DIMORIA: Along with the sixteen districts of the state, the panchayat polls concluded peacefully in the Dimoria area on the outskirts of Guwahati. The election process started at 7 in the morning in 138 centres.
Five villages under Nartap Gaon Panchayat previously decided to boycott voting due to lack of development. But keeping every grievance aside, they too exercised their valuable votes. Tribal leader Hareswar Rahang said, “The villagers have cast their votes out of emotion. They want to see an able leader who will ensure the development of their villages and aid them during times of crisis.”
Residents of Aprikua along the Assam-Meghalaya border have expressed their optimism as they look forward to the election of a good leader who will contribute to the development of their village. Although the voting process concluded peacefully, a ruckus was created when as many as 50 ballot papers were found without the mandatory signatures on them by the presiding officer at Kapalkata LP School. The Circle Officer rushed to the spot, the Presiding officer admitted his mistake. The agitated voters were calmed.
Our Staff reporter added: The voters’ turnout in Kamrup Metro, according to the district administration, is around 74 per cent. However, it may go up as reports are still awaited from a few polling stations.
Meanwhile, the City Police has put up a three-layer security bandobast at the strongroom at Sonaram HS School in the city.