GUWAHATI, April 20 - The turnout among female voters was higher than that of their male counterparts in 15 of the total 39 Legislative Assembly Constituency (LAC) segments in the five Lok Sabha seats of Assam which went to the polls in the second phase.
Of the five Lok Sabha constituencies, Mangaldoi comprises 10 LACs, Nagaon has nine LACs, Karimganj has eight, Silchar has seven, and the Autonomous District (Diphu) seat is made up of five LACs.
Out of the five LAC segments in Diphu, four reported a higher turnout of female voters and only one saw better participation of male voters on polling day. In Diphu Lok Sabha constituency, the female voter turnout was higher in Bokajan, Howraghat, Baithalangso and Diphu LAC segments.
Of the eight LAC segments in Karimganj, one (Karimganj North) reported a higher voter turnout among the female electorate compared to males.
In Silchar, four out of seven LAC segments � Katigorah, Dholai, Silchar and Lakhipur � registered higher female voter turnout compared to the polling percentage registered by the male electorate.
In Mangaldoi, voter turnout among females was higher than among males in two � Panery and Udalguri � of the 10 LAC segments.
Of the nine LAC segments in Nagaon, the turnout of female voters was higher compared to that of males in four segments � Morigaon, Jamunamukh, Hojai and Lumding.
Overall, taking into account the entire constituency area, the turnout of female voters was higher than of males in Silchar, Diphu and Nagaon Lok Sabha seats.
In the other two parliamentary constituencies � Karimganj and Mangaldoi � the total voter turnout was higher among the male electorate compared to females.
The overall voter turnout in Karimganj stood at 79.08 per cent. Of the eight LAC segments comprising the constituency, Algapur reported the highest turnout of 83.52 per cent, followed by Patharkandi (80.61 per cent), Badarpur (80.48 per cent), Ratabari (79.45 per cent), Katlicherra (79.10 per cent), Karimganj South (79.07 per cent), Hailakandi (75.98 per cent) and Karimganj North (75.23 per cent).
Silchar reported an overall turnout of 79.40 per cent. Of the seven LAC segments comprising the constituency, the highest polling of 83.82 per cent was reported at Katigorah, followed by Udharbond (81.39 per cent), Borkhola (81.22 per cent), Dholai (79.96 per cent), Sonai (78.92 per cent), Silchar (76.81 per cent) and Lakhipur (74.41 per cent).
The final turnout for Diphu Lok Sabha seat stood at 77.47 per cent. Of the five LAC segments in the constituency, the maximum polling of 79.37 per cent took place at Bokajan, followed by Howraghat (78.46 per cent), Baithalangso (77.89 per cent), Haflong (77.71 per cent) and Diphu (74.77 per cent).
Overall polling was 83.60 per cent in the Mangaldoi Lok Sabha seat. Among the 10 LAC segments comprising the constituency, the turnout was highest at Dalgaon with 90.85 per cent, followed by Mangaldoi (86.29 per cent), Nalbari (84.26 per cent), Mazbat (83.36 per cent), Kalaigaon (82.42 per cent), Sipajhar (82.34 per cent), Rangiya (81.56 per cent), Kamalpur (80.80 per cent), Panery (80.34 per cent) and Udalguri (79.80 per cent).
The overall voter turnout in Nagaon parliamentary seat stood at 83.24 per cent. Of the nine LAC segments comprising the constituency, Hojai reported the highest turnout of 85.74 per cent, followed by Laharighat (85.23 per cent), Jamunamukh (84.57 per cent), Lumding (84.05 per cent), Raha (83.69 per cent), Nagaon (82.49 per cent), Jagiroad (81.87 per cent), Morigoan (80.80 per cent) and Barhampur (79.76 per cent).