Voting for the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) elections has begun.
Voting began at 7:30am on Thursday in as many as 18 TAC constituencies in Morigaon district and will culminate at 4:30pm.
Around 1.43 lakh voters are expected to exercise their franchise throughout the day on Thursday in the first phase of the TAC elections.
Notably, of the total 19 constituencies in Morigaon district, BJP’s Moni Ram Pator has already been elected to the Council unopposed. From the Gobha seat.
Voting for the remaining 18 seats in Morigaon district is underway.
Voting is underway in 187 polling stations across the district maintaining COVID-19 protocols.
Of the total 187 polling stations, 119 have been earmarked as sensitive.
To ensure hassle-free and fair elections as many as 5 companies of paramilitary forces haves been deployed in the district.
Notably, as a precautionary measure, the Kamrup-Metro district administration had already declared Thursday as a ‘dry day’ in certain parts of the district, prohibiting sale, consumption and possession of liquor.