Guwahati, 3 Jan : The revised and updated electoral rolls for the 2011 Assembly elections in Assam have brought into light many disturbing trends. The rise in minority dominated districts remains unusual. Against the average rise of 3.29 per cent voters in one year in the State as a whole, it has been abnormally four to seven per cent in the minority dominated districts. The total number of voters as on date in the State, according to the Election Commission, is 1,79,53,112 which as enumerated before the Parliamentary elections of 2009 was 1,74,43,619 voters, an increase of 5,71,445 voters just in one year.
More alarming is for places such as Karbi Anglong, which is not normal as traditionally the hill areas is not affected by this problem. The rolls show quite an alarming rise in the districts of Dhubri (6.81 per cent), Goalpara (4.83 per cent), Hailakandi (4.56 per cent), Karimganj (3.58 per cent), Nagaon (3.96 per cent) and Barpeta (4.07 per cent). Other districts which are witnessing demographic upset are Bongaigaon (6.79 per cent), Kamrup (5.20 per cent), Udalgiri (3.90 per cent), Darrang (4.41 per cent), Dhemaji (4.50 per cent) and Karbi Anglong (4.11 per cent).