By Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar ( Assam) ,Oct 30: Nearly 77 % and 62% poll percentage were recorded in No.28 Gossaigaon and 58 Tamulpur LACs till 5 pm respectively in by-polls and polling passed off peacefully .
Eight candidates were in fray in the election contesting including Jiron Basumatary (UPPL), Dhruba Kumar Brahma Narzary (BPF), Jowel Tudu (Congress) and Khairul Anam Kandakar (AIUDF) in Gossaigaon constituency.
Till 5 pm of the polling, 76.71% poll percentage was recorded in Gossaigaon constituency amidst strict security vigil.
Tamulpur recorded 62% poll percentage till 5 pm.
UPPL candidate Jiron Basumatary cast his vote at Kashiabari High School polling centre in the early morning. BPF candidate Dhruba Kumar Brahma Narzary cast his vote at Bishuram memorial LP school, Gossaigaon in the morning.
UPPL president Pramod Boro cast his vote at Souraguri LP school polling centre under Tamulpur LAC in Baksa district.
Basumatary expressed his confidence that the party nominee from the Gossaigaon constituency will win by a huge margin as people from all sections voted in favour of his candidature.
He also assured that the party candidate will render his services for all round development of the people in his Gossaigaon LAC.
Speaking the reporters, BTR CEM and UPPL president Pramod Boro expressed his confidence that NDA backed candidates including UPPL are win in all the five constituencies with majority support.
He said that there will clear win in both Gossaigaon and Tamulpur LACs as UPPL candidates have received good public support .
He has extended sincere thanks to the chief minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, BJP president Bhabesh Kalita and several ministers of BJP and UPPL for relentless dedication during the election campaign .
Boro said that NDA alliance government was working towards the welfare and development of the citizens. in the state .
UPPL secretary and Kokrajhar East MLA Lawrence Islary claimed that NDA backed UPPL candidate Jiron Basumatary is getting last laugh from the Gossaigaon with a massive margin of votes in the by-polls. He said that both candidates in Gossaigaon and Tamulpur constituencies would emerge victorious with majority support.
Deputy Commissioner Kokrajhar Varnali Deka said that the by-polls was concluded smoothly and long queues were seen along the polling centres across the constituency.
An estimated 69.6 per cent of 7.96 lakh voters exercised their franchise in by-elections to five assembly constituencies in Assam till 5 pm on Saturday when polling ended.
Voting has been peaceful in the five seats—Gossaigaon, Bhabanipur, Tamulpur, Mariani and Thowra.
Polling was conducted with strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
The highest voter turnout of 76.71 per cent was recorded in Gossaigaon, followed by Thowra (75.07 per cent), Bhabanipur (74 per cent), Tamulpur (62 per cent) and Mariani (61.62 per cent), the official of the state Chief Electoral Officer’s office said.
No untoward incident has been reported so far from the five constituencies, the official said, adding that Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel have been deployed in 1,176 polling stations.