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Record voter turnout in Tripura, Assam, Goa, Sikkim tripura



New Delhi ,April 12: The fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections will take place today in Goa, Assam, Tripura and Sikkim in 7 seats. In Assam 3 seats will witness the phase two of the polls as 37 candidates are in fray.
70% voter turnout reported in Sikkim. The voter turnout was high in all the four states and electioneering was largely peaceful,  Dhirendra Ojha, director in the Election Commission, said in Delhi that Tripura's second Lok Sabha seat recorded a voter turnout of 81.8 percent, while Sikkim recorded 76 percent voter turnout. Both of Goa's seats and Assam's three seats saw 75 percent balloting, said Ojha.
Around 66 percent voters in Tripura, the majority of them tribals, cast their ballots till 2 pm  "Balloting took place in tribal reserve Tripura East constituency with no untoward incident reported so far. The polling was absolutely peaceful in the parliamentary constituency," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal told