FIR Filed Against Tarun Gogoi for Violating Code
Turnout in Assam 82% 79% Voting in Bengal
^Provisional; * Corresponding Seats; Phase 1/1(A); **Lok Sabha Corresponding Segments Guwahati | New Delhi: The returningofficerof KamrupMetropolitanhas filed a first investigation report against Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi for alleged violation of model code of conduct. The measure came after the CM at a news conference in Guwahati on Monday morning accused the Election Commission of bias. The case has been filed under Section 126 of Representation of People Act,withECsayingsuchanewsconference was not allowed when polling was on. The section carries a two-year jail term, or penalty, or both.
According to the Assam EC, over 82% in 61 constituencies voted till 5 pm. The first phase of polling in 65 assembly seats on April 4 had also recorded close to 80% polling. The high turnout has boosted the confidence of the Opposition alliance led by the BJP. The party’s state unit president Sarbananda Sonowal said it indicated that change is imminent in Assam.
In West Bengal, an estimated 79.51% polling was recorded in West Bengal, EC sources said in Delhi. Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from polling booths in Jamuria constituencyinBurdwan.ACPMagent was injured after he was allegedly beaten up by Trinamool workers and prevented from entering a polling booth, though TMC denied the allegation.