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Assam final phase polls tomorrow, PM to cast vote in Guwahati

Guwahati: Six constituencies will go to poll tomorrow in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Assam to decide the fate of 74 candidates.  Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been representing

PTI [ Updated: April 23, 2014 14:39 IST ]
assam final phase polls tomorrow pm to cast vote in guwahati
assam final phase polls tomorrow pm to cast vote in guwahati

Guwahati: Six constituencies will go to poll tomorrow in the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Assam to decide the fate of 74 candidates.  


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been representing Assam in the Rajya Sabha since 1991, and his wife Gursharan Kaur are scheduled to arrive here tomorrow and cast their votes at Dispur Government Higher Secondary School around noon.

Polling will be held to decide the fate of 74 candidates, including nine women, in Kokrajhar(ST), Dhubri, Barpeta, Mangaldoi, Gauhati and Nowgong spread over the districts of Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Nalbari, Baksa, Chirang, Darrang, Udalguri, Morigaon, Nagaon, Kamrup (Metro) and Kamrup(Rural).

Guwahati Senior Superintendent of Police (City) A K Tewary said the SPG had chalked out an elaborate security arrangement for the Prime Minister and his wife.  

Security has been tightened across all six constituencies, particularly in Kokrajhar district, where the NDFB(S) is active and sporadic incidents of pre-poll violence occurred with 75 companies of security forces being deployed.  

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