West Bengal Part-3 Voting Stay: For 31 seats, 205 candidates are in fray and greater than 78.5 lakh voters are eligible to train their franchise.
West Bengal Meeting Election Part-3 Polling Stay Updates: Almost 54 per cent polling was recorded in West Bengal until 1 PM. Polling is underway for 31 seats unfold throughout three districts — 16 in South 24 Parganas (half II), seven in Howrah (half I) and eight in Hooghly (half I). Highest voting has been recorded in Hooghly at 58.15 per cent adopted by Howrah 53.95 per cent and South 24 Parganas 51.67 per cent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi as we speak addressed an enormous rally in Cooch Behar. At Cooch Behar, PM Modi focused chief minister Mamata Banerjee for interesting to Muslims to stop vote division and mentioned that had it been any BJP chief (interesting for Hindu votes), the Fee would despatched many notices and media would have written extensively about it. He additionally mentioned that the TMC’s exit has been confirmed.
Earlier within the day, the Election Fee suspended a sector officer after three EVMs and 4 VVPAT machines had been discovered at TMC chief Goutam Ghosh’s residence. In keeping with stories, sector officer Tapan Sarkar, who was in-charge of Sector 17 in Uluberia seat, had spent the night time at a relative’s home who occurred to be Goutam Ghosh. The EVMs and VVPAT machines with Sarkar had been a part of the reserve inventory. The fee has mentioned that these EVMs gained’t be used for voting as we speak.
A 3-cornered contest is going on in 31 meeting seats polling for that are underway in West Bengal. Greater than 78.5 lakh voters might be deciding the destiny of 205 candidates. Outstanding candidates amongst them are BJP chief Swapan Dasgupta, TMC minister Ashima Patra and CPI(M) chief Kanti Ganguly. 618 corporations of central forces have been deployed to protect 10,871 polling stations, all of which have been marked “delicate” by the fee. Of the 31 constituencies going to polls in section three, the Trinamool had gained 30 seats within the 2016 meeting elections whereas the Congress had managed to bag Amta constituency in Howrah district.