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BTC polls Counting of votes today


GUWAHATI, Dec 11 - Counting of votes for the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) polls that concluded on Thursday will be held tomorrow. The polls were held in two phases in four districts of Udalguri, Baksa, Kokrajhar and Chirang.

State Election Commission sources said counting will start from 8 am and will be held in ten subdivisonal headquarters in the four districts � Kokrajhar, Gossaigaon, Parbatjhora, Chirang, Bijni, Tamulpur, Bhergaon, Udalguri, Salbari and Mushalpur.

The two-phase polls recorded an overall 77.9 per cent polling. Compared to earlier elections, the voters turnout this time was quite high

The BPF, BJP, UPPL, Congress and AIUDF are the major parties contesting the polls which had a total of 243 candidates in the fray.

The elections witnessed high-voltage campaign with war of words between the BPF and BJP leaders. The elections were by and large peaceful barring some minor incidents of violence.

In the first phase, polling was held for 21 constituencies in Udalguri and Baksa districts.

The second phase witnessed polling for 19 constituencies in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts.

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