Guwahati/Panaji, Apr 12 UNI | 3 months ago

A heavy voter turnout was witnessed in Phase IV polling in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam, Goa, Sikkim and Tripura.

Nearly 55 per cent of the electoral college exercised their franchise till 1400 hours in three Assam constituencies.

The withdrawal of an indefinite bandh in Karbi Anglong district, which forms part of Autonomous District constituency (generally referred to as Diphu constituency), by tribal militants encouraged voter turnout.

Karimganj recorded 65 per cent voter turnout, Silchar 55 per Bent and Diphu 50 per cent.

Brisk polling was registered till noon in East Tripura tribal reserved constituency which rose to 59 per cent by 1400 hrs.

About 80 per cent voter turnout was registered in Sikkim till 1530 hours for the 32-member Assembly and a lone Lok Sabha seat.

An average 43 per cent turnout was recorded till noon in both north and south Goa constituencies. Voting started at a brisk pace. Breakdown of EVM delayed voting at Cazur Netrawali polling station.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)