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36.02% voter turnout until 11.30 am in fifth stage of Bengal polls

36.02% voter turnout until 11.30 am in fifth stage of Bengal polls


West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 36.02% until 11.30 am across 45 constituencies in 6 districts through the fifth period of the point out Assembly polls.

Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am right now amid tight safety.

The best polling percentage until 11:30 am has been observed in the Jamalpur constituency in the Purba Bardhaman district with 44.21%.

Meanwhile, the lowest voter turnout has been witnessed at the Kamarhati constituency with 19%.

At several locations, voters were being viewed without having masks amid the resurgent coronavirus, elevating fears. The stability forces ensured social distancing at the booths, even though poll officials provided masks, hand sanitisers and polythene gloves to the voters.

BJP agent dies inside polling booth in Kamarhati

A Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) polling agent died within a booth in Kamarhati although voting was underway for the fifth period of West Bengal Assembly polls on Saturday.

“His identify is Abhijeet Samanta. No one assisted him, there is no facility for remedy here,” the brother of the deceased BJP polling agent advised ANI.

Yet another BJP employee stated, “We do not know what particularly took place as we are not authorized in a radius of 200 metres. I went with h2o following looking at him lying on the ground.”

In the meantime, the Election Fee has sought a report more than the unexpected loss of life of the BJP polling agent at booth selection 107 in Kamarhati on Saturday.

Law enforcement Commissioner Ajoy Nanda frequented various polling booths in the Kamarhati Assembly constituency in the North 24 Paraganas district. “Elections are underway peacefully. We are ensuring free of charge and honest elections,” Nanda advised reporters.

ITBP personnel have been viewed helping senior citizens and bodily challenged voters to achieve polling stations in Ranaghat.

Polling is underway in a total of 45 constituencies masking the districts of Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and a section of Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Purba Bardhaman in the fifth section. A complete of 319 candidates, which includes 39 women are in the fray in Stage-V.

There are 15,789 polling stations specified for this stage. The security for this phase has been beefed up with the deployment of 1,071 firms of central forces for ensuring a tranquil election.

The voting for the sixth stage will be held on 22 April.

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