Northeast bypolls witness high voters' turnout

According to official sources, the turnout in Assam was 74.14 per cent, Meghalaya 79.83 per cent and Arunachal Pradesh 90.74 per cent.

Published: 21st October 2019 06:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2019 06:45 PM   |  A+A-

Voters stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station for by-polls under Rangapara constituency of Assam. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

GUWAHATI: A high voters’ turnout was recorded in the by-elections to six Assembly segments in the Northeast on Monday.

According to official sources, the turnout in Assam was 74.14 per cent, Meghalaya 79.83 per cent and Arunachal Pradesh 90.74 per cent.

Four constituencies such as Sonari, Ratabari, Rangapara and Jania in Assam, Shella in Meghalaya and Khonsa West in Arunachal went to the polls.

The by-elections in Assam were necessitated as the sitting MLAs got elected to Lok Sabha. The by-polls in one seat of Arunachal and another in Meghalaya were held due to the deaths of sitting MLAs.

The polling in all seats passed off peacefully.

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