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Assam Election 2021 LIVE: 72.1% polling recorded till 6 pm, says ECI

Assam Election 2021 LIVE updates: Around 8,109,815 voters will decide the fate of 264 candidates which includes big shots like Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Election 2021 LIVE updates: The voting for the 47 constituencies in Phase-1 is underway today. Around 37 per cent voters have cast their ballots so far in the first phase of the election 2021. Men and women in large numbers queued up in front of the polling stations well before the voting started at 7 am.

Polling will continue till 6 p.m as the Election Commission extended the time by an hour in view of the Covid-19 induced situations.

Around 8,109,815 voters will decide the fate of 264 candidates which includes big shots like Chief Minister Sarbananada Sonowal, Atul Bora, Akhil Gogoi and Ripun Bora. As many as 37 incumbent MLAs are re-contesting in the phase 1 elections 2021, comprising 24 from BJP, 6 from and AGP (Asom Gana Parishad) and one from AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front). There are 23 women candidates and 78 independents in the fray for the first phase polls. Of the 81,09,815 voters, 40,77,210 are males, 40,32,481 are females and 124 are transgenders.

Some of the important seats to watch out for in Phase 1 of assembly elections in Assam are Majuli, where state CM Sarbananda Sonowal is contesting. Assam President Ripun Bora is fighting from Gohpur. Jailed farmers' rights activist and president of newly formed Raijor Dal Akhil Gogoi is in the fray from Sibsagar.

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