, including the high-profile Nandigram seat.
Voting will take place in four districts of South 24Parganas, Paschim Medinipur, Bankura, and Purba Medinipur.
In the second phase, all eyes will be on Nandigram, where chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee faces TMC defector and former confidante Suvendu Adhikari in a key contest.
Support our brand of fearless and investigative journalism: