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Panchayat poll in Assam :More than 75% polling in Darrang

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By Mayukh Goswami     (PNI)                   

 Mangaldai   : Polls  altogether in 807 polling stations for a total of 914 seats of the three tyre Panchayat Raj have passed off peacefully in Darrang on Wednesday. Even after the stipulated time of closing, a large no of voters are stated to be in queue in a section of polling stations which reflects the good participation of people . However the election department is yet to finalise the figure poll percentage till filling of this report. According to Kartik Kalita, Mangaldai Election Officer  the final reports of polling from the concerned polling officials couldn’t be received as polling was going till evening but he  was very much confident about the figure of the average poll percentage crossing 75 % mark in the district. Meanwhile talking to APN News Deputy Commissioner, Ashok Kr Barman said that baring minor incidents of some delay in starting of polling in two polling stations under Dalgaon Revenue Circle due to some rift between two sections over the poll venue, the polling in the district has been completed successfully. Meanwhile in a sorrowful incident a polling official and a PWD staff namely Ratul Saikia (53) who has been staying in a residence of a colleague at Upohupara, Mangaldai since Tuesday night died before joining his poll duty scheduled to start from 3 pm on Wednesday. The deceased was a permanent resident of Kahilipara Guwahati. In another incident a voter while in the queue before a polling station in Saikiapara village Mangaldai reportedly suffered severe heart attack and died.

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