West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: 69.40 percent voting till 4:30 pm, elections are being held for 45 seats today

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By: Jeet Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-17 17:03:15 IST

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In Bengal today, votes are being cast for 45 seats in six districts under the fifth phase. Voting is taking place amidst tight security arrangements. 1.07 lakh personnel of the central force will be deployed.

Votes are being cast for the fifth phase in Bengal today. Long queues of people have been outside the polling stations since morning. Voters are exercising their franchise in 45 seats of the 295-seat assembly. 

The fate of Trinamool Congress's Gautam Deb and Bratya Basu, BJP's Shamik Bhattacharya and CPI-M's Ashok Bhattacharya will be decided at this stage. In the fifth phase, the Election Commission is conducting the fifth phase voting with very tight security arrangements. 

In this phase, voting is going on in seven seats in Jalpaiguri, one seat in Kalimpong, five seats in Darjeeling, eight seats in Nadia, 16 seats in North 24 Parganas, eight seats in East Badardhaman.

TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty cast her vote at a polling station in Jalpaiguri in the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections. She is currently a Lok Sabha MP from Jadavpur in West Bengal.

According to Election Commission of India, 69.40 percent voting has been done till 4.13 minutes. Voting for 45 seats for the fifth phase of the state assembly elections is going on today.

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