MUSHALPUR, Dec 7 - Polling passed off peacefully in the first phase of BTC election held today in Mushalpur subdivision with approximate 79 per cent turnout. Voting started at 7.30 am in Mushalpur, Dihira, Koklabari and Baganpara BTC seats under Mushalpur subdivison of Baksa district.
Ansumwi Khungur Boro of BPF and Rakesh Brahma of UPPL cast their votes at Mushalpur MV School asserting that they would win the poll and their parties will form the next government in the BTC.
In no. 23 Dihira (Open) BTC seat, Rajesh Baral of BPF cast his vote at Nikashi LP School, Independent Moon Singh Brahma and Jagadish Ramchiary of UPPL cast their votes at Dihira MV School, and Constestine Tirkey of BJP cast his vote at Dumuni Bagan Centre.
In no. 25 Baganpara BTC seat Phalindra Basumatary of BPF cast his vote at Moithabari LP School centre, BJP candidate Arati Bordoloi cast her vote at Khagrabari Arunodoy High School and Katiram Boro of UPPL, Trishna Medhi of GSP, Sarojani Basumatary of VPI and Independent candidate Diju Boro cast their votes in their respective centres.
In no. 22 Koklabari BTC seat, Mridul Deka of GSP, Pramod Boro, president of UPPL and Dhiren Boro of BPF cast their votes.
Ranjan Sarma, election officer of Baksa Election District thanked the voters for the unprecedented peaceful voting here. Though no sporadic incident of violence has been reported, some anomalies surfaced in no. 30 polling station under no. 24 Mushalpur BTC seat.
In no. 515 Digheli LP School, 47 voters were deprived of voting as their names were shown deleted in voters� list. The voters staged a demonstration at the polling station and tried to stop voting.
According to the Election Officer in Mushalpur subdivision no. 22 Koklabari BTC seat recorded a turnout of 81 per cent, no. 23 Dihira (Open) BTC seat recorded a turnout of 76 per cent, no. 24 Mushalpur BTC seat recorded a turnout of 78 and no. 25 Baganapara BTC seat recorded a turnout of 75 per cent.