Assam votes in 3rd phase Lok Sabha polls

Guwahati, April 23: Voting for the third phase of polling for the four Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam began at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, election officials said. Polls are being held across 9,577 polling centres in the Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Barpeta and Dhubri constituencies. A total of 74,77,062 eligible voters including 36,61,570 females and 157 third gender voters are expected to seal the fate of 54 candidates.

Seventeen candidates are in the fray for Guwahati, 15 for Dhubri, 13 for Barpeta and nine for Kokrajhar. In Assam, 10 Lok Sabha constituencies have already gone to the polls -- five each in the first and second phase of polling held on April 11 and April 18. 

(IANS)