Amid violence and heat, 79% voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls

Phase three of West Bengal Assembly election saw a 79 percent voter turnout till 5 pm on Thursday

Jonathan Immanuel April 22, 2016 08:28:44 IST
Amid violence and heat, 79% voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls
Amid violence and heat 79 voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls

Phase three of West Bengal Assembly election saw a 79 percent voter turnout till 5 pm on Thursday. The turnout in Murshidabad was 79.29 percent, Nadia 81.62 percent, Burdwan 78.26 percent and Kolkata (North) 57.06 percent. AFP

Amid violence and heat 79 voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls

Security personnel check voters before they are allowed inside polling booths. Election Commission officials received 2,777 complaints, including of violence, voter intimidation and disruption of the poll process. Reuters

Amid violence and heat 79 voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls

Nuns from the Missionaries of Charity wait in a queue to cast their votes inside a polling station in Kolkata on Thursday. Assembly elections in West Bengal are taking place in six phases from 4 April to 5 May. AFP

Amid violence and heat 79 voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls

Kolkata police check a taxi next to a polling station on Thursday. Incidents of violence were reported in parts of Murshidabad, Nadia, Kolkata and Burdwan districts. AFP

Amid violence and heat 79 voter turnout in phase 3 of Bengal polls

West Bengal recorded a high voter turnout on Thursday in the phase three of Assembly election. Polling in the fourth, fifth and sixth phases will be held on 25 and 30 April and 5 May. AFP

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