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Assam By polls: 31 candiates in fray; nearly 8 lakh voters for 5 assembly seats

Assam By polls: 31 candiates in fray; nearly 8 lakh voters for 5 assembly seats

The fate of the 31 candidates in the upcoming by-elections to five assembly seats in Assam will be decided by a total of 7,96,456 elegible voters on October 30.

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Assam By polls: 31 candiates in fray; nearly 8 lakh voters for 5 assembly seats Assam By polls: 31 candiates in fray; nearly 8 lakh voters for 5 assembly seats

GUWAHATI: The fate of the 31 candidates in the upcoming by-elections to five assembly seats in Assam will be decided by a total of 7,96,456 elegible voters on October 30.

Out of the total number, 4,03,374 are males, 3,93,078 females and four are transgender.

A total of 3,165 are service voters while while 8,864 electors are aged above 80.

The official release further stated that as many as 4998 voters are People with Disability.

As per reports, the by-elections to the Gossaigaon, Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra constituencies will be held on October 30.

The counting of votes will take place on November 2. The entire polling process will be over by November 5.

After revision, a total of 43,229 voters were added to the electoral roll.

With 2, 17, 432 electors, Tamulpur has the highest number of voters while Thowra has the lowest at 1,15,971.

The CEO's office urged everyone to abide by the ECI guidelines. Also, the Election Commission of India has banned exit polls related to the by-elections.

Following the deaths of sitting MLAs, the By-elections in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur were necessiated. On the other hand, incumbents of Bhabanipur, Mariani and Thowra resigned from their seats and joined the saffron party.

Former Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has vacated his seat following his recent nomination to the Rajya Sabha.

The BJP has 59 legislators, while its AGP and UPPL constitutes 9 and five MLAs respectively in the 126-member House.