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14 out of northeast's 25 LS seats to vote on Thursday

IANS  |  Guwahati 

A total of 14 parliamentary constituencies out of 25 in India's eight northeastern states will vote in the first phase of polls, along with 77 in the rest of the country, on Thursday.

Along with the polls, assembly polls will also be held simultaneously for the 60-member Assembly and the 32-member Assembly on Thursday, officials said.

The 14 constituencies that are going to polls on Thursday include five - Tezpur, Kaliabar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur - in Assam, as well as both constituencies of (Arunachal West and Arunachal East) and (Shillong and Tura) and the lone seats of Mizoram, and

The other two are one each of and Tripura's two parliamentary constituencies - Outer and West, respectively.

Data from the office of the Chief Electoral Officers in the eight states said that a total of 146 candidates are in the fray - 41 candidates for the five constituencies in Assam, 31 candidates for the two seats in Arunachal Pradesh, 26 for the two seats in Meghalaya, 18 candidates for one seat in Tripura, eight candidates in Manipur, 12 candidates in Sikkim, six candidates in and four candidates in

A total of 184 candidates are in the fray for the election to the Assembly and 150 candidates in

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 20:28 IST
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