Assam: Polling begins in NC Hills

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Haflong, Nov 26: The first phase of polling began in 15 constituencies of the 28-member NC Hills district council amidst unprecedented security.

According to the control room, voting began at 0800 hours and so far only ten per cent votes have cast.

There was no report of any violence so far, although there were isolated incidents of intimidation by the Dimasa militants, opposing the election in the district.

The electioneering has been very low key and most of the big players of the state politics of the state stayed away from the polling.

The main contest for NC Hills is between Congress and the combination of ASDC and BJP.

The second phase of poll for 12 constituencies will be held on December one and counting of votes will be on December four at Haflong. The oath taking ceremony of the newly elected members of the council would take place on December seven.


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