MANGALDAI, April 19 - The no. 8 Mangaldai Lok Sabha parliamentary constituency, comprising 10 Assembly segments scattered in four different districts, has recorded an overall poll percentage of 82.73%. It is a very narrow increase of just over one per cent compared to the figure of 81.50% recorded in the previous Lok Sabha poll in 2014 .
Out of the overall turnout of 82.73%, minority-dominated 68 Dalgaon LAC segment in Darrang district expectedly recorded the highest polling percentage of 90.85.
On the other hand, 64 Panery LAC under Udalguri district recorded the lowest of 77% voter turnout. Significantly, all the three LACs in Udalguri Election District, namely, Panery, 69 Udalguri and 70 Majbat under the power of Bodoland Peoples� Front (BPF), an alliance partner of the ruling BJP, have recorded less poll turnout than the polling percentage recorded in the last Lok Sabha election.
Similarly, the overall average poll percentage in the four Assembly segments under Mangaldai Election District have recorded a decrease of almost three per cent to that of the polling percentage of 2016 Assembly election.
The average percentage of poll turnout in all the 10 Assembly segments of the HPC as per official record available are as follows � 56 Kamalpur � 80.7, 57 Rangiya � 81.3, 59 Nalbari � 84.26, 64 Panery � 77 , 65 Kalaigon � 82.42, 66 Sipajhar � 82.34, 67 Mangaldai (SC) 86.29, 68 Dalgaon � 90.85, 69 Udalguri � 78.62 and 70 Majbat � 77.61.
Meanwhile, all the polling personnel along with the security personnel engaged in as many as 1065 polling booths under Mangaldai Election District returned to the temporary strong room campus at Mangaldai College late Thursday night. They were well received at the campus and served dinner. Later, they were sent to the areas of their respective residents in vehicles arranged in an well-organised manner.
Assistant Commissioner Nayanjyoti Pathak, officials and staff of the District Transport Department including District Transport Officer Kumar Sanjeev Krishna and Motor Vehicle Inspector Padma Lochan Hazarika were seen supervising the vehicular traffic till late at night. Meanwhile, unlike Thursday afternoon, no complaints of mismanagement in the dining hall was received from any polling personnel at night.
It may be mentioned here that a large number of polling personnel had alleged gross mismanagement during lunch on Thursday including long delay in supply of food and poor quality of meals about which reports were published in a section of the media including The Assam Tribune.