Bengal Election Phase 1 Voting: As per official figures, the state, which recording a polling percentage of 85.4 per cent in 2016 assembly election, saw a voter turnout of 36 per cent till 12 PM.
The Trinamool Congress, eyeing re-election in Bengal for a third consecutive term, today alleged ‘discrepancy’ in poll turnout and malfunctioning of EVMs as voting began for 30 of 294 assembly seats this morning. A letter was written by MP Derek O’Brien to the Election Commission and a party delegation met the poll panel in the afternoon, news agency ANI reported.
In a tweet, Mamata Banerjee’s party shared voting turnout figures from East Medinipur district and asked: “What is happening @ECISVEEP?! Could you explain how voting percentage drastically reduced to half within a gap of just 5 minutes?! Shocking! @CEOWestBengal, please look into this urgently!”
In another post, the party talked about claims that people were not able to vote for Trinamool. “Shocking claim by voters which must be immediately looked into by @ECISVEEP and @CEOWestBengal. Many voters in Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat allege that they voted for TMC but VVPAT showed them the BJP symbol. THIS IS SERIOUS! THIS IS UNPARDONABLE!”
News Source:- NDTV