First phase of Bodoland Territorial Council elections underway

Ten constituencies in Udalguri and 11 in Baksa will go to polls in the first phase of the Bodoland Territorial Council elections on Monday in which 132 candidates are in the fray out of which 60 candidates are from Udalguri.

The administrations of Udalguri and Baksa districts have geared up fully to ensure a smooth, free and fair elections following all the COVID protocols .The polling personnel are being provided with mask,face shield and sanitizer and each voter will have to undergo thermal scanning.

Security has been tightened to ensure peaceful conduct of the polls.

In the second phase on December 10, two BTAD districts namely Kokrajhar and Chirang will go to polls.

A total of 23,82,036 voters, including 11,79,020 women, will exercise their franchise in both first and second phases of the polls to the 40-member council.

The main electoral battle is between BPF BJP and UPPL. BPF led by Hagrama Mohilary is seeking to retain power for the fourth consecutive term.

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