The first phase of polling for the Assam elections is currently underway, with voters in 47 out of the state's 126 constituencies exercising their franchise today. Among the celebs who exercised their voting right, was Milind Soman’s wife Ankita Konwar. Ankita, who is a fitness enthusiast like Milind Soman, took to social media to share her experience of registering her vote. Sharing a picture flaunting her inked finger, she wrote ‘Long Live Republic’ and urged her followers to use their 'power’ and vote. She shared another selfie with her companions from the polling booth, flaunting their inked fingers and using the hashtag ‘voted.’
The first phase of the Assam elections is being held on Saturday, while the other two phases are to be held on April 1 and April 6. 47 constituencies are going to polls in the first phase out of the 126-strength Assam assembly. The ruling BJP-AGP alliance seeks to keep the Congress-led opposition grand alliance and the newly formed Assam Jatiya Parishad (AJP) at bay to emerge victorious. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal seemed confident after voting around 11 am in Dibrugar. 'The BJP and its alliance partners will win again and return to power in Assam. People have seen the performance of our government in the last five years,' he said after casting his vote as 25.88 per cent voting was registered in the first four hours of voting.