West Bengal Elections: Part 5 Polling Ends With Over 78% Turnout; TMC Writes To EC Over Mamata’s Audio Clip

Kolkata: Over 78 p.c voter turnout was recorded as West Bengal its fifth part of the meeting elections on Saturday. The voting, which started at 7 a.m., is being carried out in over 15,000 polling stations amid tight safety preparations and Covid-19 tips put in place by the Election Fee.

“At least 78.36 per cent voter turnout was registered till 5 pm on Saturday across 45 assembly constituencies of West Bengal where voting was held for the fifth phase,” the Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab mentioned.

In line with experiences, Jalpaiguri witnessed the very best polling share (81.73), adopted by Purba Bardhaman (81.72), Nadia (81.57), North 24 Parganas (74.83), Darjeeling (74.31) and Kalimpong (69.56).

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Safety preparations have been elevated for this part in view of the violence in Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar, throughout voting within the fourth part the place 4 individuals have been killed within the firing of the central forces. The Election Fee has deployed 33 normal observers, 16 expenditure observers and 12 police observers for this part. 

There have been, nevertheless, experiences of violence from Nadia and North 24 Parganas as voting started earlier within the day however the polling has been largely peaceable to date.

The ladies and first-time voters turned up in large numbers to train their proper to franchise on this part the place voting is on for 45 meeting constituencies, together with 16 seats in North 24 Parganas, eight every in Purba Bardhaman and Nadia, seven in Jalpaiguri, 5 in Darjeeling, and one in Kalimpong district.

In the meantime, Trinamool Congress (TMC) wrote to the Election Fee for allegedly recording and releasing an audio clip of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with the celebration’s Sitalkuchi MLA candidate Partha Pratim Roy.

Within the purported clip, Banerjee could be heard speaking to the TMC candidate, allegedly asking him to carry rallies with the our bodies of the 4 individuals who have been killed by the safety forces in Cooch Behar district’s Sitalkuchi constituency, news company PTI reported.

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This part is essential for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC), which is aiming to higher its tally of 32 seats received within the final meeting elections. The Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) leaders, together with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah, have campaigned extensively for this part in a bid to make sure the saffron celebration’s victory within the TMC-ruled state.

Over 78 p.c voter turnout was recorded within the fourth part. West Bengal is voting in eight phases this time. The outcomes will probably be declared on Might 2.

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