Massive voting in five states, including West Bengal and Assam, voters decide in EVMs

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-06 22:36:58 IST

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The third phase of the 2021 post-Bengal Assembly elections also witnessed a fierce turnout. During this time violent incidents also took place at many places. According to the Election Commission, till 5 pm, 77.68 percent polling was done. At the same time, Kerala had 71.31 percent voting.

A peaceful polling took place at 1.5 lakh polling stations in a total of 475 assembly constituencies of the four states and union territory of Puducherry on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission, the northeastern state of Assam recorded 78.94 percent polling in the third and final phase. In the third phase of voting in Bengal till 5 pm, 77.68 votes were cast. 

There are five phases of voting in this state. Till 5 pm, the Kerala Assembly elections witnessed a voter turnout of 69.95 per cent, Tamil Nadu 63.47 per cent and Puducherry 77.90 per cent. Voting for these three assemblies was held in a single phase. In this way, the decision of the voters in four states was closed in the EVMs.

The Election Commission said that the voting was generally peaceful. Except for a few incidents in Bengal and Assam, no major untoward incident has been reported.

The third phase of the Bengal assembly elections also witnessed a fierce turnout. During this time violent incidents also took place at many places. According to the Election Commission, till 5 pm, 77.68 percent polling was done. In Howrah, 77.92, Hooghly 79.29 and South 24 Parganas district polled 76.74 percent. In the first and second phase of the election, 84.63 and 86.11 percent votes were cast respectively.

The mother of a BJP supporter was beaten to death in Goghat in Hooghly district. The name of the deceased is Madhavi Adak. Police arrested two people and detained two others in this case.

Trinamool candidate Sujata Mandal from Arambagh was beaten with a stick. Trinamool candidate from Ulberia North, Nirmal Manjhi, was forced to leave the area wearing a helmet due to protests. There have been reports of sabotage at the Trinamool's camp office in Bagnan in Howrah district. A case of beating a BJP worker by entering a house in Canning in South 24 Parganas district has come to light. BJP candidate Devjit Sarkar drove them out after seeing the state police personnel in a booth at DM High School in Jangipada, Hooghly.

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