May 26, 2024


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75% voter turnout recorded in seventh phase of West Bengal elections

The seventh phase of West Bengal assembly polls was held peacefully with an approximated voter turnout of 75.06 for every cent until five pm on Monday, in accordance to the Election Fee.

Voting commenced at seven am on Monday amid restricted safety and concluded at six pm.

Voting was held in 11,376 polling stations spread across 34 assembly constituencies in five districts.

Among the the 34 constituencies that went to polls in Period-VII, six are in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, nine in Murshidabad, nine in Paschim Bardhaman and four in Kolkata.

Among the the five districts, Murshidabad recorded the maximum voter turnout of eighty.37 for every cent until five pm. The most affordable voter turnout was noticed in Kolkata South with 60.03 for every cent.

Constituency-intelligent, Raninagar in the Murshidabad district recorded the maximum voter turnout of eighty four.35 for every cent followed by Bhagabangola at 83.fifty for every cent. Rashbehari constituency in Kolkata witnessed the most affordable voter turnout at 55.93 for every cent.

As a lot of as 268 candidates, like 37 gals, were being in the fray in this phase of the assembly elections.

In Period-VII, there were being 81,88,907 voters, like 39,88,239 gals and 221 of the third gender. The total variety of PwD electors and electors above eighty yrs of age are fifty,919 and 1,01,689 respectively. A total of 11,376 Ballot Units (BUs), 11,376 Manage Units (CUs) and 11,376 VVPATs were being used in this phase of polling.

5982 out of 11,376 polling stations were being monitored are living by webcasting.

Briefing the mediapersons, Main Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal, Aariz Aftab stated, “The Fee expresses gratitude to all stakeholders specially the voters for their enthusiastic and fearless participation in the election course of action these days. Fee notably thanks PwD electors, senior citizens, provider voters for having element in elections honoring COVID protocol norms. For the basic safety of the voters and the election officials, it was ensured that the polling stations were being sanitized a single day prior to poll and the facility of thermal scanning, hand sanitisers, facial area masks were being also designed offered at the polling stations. Good preparations for social distancing were being place in put.”

“The Fee also acknowledges the companies of the overall electoral machinery like polling staff members on duty, safety personnel, supervisory staff members, Observers, Special Observers, Railway Authorities, enforcement companies and also the overall health authorities for making thorough preparations and dedicatedly doing the job in the direction of prosperous carry out of cost-free, honest, transparent and secure elections inspite of pandemic. The Fee solicits energetic cooperation, near collaboration and constructive partnership from all stakeholders like media for offering sleek and peaceful elections,” extra the CEO.

Ruling TMC and BJP contested on all 34 seats. Congress, the Remaining functions and the Indian Secular Entrance (ISF) have forged an alliance and are contesting underneath the banner of Sanyukta Morcha. Out of the 34 seats in this round, Congress received eighteen in its share, CPI(M) received twelve, RSP three, AIFB received a single and ISF received four seats. Bahujan Samaj Bash (BSP) also tried out its luck and fielded 25 candidates.

Polling for the eighth and last phase will be held on April 29 while the counting of votes will choose put on May two.

(Only the headline and photograph of this report could have been reworked by the Business enterprise Conventional staff members the rest of the material is car-produced from a syndicated feed.)

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