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Assam panchayat elections: Polling underway for second phase

Polling is being held in 10 districts of Assam in the final phase of panchayat polls. 

Assam panchayat elections: Polling underway for second phase

DISPUR: Polling is currently underway for the second and final phase of panchayat polls in parts of Assam on Sunday. 

According to reports, polling began at 7 AM and will continue till 3 PM.

People in large numbers were seen waiting in the queue in Karimganj to cast their votes.

Polling will be held in 10 districts of the state to elect anchalik panchayat and zila parishad members, gaon panchayat members and gaon panchayat presidents. 

A total of 35056 candidates are in the fray in this phase. 

74.5 percent polling was recorded in the first phase of panchayat polls in Assam. 

The run-up to the second phase polling had witnessed high-pitch campaigning from all political parties. 

The ruling BJP,  Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF, Bodoland Peoples Front,  Left parties among others are in the fray. 

Counting of votes will be held on 12th of this month.