WB Assembly polls: Bumper voting for first phase , 77.99 % voter turnout till 5 pm
First phase polling of West Bengal Assembly Elections for 30 constituencies held on Saturday, 77.99 % voter turnout till 5 pm.
Kolkata: First phase polling of West Bengal Assembly Elections for 30 constituencies held on Saturday, 77.99 % voter turnout till 5 pm.
Polling, which began at 7 am deciding the fate of 191 candidates in 30 constituencies, concluded at 6:30 pm in the state.
As many as 730 coys of central forces, including 92 for Bankura, 169 for Purba Medinipur, 139 for Paschim Medinipur, 186 for Purulia and 144 for Jhargram have been deployed for this phase.
Further, there are 10,288 Control Units, 10,288 Ballot Units and 10,288 voter-verified paper audit trails (VVPATs). The EC has also made arrangements for 2,560 reserved Control Units, 2,787 reserved Ballot Units and 3,492 reserved VVPATs.
The state is witnessing a triangular contest this time with Trinamool Congress (TMC), Congress-Left alliance and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the fray.