Tea garden residents in huge numbers cast vote in Dibrugarh 

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HT Correspondent

 Dibrugarh, March 27: Tea garden voters came in large numbers in polling booths of upper Assam Dibrugarh to cast their votes.

“From 6 am we were standing and finally we have casted our votes. Our polling station was at Chalkhowa polling station. Those who formed the next government in Assam should take care of us,” said Panchima Boraik.

Tea tribe people are always been deciding factor in the upper Assam area and this time they have come out in numbers to caste vote.

Renuka Urang, a first time voter expressed her happiness after casting her vote at Chalkhowa primary school pooling station.

“I am happy because for the first time I have casted vote. I want development of our tea tribe people,” Urang said.

Overall, the polling has been peaceful in Dibrugarh and no untoward incident has been reported so far.

Polling percentage of 7 LACs under Dibrugarh district till 6pm. 115 Moran 75%, 116 Dibrugarh 74.67%, 117 Lahoal 77%,118 Duliajan 77%, 119 Tingkhong 74%, 120 Naharkatia 77%,121 Chabua 76.5% till the filing of the report.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal cast his vote in 161 No polling booth at Sahityarathi Lakhminath Brzbaruah bhawan in Dibrugarh. After that he left for Majuli.

Talking to media persons, CM Sonowal said, “Voters have come out in large numbers to cast their vote. We are sure that we will get 100 plus seats and formed the government,”

There are total 10,70,188 electorates  in 7 assembly constituencies in Dibrugarh district out of which 531,513 are males, 538,672 females and 3 transgenders.

There are 1,514 polling stations in the district including 1,286 original polling stations and 228 auxiliary polling stations in 867 locations. 5 polling stations have been marked as vulnerable and 7 as critical.

As many as 7,268 polling personnel has been deployed on duty in the district including 1,817 presiding officers and equal numbers of 1st, 2nd and 3rd polling officers.

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