Assam polls: 25 percent voting recorded till 12 pm
GUWAHATI: Deciding the fate of 539 candidates in 65 seats Assam goes first phase of Assembly polls. Till 12 pm, Assam recorded 25 voter turnout.
Despite a hot and humid day in most parts of the state, people were seen making beelines in front of polling booths to caste vote in the most interesting assembly polls ever.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while voicing confidence that the people would elect a Congress government in Assam, cast his vote at 11 am in Titabor constituency in Jorhat district.
Sporting a Gandhi cap, Tarun Gogoi stood in the queue with other voters along with his wife Dolly Gogoi, son Gaurav Gogoi, who is an MP, and brother Deep Gogoi at the polling station in Debicharan Baruah Girls High School.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said only his party has brought change for the better through development in the state, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "failed" to fulfil his promises.
Talking to reporters after casting his vote, Gogoi said, "People want change for the better and not change for the worse."
The stakes are high for key national and regional players. The ruling BJP has a winning chance only in Assam, where it has stitched an alliance with the Asom Gana Parishad and the Bodoland People's Front. The saffron party likes to see this as an "indigenous people's" alliance.
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