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Assam polls: Phase 2 voter turnout officially recorded at 80.96%

GUWAHATI: The voter turnout in the second phase of the Assam Assembly elections was recorded at 80.96%, according to the data of the Election Commission of India.

While voter turnout in Rangia was the highest at 86.77 percent, voter turnout in Dima Hasao was the lowest at 74 percent.

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There are 345 candidates, including 26 women, in fray for the phase-2 polls. Total 175 candidates are fighting the phase two elections from 15 seats in the three districts of Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar. Algapur has the highest 19 candidates. The elections were being held amid tight security with 310 companies of forces being deployed for the second phase.

Elections to the 126-member Assam assembly are being held in three phases. The third and final phase for 40 seats will be held on April 6. The counting of votes is on May 2.

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