Amid an alarming surge in coronavirus instances, at the least 78.36 per cent of voters turned out to train their franchise throughout the fifth part of polling in 45 Meeting constituencies unfold in six districts of West Bengal until 5 pm on Thursday.
Jalpaiguri (7 seats) recorded 81.73% turnout, adopted by Purba Bardhaman (eight seats) at 81.72%, Nadia (eight seats) 81.57%, Darjeeling (5 seats) 74.31%, and North 24 Parganas (16 seats) with 74.83%. Kalimpong district with one Meeting seat recorded the bottom turnout at 69.56% until 5 pm. The figures will probably be revised on Sunday.
The Election Fee stated it obtained 2,241 complaints and 123 individuals have been arrested. “Twenty-three individuals have been arrested in particular instances and one other 100 have been arrested as preventive measures,” stated Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab.
The EC additionally rejected allegations of firing by Central forces in Deganga constituency of South 24 Parganas throughout voting.