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Kolkata, Mar 27: (*80*) Election Commission on Saturday stated that West Bengal recorded nearly 80 per cent of voter turnout whereas Assam noticed an estimated 77 per cent turnout within the polling for the primary section of Assembly elections. Voting was held in a complete of 77 seats unfold throughout each states.
In West Bengal, polling was held in 30 seats- a number of of them a part of the once-Naxal-hit Jangalmahal region- amid tight safety and strict adherence to Covid-19 pointers, EC official stated. Although the general ballot state of affairs was largely peaceable, sporadic incidents of violence have been reported from varied locations that went to the polls.
BJP chief Suvendu Adhikari’s youthful brother Soumendu allegedly stated that he was attacked in Kanthi by TMC supporters. He additionally alleged that his automotive was vandalised and his driver was injured within the assault.
(*80*) Kanthi seat additionally noticed voters staging protests outdoors a polling sales space over an alleged malfunctioning of an digital voting machine (EVM). (*80*) agitators blocked a street outdoors a polling station at Majna, claiming that the VVPAT slip confirmed leads to favour of a selected get together, irrespective of which outfit they voted for.
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In the Salboni seat of Paschim Medinipur, CPI(M) candidate Susanta Ghosh was heckled and stones have been hurled at his automotive allegedly by TMC supporters, the police stated.
Of the 30 seats that went to the polls, 9 are in Purulia, 4 every in Jhargram and Bankura, six in Paschim Medinipur, and 7 in high-stakes Purba Medinipur district.
In Assam, the place 47 Assembly seats went to polls, the Election Commission stated polling was total peaceable though a number of complaints of EVM glitches have been lodged.