The seventh stage of West Bengal assembly polls was held peacefully with an approximated voter turnout of seventy five.06 for every cent until 5 pm on Monday, in accordance to the Election Fee.
Voting began at 7 am on Monday amid limited protection and concluded at 6 pm.
Voting was held in 11,376 polling stations distribute throughout 34 assembly constituencies in five districts.
Amid the 34 constituencies that went to polls in Section-VII, six are in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, 9 in Murshidabad, 9 in Paschim Bardhaman and 4 in Kolkata.
Amid the five districts, Murshidabad recorded the greatest voter turnout of eighty.37 for every cent until 5 pm. The least expensive voter turnout was noticed in Kolkata South with 60.03 for every cent.
Constituency-intelligent, Raninagar in the Murshidabad district recorded the greatest voter turnout of 84.35 for every cent followed by Bhagabangola at eighty three.50 for every cent. Rashbehari constituency in Kolkata witnessed the least expensive voter turnout at 55.ninety three for every cent.
As quite a few as 268 candidates, such as 37 girls, ended up in the fray in this stage of the assembly elections.
In Section-VII, there ended up eighty one,88,907 voters, such as 39,88,239 girls and 221 of the 3rd gender. The total quantity of PwD electors and electors around eighty several years of age are 50,919 and one,01,689 respectively. A total of 11,376 Ballot Models (BUs), 11,376 Handle Models (CUs) and 11,376 VVPATs ended up applied in this stage of polling.
5982 out of 11,376 polling stations ended up monitored reside via webcasting.
Briefing the mediapersons, Main Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal, Aariz Aftab stated, “The Fee expresses gratitude to all stakeholders specifically the voters for their enthusiastic and fearless participation in the election method nowadays. Fee specially many thanks PwD electors, senior citizens, provider voters for taking component in elections honoring COVID protocol norms. For the basic safety of the voters and the election officers, it was ensured that the polling stations ended up sanitized just one day prior to poll and the facility of thermal scanning, hand sanitisers, experience masks ended up also created offered at the polling stations. Appropriate arrangements for social distancing ended up place in location.”
“The Fee also recognizes the expert services of the entire electoral equipment such as polling employees on obligation, protection personnel, supervisory employees, Observers, Exclusive Observers, Railway Authorities, enforcement agencies and also the overall health authorities for generating thorough arrangements and dedicatedly functioning toward thriving carry out of free, truthful, clear and secure elections even with pandemic. The Fee solicits lively cooperation, near collaboration and constructive partnership from all stakeholders such as media for providing easy and peaceful elections,” added the CEO.
Ruling TMC and BJP contested on all 34 seats. Congress, the Still left functions and the Indian Secular Front (ISF) have cast an alliance and are contesting beneath the banner of Sanyukta Morcha. Out of the 34 seats in this round, Congress obtained 18 in its share, CPI(M) obtained 12, RSP a few, AIFB obtained just one and ISF obtained 4 seats. Bahujan Samaj Get together (BSP) also tried its luck and fielded twenty five candidates.
Polling for the eighth and remaining stage will be held on April 29 though the counting of votes will acquire location on May possibly two.
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