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Photo-rolls for Algapur by-polls

 HAILAKANDI, Jan 28 – Electoral rolls with photo of each voter would be used for the first time in Assam for voting during the bye-elections to Algapur Assembly constituency, reports PTI.

“It will be the first time when voting would be held on the basis of electoral rolls with photo of voters with their names and other details,” Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi, S Theak told PTI today.

The bye-elections to the constituency, to be held on February 24, was needed following the death of former AGP minister and sitting MLA Shahidul Alam Choudhury.

A total of 1,42,702 voters will exercise their franchise on February 24 in 117 polling stations. The counting will be held on February 28. A candidate can use Rs 16 lakh as their entire expenditure for campaigning, he said.

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