Polling begins for six LS seats in Assam

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Guwahati, April 24: Polling began in six Lok Sabha constituencies in the third and final phase of the elections in Assam today. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who represents the state in the Rajya Sabha since 1991, and his wife Gursharan Kaur are scheduled to cast their votes at the Dispur Government Higher Secondary School around noon.

Among the 74 candidates in the fray are AIUDF chief and sitting MP Badruddin Ajmal, Congress candidate Wazed Ali Choudhury and BJP's Debamoy Sanyal, Assam Tourism minister Chandan Brahma of BPF and sitting BPF MP S K Bwismuthiary. Polling was being held in Kokrajhar(ST), Dhubri, Barpeta, Mangaldoi, Gauhati and Nowgong.

Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur are set to cast their votes in Assam

An electorate of 94,21,977, including 48,79,424 men are expected to exercise their franchise in 11,994 polling stations. Security was tight across all six constituencies with 75 companies of security forces deployed.

A total of 117 constituencies went to the polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election on Thursday.

PTI

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