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GMC election held peacefully

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:18

Guwahati: Forty nine per cent of over seven lakh electorate on Wednesday cast their votes for the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) election, official sources said.

No major trouble was reported during the polling.

Altogether 356 contestants are trying for 31 ward council and another 172 for 90 area sabha representative seats.

The ruling Congress, BJP and Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) have fielded candidates for all the 31 ward councillors and 90 area sabha representatives seats.

The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), the largest opposition party in the state assembly, is contesting the GMC polls for the first time fielding contestants for 15 ward councillor and 23 area sabha representative seats.

The GMC election was last held after 10 years. The last body was dissolved in May, 2008 following the resignation of several elected members a few months before the completion of their five-year term. Since then the municipality was functioning without elected representatives.

Counting will take place on June 24.


First Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 20:18

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