Assam over 77 percent in 1st phase of assembly polls
West Bengal has recorded more than 82 percent voter turnout and Assam registered over 77 percent polling in the first phase of assembly elections.
The voting was held in forty-seven constituencies across twelve districts of Assam and for 30 constituencies across 5 districts in West Bengal.
The Election Commission has said, the first phase of Assembly Elections in the two states was conducted successfully yesterday across 21 thousand 825 Polling Stations spread over 77 Assembly Constituencies.
In Assam, the fate of 264 candidates has been sealed in the first of the three-phase elections. Among the prominent candidates in this phase include, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal from Majuli, State Congress President Ripun Bora from Gohpur and Asom Gana Parishad President Atul Bora from Boka khat.
In West Bengal, barring a few stray incidents, polling was by and large peaceful. State Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab said, 10 persons were arrested in three separate incidents yesterday. 191 candidates including 21 women were in the fray during the initial phase. The state is witnessing eight-phase elections this time.
Webcasting arrangements were put in place for 5 thousand 392 Polling Stations in West Bengal and 5 thousand 39 Polling Stations in Assam. The Poll Body said, all the Polling Stations were directed to follow COVID-19 Safety protocols. A total of 167 cases of Model Code of Conduct violations were reported through the cVIGIL app from West Bengal out of which 111 were disposed off till 4.30 pm yesterday. Similarly 582 cases were reported from Assam with 423 disposed till 4.30 pm.