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66 pc voters turnout in KAAC poll

Press Trust of India  |  Diphu (Assam) 

An estimated 66 per cent voters today exercised their franchise to elect 26 representatives to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC). The polling percentage was expected to rise as reports from the remote areas were yet to come in, official sources said. Heavy rains marred polling in the early hours though it picked up later in the day. There were no reports of any untoward incident from any part of the district. Polling was held in 813 polling booths of which 242 were categorised as very sensitive and 268 as sensitive. Repolling, if any, will be held on June 20 while the counting will take place on June 22. The KAAC has 30 members, of which 26 are elected and four are nominated by the Governor. Of the 26 seats for which the polls will be conducted, 10 are in Diphu sub-division, nine in Hamren and seven in Bokajan.

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 18:57 IST