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Bengal Phase 8 Election 2021 Live: 38.8% Voter Turnout Till 11 am In Phase 8 Of Polls

Bengal Phase 8 Election 2021 Live: 38.8% Voter Turnout Till 11 am In Phase 8 Of Polls

New Delhi: 

Crude bombs were hurled in front of Mahajati Sadan in central Kolkata today morning while elections were underway in the area, police said. 

The incident happened on Central Avenue in the heart of the city, triggering panic among the people. BJP’s Jorasanko candidate Meena Devi Purohit alleged that the crude bombs were hurled at her vehicle while she was touring different polling booths.

Polling began at 7 am today for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the rampaging second wave of COVID-19.

Long queues were seen outside most polling booths since early morning, raising concern over the spread of the infection even as the Election Commission said that all precautionary measures are in place.

The state registered its highest single-day spike of 17,207 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while 77 more people succumbed to the disease.

In this phase, 35 Assembly constituencies spread across four districts will go to the polls. Among these, six are in Malda, eleven in Birbhum, eleven in Murshidabad, and seven in Kolkata.

Over 84.77 lakh electorates, including 41.21 lakh women and 158 third gender persons, would be casting their votes at as many as 11,860 polling stations. A total of 283 candidates, including 35 women are in the fray in the last phase of the West Bengal polls.

The eight-phase elections to the 294-member assembly began on March 27. The votes will be counted on Sunday.

News Source: NDTV News

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