FROM OUR CORESPNDENT
SIVASAGAR, April 4: Barring minor incidents at a few places, polling for the first phase of polling for Assam assembly election ended on a peaceful note in Sivasagar subdivision on Monday. At many places, polling got interrupted as malfunctioning EVMs had to be replaced. However, enthusiastic voters braved the summer heat and turned up in large numbers in Sivasagar subdivision.
Polling passed off peacefully with more than 80 per cent of voters exercising their franchise in the three LACs of Sivasagar subdivision. The voter turnout was high in all the three constituencies. According to sources, Sivasagar constituency recorded a voter turnout of 80 per cent while Amguri recorded 79 per cent. The highest voter turnout of 82 per cent was recorded at Thowra.
At present, all the three seats in Sivasagar subdivision are held by the Congress, but is facing fight from the BJP. The BJP and its ally AGP have made all efforts to win these seats riding on the ‘Modi wave’.