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BTC Polls: 21% voter turnout recorded till 11 am in Phase-2

KOKRAJHAR: The voters in the Constituencies falling under the Kokrajhar and Chirang districts head to the polling booths on Thursday in their bid to elect the new administration in the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) of Assam. 21% voter turnout was recorded till 11 AM for the final phase election.

In the second round of polling, the voting will be held in 19 constituencies – 12 in Kokrajhar and 7 in Chirang.

The polling in the two districts of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) is officially underway. Polling began at 7:30 am in the morning today.

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In the second phase of polling, 10,23,404 voters will decide the future of 111 candidates by exercising their franchise across 1,407 polling stations. In the second round of voting, votes will be cast in 19 Constituencies across the two districts.

It may be mentioned that the Gauhati High Court had earlier directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to release an election notification with regard to the BTC elections and declare the poll date by November 20, 2020.

It is pertinent to mention here that elections to the 40-member BTC were earlier scheduled by the Commission on April 4, 2020 but had to be deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council comprising 4 Assam districts has been under Assam Governor Jagadish Mukhi’s rule on expiry of its five-year term on April 27, 2020.

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