Assembly elections: Voters line up to cast their ballot in Assam, West Bengal

Voters in Assam thronged polling booths to cast their vote on the second and final phase of assembly election in Kamrup district on Monday. PIB

Voters in Assam thronged polling booths to cast their vote on the second and final phase of assembly election in Kamrup district on Monday. Image Courtesy: PIB

Voters wait in a queue to cast votes at a polling station during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

Voters wait in a queue to cast votes at a polling station during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

Amid reports of stray violence from various parts of the state, over 70 per cent votes were cast till 3 pm in 61 assembly constituencies of Assam to decide the fate of 525 contestants. AFP

Amid reports of stray violence from various parts of the state, over 70 per cent votes were cast till 3 pm in 61 assembly constituencies of Assam to decide the fate of 525 contestants. AFP

Voters wait in queues to cast votes at a polling station during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

Voters wait in queues to cast votes at a polling station during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

In a first, a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine was introduced in ten Assam constituencies, including Guwahati under Kamrup (Metro) district. AFP

In a first, a Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine was introduced in ten Assam constituencies, including Guwahati under Kamrup (Metro) district. AFP

Women show their voter cards before casting votes at a polling booth during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

Women show their voter cards before casting votes at a polling booth during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

Among those in the fray on Monday are cabinet ministers Rakibul Hussain, Chandan Sarkar and Nazrul Islam from Congress, AGP leader and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and BJP national spokesman Sidhartha Bhattacharya. PIB

Among those in the fray on Monday were cabinet ministers Rakibul Hussain, Chandan Sarkar and Nazrul Islam from Congress, AGP leader and former chief minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta and BJP national spokesman Sidhartha Bhattacharya. Image courtesy: PIB

There are a total of 1,04,35,277 voters eligible to cast their ballot in the second phase. Of these, 50,440,51 voters are women and 22 are third gender. PIB

There are a total of 1,04,35,277 voters eligible to cast their ballot in the second phase. Of these, 50,440,51 voters are women and 22 are third gender. Image courtesy: PIB

Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes at a polling booth during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

Voters wait in a long queue to cast votes at a polling booth during the state assembly elections in Kharagpur, West Bengal on Monday. PTI

The final phase of Assembly polls closed with 82.02 % of voter turnout at 5 pm. AFP

The final phase of the Assembly polls closed with 82.02 % of voter turnout at 5 pm. Image Courtesy AFP


Updated Date: Apr 11, 2016 21:30 PM

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