An estimated 77.21 per cent of the 73.45 lakh voters exercised their franchise on Thursday during the second phase of polling, in which at least three persons were injured in firing by PSOs of Deputy Speaker Aminul Haque Laskar in Sonai constituency.
There are no other reports of violence from any of the 39 constituencies, where voting took place to decide the fate of 345 candidates, including five ministers, election officials said in a report by PTI.
A total of 42,368 polling personnel have been deployed for the second phase. Elections to the 126-assembly constituencies in the state are being held in three phases with 79.97 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise in 47 constituencies in the first phase on March 27. The third and final phase elections will be held on April 6 for 40 seats.
After casting her vote in silchar , Congress leader Sushmita Dev hit out at the BJP saying : “Mahajot (grand alliance) is an inclusive alliance. BJP is a communal alliance”
PM Modi & Amit Shah have said they’ll send Bangladeshi infiltrators back. I want to ask them how many Bangladeshis sent back till now? I challenge them to tell if even 100 Bangladeshis have been sent back in the last 5 yrs. They are the ones who get them here said Badruddin Ajmal ( AIUDF)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while campaigning said at a rally in Kokrajhar : “With the mantra of ‘sabka saath sabka vikas sabka vishwas’, NDA govt is working here for your welfare. People of Assam have given blessings to NDA in 1st phase of polling. In the 1st phase, Assam has put a stamp on grand victory of NDA. Football is very popular among youth here. If I’ve to speak in their language, I would say that the people have yet again shown a Red Card to Congress and its Mahajot. People of Assam trust NDA for development, peace, security of the state