Till 5 pm, an average of 75.06 percent polling was done. Polling was 80.21 percent in South Dinajpur, 78.76 percent in Malda, 80.30 percent in Murshidabad, 57.91 percent in South Kolkata and 70.34 percent in Burdwan.
Photo: voting line
Voting in the seventh phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election ended today in the midst of sporadic violence amid the outbreak of the Corona epidemic. The seventh phase saw polling in 4 seats in Kolkata, 9 in West Burdwan, 9 in Murshidabad, 6 in Malda and 6 in Dakshin Dinajpur, but South Kolkata had the lowest turnout in these five districts. Till 5 pm, an average of 75.06 percent polling was done. Polling was 80.21 percent in South Dinajpur, 78.76 percent in Malda, 80.30 percent in Murshidabad, 57.91 percent in South Kolkata and 70.34 percent in Burdwan.
On the other hand, the election campaign for the eighth phase came to an end this evening. Voting will be held on April 29 on 35 seats. Polling will be held in Malda (6), Murshidabad (11), Kolkata (7) and Birbhum (11) seats in this phase. This will be the last phase of voting. With this phase, the longest election of the most Bengal assembly elections will end. Election results will be announced on May 2.
Sporadic violence continued throughout the day
On the other hand, incidents of sporadic violence continued throughout the day in polling amid the Corona epidemic, although no major incidents took place. During the election, TMC candidates are constantly seen accusing the Central Force. At the same time, in South Asansol, BJP candidate Agnimitra Paul also accused the TMC. Before the election, the Commission claimed that the Kovid-19 protocol would be strictly followed during the voting.
Allegations of not following the Kovid protocol
After voting, Shobhandev claimed that the Kovid-19 protocol is not being followed. Apart from this, the ruling party has alleged that the voters of Laxmipur area in the cotton assembly constituency of Murshidabad have been threatened by the Central Force personnel and asked the BJP to vote. Raninagar of Murshidabad also remained in the headlines throughout the day. Similarly, there were reports of sporadic violence in Bhawanipur and Kolkata Port.
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