79.09 per cent polling recorded in 6th phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal
Election Commission has said that 79.09 per cent voting has been recorded in the sixth phase of assembly polls in West Bengal held today. The Commission said, polling was conducted peacefully in 14,480 Polling Stations spread across 43 Assembly Constituencies. It said, the voters set an example of COVID appropriate behaviour following due protocols of sanitization and social distancing.
The Commission again invited the attention of all National, State Political parties to abide by the laid down COVID protocols during campaigning. The poll body has instructed District authorities to initiate action under Disaster Management Act 2005, Epidemic Diseases Act 1897 in case of any violations and to cancel permission for further campaigns even if granted earlier.
Over 7400 polling stations today were monitored live through webcasting. Drones were also used to keep watch over vote proceedings.
During the ongoing elections till 6th phase in West Bengal, a record seizure of over Rs 316 crore has already been reported till date.
The Commission expressed gratitude to all stakeholders specially the voters for their enthusiastic and fearless participation in the election process today. It also thanked Divyang electors, senior citizens, service voters for taking part in elections honoring COVID protocol norms.