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North East

Peaceful polling in Sikkim 67.95% turnout recorded in assembly elections

Gangtok, April 19: An estimated 67.95% of the 4.64 lakh voters exercised their franchise as polling for the 32-member assembly passed off peacefully in Sikkim on Friday, officials said. In the lone Lok Sabha seat of the state, the turnout is slightly over 68%. The voter turnout of 67.95% was 10% lower than the 78.63% votes cast in the 2019 assembly polls in the Himalayan state, officials said. The voting percentage in the lone Lok Sabha seat stood at 68.06% as against 81.41% in 2019. There are differences between turnouts...
North East

70.77 % polling in Assam in 1st phase of LS polls

Guwahati, April 19: In the initial phase of Lok Sabha elections in Assam, five constituencies, including Kaziranga, Sonitpur, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, and Lakhimpur, witnessed a voter turnout of 70.77% by 5 p.m. Notably, Jorhat saw the highest turnout, reaching 76.20% by 3 pm. The Jorhat constituency features a direct contest between Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi and incumbent BJP MP Topon Gogoi. Meanwhile, in the Dibrugarh constituency, where Union Minister Sarbanada Sonowal is running for office, the voter turnout stood at 70.65% until 5 pm, as per data from the Election Commission...