New Delhi: Polling for the first phase of the assembly elections is completed in the states of West Bengal and Assam amid tight security and strict Covid-19 protocols. Voting in the first phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam has been peaceful, amid minor skirmishes being reported in West Bengal.
Average voter turnout in West Bengal was registered at 79.79 per cent till 5:30 pm. Whereas average voter turnout was registered at 72.14 per cent in Assam till 5:30.
More than half of the 73 lakh electorate in the 30 Assembly constituencies of West Bengal had already cast their vote and sealed the fate of 191 candidates who are in the fray on the first day of the eight-phase elections in the state underway in five districts.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that party leader Suvendu Adhikari’s younger brother was allegedly attacked by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters in East Midnapur district’s Contai town.
Some Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) glitches no major incidents reported so far from any of the poll bound Assembly segments of Assam where voting is being held in the Assamese heartland comprising the south and north banks of the Brahmaputra river.