GUWAHATI, Dec 5 - Around 65 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the panchayat election in Kamrup (Metro) district, with officials informing that at some polling stations voting was still continuing till the evening.
“As per our record, polling is still continuing at 44 stations in Khetri, Azara and Sonapur areas of the district. At other centres, some officials have already handed over the ballot boxes in the strong room and some others are on their way back from the polling stations,” Commissioner of Police Pradip Chandra Saloi told The Assam Tribune around 7 pm.
According to Commissioner Saloi no untoward incident was reported from any part of the district throughout the day, despite some low key protests by people whose names were left out of the voter list.
Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (Metro) district Virendra Mittal said, “Polling was held in a very peaceful manner in the district. The voter turnout also was very good. Till now we have not received any information about any unlawful activity from any part of the district.”
District Election Officer of Kamrup (Metro) district Jimli Saikia Kakaty while talking to The Assam Tribune, stated that polling was held at every station of the district without any untoward incident. There was no need for any re-poll at any station, she said. She also stated that the Election Commission would declare the date of re-polling for the two seats of gaon panchayat members where there were no candidates.
According to official sources, polling was held at 256 polling stations for six zila parishad member posts, 21 anchalik panchayat member posts, 21 gaon panchayat president posts and 210 gaon panchayat member posts in the district.