MORIGAON, Dec 17 - Around 75 per cent polling was reported in 18 seats of the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) in Morigaon district, the elections to which were held by and large peacefully today. The District Election Control Cell informed that the polling percentage may go up as people are still casting their votes in different polling stations.
The highest turnout of 80 percent was recorded in the Charipunia-Chabukdhar polling station while Nakula recorded the lowest voting percentage of 67. Former CEM of TAC (now Morigaon MLA) Ramakanta Deuri cast his vote in the Na Dal Bori LP School centre, while the outgoing CEM Paban Manta cast his vote at the Kanaklata LP School centre in Morigaon. The ballot boxes will be kept at the strong room set up in Morigaon College. The counting of votes will take place on December 19.
A Correspondent adds from Nagaon: Around 67.57 percent voters exercised their franchise in Nagaon district to elect their representatives in 10 constituencies in the Tiwa Autonomous Council election held today.
According to sources in the Nagaon district information and public relations office, the voting percentage is expected to increase as many voters are still queuing up at many polling stations and the exact figures are yet to be received from those centres.
Significantly, no incident of violence or any other inconvenience has been reported during the polling till the filing of this report, sources said.