Election Commission postpones Panchayat polls in Assam

January 3rd, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin  

Guwahati, Jan 3 (ANI): The State Election Commission has postponed Panchayat polls in Assams Goalpara District which were scheduled for January 4 and January 9.
The second phase of panchayat election was scheduled to be held in six districts of middle and lower Assam, comprising Sonitpur, Kamrup Metro, Kamrup Rural and parts of Barpeta, Morigaon and Nagaon on January 4.
The EC took the decision following Wednesdays police firing on a violent mob that claimed seven lives, besides wounding 20 in Lakhipur and Bhalukdubi areas of the district.
Curfew was imposed in the Lakhipur area and the army staged a flag march. The situation is now under control.
Re-polling in 37 booths, where voting took place during the first phase of election in Upper Assam Districts on December 31, has now been fixed for January 8.
The third phase of Panchayat polls will be held on January 9 and the last phase on January 24.
Counting of votes will take place on January 28. (ANI)

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