Bodoland Territorial Council elections on April 9

Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 16:07

Guwahati: Elections to the Bodoland
Territorial Council (BTC) would be held on April 9, the state
Election Commission said Thursday.

The process of elections to the Council`s 40 seats
would begin from March 17 with the filing of nominations,
state Election Commissioner Biren Dutta told reporters here.

The last date for filing of nominations is March 23
and scrutiny would be done on March 24, while the last date
for withdrawal is March 26, he said.

Elections would be held on April 9 and repoll, if any,
would be on April 12.

The counting of votes and announcement of results is
scheduled for April 13 and the entire election process is

expected to be completed by April 14.

There are 40 seats in the Council and six more members
are nominated.

The BTC was created after the signing of the Bodo
Accord in December 2003 and an interim council was formed
subsequently.

The first elections were held in 2005 and this would
be the second election to the Council which comprises six Bodo
dominated districts of lower Assam -- Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon,
Chirang, Baksa, Darrang and Udalguri.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 16:07

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