Polling begins to decide fate of 306 candidates in 6th phase
Polling began on Thursday morning for the sixth phase of the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal.
As many as 306 candidates, including 27 women, are in the fray in this phase of the assembly elections where polling is being held in 43 constituencies in four districts. Over 1.03 crore voters, including 50.65 lakh women and 256 of the third gender, will be deciding the fate of these candidates across 14,480 polling stations in the sixth phase. Among the 43 constituencies, nine are in Uttar Dinajpur, eight in Purba Bardhaman, nine in Nadia and 17 are in the North 24 Parganas district. (ANI)
PM Modi appeals to people to cast their votes
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to people to cast their votes. He tweeted: "The people of West Bengal are voting to elect a new assembly. On the sixth phase today, urging those whose seats are polling to exercise their franchise."
Voting for the sixth phase of West Bengal polls is yet to begin at booth number 134 in Uttar Dinajpur
ITBP troops guarding polling booths in Katwa, Purba Bardhaman District during the sixth phase of voting
West Bengal Polls Phase VI: 37.27 pc voter turnout till 11: 30 am
West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 37.27 per cent till 11:30 am across 43 constituencies in four districts during the sixth phase of the state assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC).
Voting for the sixth phase of West Bengal assembly polls began at 7 am on Thursday amid tight security and will conclude at 6 pm. (ANI)
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70.42% polling recorded till 3 p.m. in Phase 6
In a relatively peaceful polling in the sixth phase when people of 43 constituencies across four districts of West Bengal are exercising their franchise, heavy polling has been recorded till 3 p.m.
According to the Election Commission, 70.42 per cent of polling was recorded in the first six hours on Thursday. East Burdwan with more than 75 per cent recorded the highest polling till 3 p.m.