6th and final phase of Bengal polls witnesses over 84% polling

6th and final phase of Bengal polls witnesses over 84% polling

Over 84 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise in the sixth and final phase of assembly elections in West Bengal.

Out of the over 9000 voters from the enclaves India had exchanged with Bangladesh, 90 per cent exercised their franchise as Indian citizens, the Election Commission said today.

The poll panel said barring a few sporadic incidents, the elections in the 25 assembly constituencies went off peacefully.

Deputy Election Commissioner in-charge of West Bengal Sandeep Saxena told reporters that till 5 pm, 84.25 per cent of the voters had exercised their franchise.

He said the overall cumulative figure of the total voter percentage would be available by tomorrow when final figures are submitted to the Commission.

The elections in West Bengal were spread in six phases with the first phase having two election dates.

In Phase I A, the voter turnout was 84.22 per cent, while it was 83.73 per cent in Phase I B.

In Phase II, the turnout was recorded at 83.05 per cent. In the third phase it was 82.28 per cent and 81.25 per cent in phase four.

In the fifth phase, the turnout was 81.66 per cent, Saxena said.

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