The final phase of the Bengal Assembly poll began, PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged voters to come out and vote in large numbers.
Kolkata: Around 16.04 % electorate exercised their franchise till 9.30 AM on Thursday in the final phase West Bengal Assembly poll to 35 seats to decide the fate of 283 candidates under a massive security blanket.
As the polling for the final phase Bengal Assembly poll began this morning, PM Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah urged voters to come out and vote in large numbers.
On Twitter, Mr. Modi said, “The last phase of the 2021 WB elections takes place today. In line with the COVID-19 protocols, I call upon people to cast their votes and enrich the festival of democracy.”
In Kolkata, a crude bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in North Kolkata today. EC has sought details of the incident.
TMC candidate Naina Banerjee alleged that she was prevented from entering a booth at Chowringee’s Metropolitan school in the central part of the city.
Reports of the bombing were reported from Entally in the central part of the city where the central force began a root march to instill confidence with the voters. There had been no report of any injury in the bomb attacks.
Voting began with a half an hour delay due to a glitch in the EVM, at polling booth number 188 in Birbhum district.
Veteran Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty cast his vote at a polling station in the Kashipur-Belgachia area of North Kolkata during the final phase of the ongoing W. Bengal Assembly poll.
After casting his vote, the actor-turned-politician congratulated the security personnel.
Meanwhile, EC announced that Results of exit Assembly polls for elections in WB, TN, Assam, Kerala, and Puducherry can be broadcast after 7 pm tonight.