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Assam: 65 pc polling Dhemaji byelection

Guwahati, Apr 9 (UNI) More than 65 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the Dhemaji bye election in Assam where polling came to an end at 4 pm in the evening with the Congress alleging that BJP used money power to influence voters.
There were also reports of EVN malfunctioning in few booths but overall the polling passed off peacefully in a in tribal dominated assembly constituency which will decide on the fate of five popular political leaders in the by election.
With a huge turn out the polling ended at 4 pm in the afternoon simultaneously in the entire Dhemaji constituency, an assembly segment of Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat which elected Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in 2014 two years ahead of the BJP leader taking over as the state chief minister.
Amid watertight security the polling materials have been stored at the strong rooms to be unsealed on Monday for counting when the elected representative name would be announced in the afternoon.
Earlier the voting started at 7 in the morning simultaneously across 273 booths where the electorates —new and old alike- lined up to exercise their franchise.
Five candidates are in the fray.
But the keen contest seems to be confined between Dr Ranuj Pegu from BJP and Babul Sonowal from Congress, both tall tribal leaders.
The assembly by polls was necessitated after Pradan Baruah, a BJP legislator was elected to the Lok Sabha in place of Sarbananda Sonowal, who took over as Assam Chief Minister.

UNI ABI RN 1812
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Nagaland CEO informs of CCTV in Polling Stations

24 Feb 2018 | 8:28 PM

Kohima, Feb 24 (UNI) The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Nagaland Abhijit Sinha has informed that, in order to ensure free and fair elections, CCTV surveillance shall be installed in all the polling stations across the state with either webcasting or videography.

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Nagaland Home Commissioner warns rumour mongers

24 Feb 2018 | 8:24 PM

Kohima, Feb 24 (UNI) Nagaland Home Commissioner Abhishek Singh today said while the State Administration has geared up for conduct of free and fair polls on February 27 next for the Nagaland State Legislative Assembly, it is being observed that certain vested interests and antisocial elements are indulging in spreading of rumours that can result in causing unrest and tension amongst various communities.

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24 Feb 2018 | 8:21 PM

Bhubanbeswar, Feb 24 (UNI) The byelection to Bijepur Assembly Constituency ended on Saturday peacefully without any untoward incident and a voters turn out of over 72 per cent.

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Nagaland NPF chief says 5 years time ‘very precious for people’

24 Feb 2018 | 7:58 PM

Kohima, Feb 24 (UNI) Naga People’s Front (NPF) president Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu has remarked that five years was ‘very precious for the people’ and called upon the people to elect the ‘right candidate to bring development.

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Meghalaya polls: BJP attacks Cong on Sashi Tharoor “dog’s tail’’ remark

24 Feb 2018 | 7:51 PM

Shillong, Feb 24 (UNI) Attacking the Congress party over its senior leader Sashi Tharoor ‘’dog’s tail’’ remark, BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said that the Congress has reduced poll campaign in Meghalaya to a ‘slugfest’.

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