2nd Phase of BTC Polls underway in Assam

2nd Phase of BTC Polls underway in Assam

Guwahati: The second phase of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) elections started on Thursday morning at 7.30 am in Kokrajhar and Chirang district.

As of 12 noon 38% voter turnout was recorded for the final phase.

Tight security arrangements have been made at all 1,407 polling booths to ensure safe polling. In view of COVID-19, the temperature of the voters was checked and their hands were sanitised before they were allowed to enter the polling booths.

A total of 111 candidates are in fray for the second phase of BTC election and over 14 lakh voters will decide their fate with ballot papers.

Over 6.5 lakh voters to exercise their right to franchise in Kokrajhar, while 3.68 lakh electorate will vote in Chirang.

In Chirang, 34 candidates are in the poll battle. Meanwhile, 77 candidates are in poll battle in Kokrajhar.

Speaking to media, Hagrama Mohilary said “BPF will win more than 30 seats. Atleast, 15 in Kokrajhar and Chirang, and, 16 in Udalguri and Baksa.”

Former BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary, former deputy chief Khampa Borgoyary are among the candidates contesting the final phase of the election.