Assam poll Updates: 70% polling recorded in 1st phase

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Guwahati, Apr 4: First phase of Assembly polls began in Assam today for 65 constituencies. Preparations were in full swing ahead of the first phase of polling. Polling began at 7 am. 539 candidates are in the fray in today's polling.

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Get all the live updates on Assam Assembly elections here:

7.00 pm: Assam poll percentage at 5 PM was 70%, more reports are trickling in: ECI.

4.20 pm: Assam records 75% voter-turnout as of 4 pm in the first phase of polls.

3.51 pm: 67 percentage polling recorded in Assam till 3 pm.

3.50 pm: Brisk voting reported in Assam for the first phase of assembly polls as people queue up outside polling stations

3.45 pm: People in Assam want development. Sure that results will be good as we(BJP) believe in development

3.37 pm: BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote

3.00 pm: An estimated 51 per cent polling was recorded till 2 pm.

1.42 pm: Assam records 45% voter-turnout as of 12:30 pm.

12.47 pm: Heavy voter turnout till noon in Assam.

11.58 am: An updated figure shows 23 percentage voter turnout till 11 am in Assam.

11.32 am: 19% voter turnout recorded till 11 am in Assam.

10.45 am: Voting for the first phase of Assam polls underway. People are seen queuing up to cast their vote in Bokakhat

9.50 am: 12% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in Assam.

9.24 am: Several polling stations were inundated due to heavy overnight rain in parts of Assam's Barak Valley.

9.17 am: We'll have to take all possible measures to develop Majuli (Assam) and make it visible in map of world: Sarbananda Sonowal.

9.10 am: Differently abled person casts his vote at a polling booth in Karbi Anglong in Assam

8.47 am: Tarun Gogoi after casting his vote, sounded confident and said 'I will be the Chief Minister'

8.32 am: Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi casts his vote

8.23 am: Tarun Gogoi arrives at a polling booth to cast his vote.

8.20 am: BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal offers prayers at a temple in Majuli

8.05 am: People queue up to cast their vote at a polling booth in Jorhat

7.44 am: Voting for first phase of Assam polls underway in Kaziranga under tight security.

7.23 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi encourages all voters to cast their votes in Assam and West Bengal today.

7.20 am: People cast their votes at a polling booth in Assam.

7.05 am: Voting begins for first phase of Assembly polls in Assam for 65 constituencies

7.00 am: Phase 1 polling begins in Assam.

6.55 am: People wait in long queues outside a polling booth in Diphu, Assam

6.45 am: Preparations underway for the first phase of polling in Assam

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