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.
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
People in Assam want development.Sure that results will be good as we(BJP) believe in development:Sarbananda Sonowal pic.twitter.com/zvKrtGbCZg— ANI (@ANI_news) April 4, 2016
3.37 pm: BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote
Dibrugarh (Assam): BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Assam Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote pic.twitter.com/lU2iscGdgs— ANI (@ANI_news) April 4, 2016
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.
Urging all those voting in West Bengal & Assam today to vote in large numbers. Young friends in particular must exercise their franchise.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2016
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