West Bengal Election 2021: 79.11% turnout recorded in Phase 6; polling 'by and large' peaceful, says CEO
Nadia registered the highest voter turnout of 82.67 percent, followed by Purba Bardhaman (82.15 percent), Uttar Dinajpur (77.76 percent) and North 24 Parganas (75.94 percent)
Kolkata: At least 79.11 percent voter turnout was recorded in 43 Assembly constituencies of West Bengal where voting was held for the sixth phase on Thursday, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab said.
Polling was held between 7 am and 6.30 pm at 14,480 polling stations in 17 Assembly constituencies in North 24 Parganas district, nine each in Nadia and Uttar Dinajpur districts and eight in Purba Bardhaman district.
"Polling was by and large peaceful today, apart from a few incidents of violence," a senior official of the CEOs office said.
Among the four districts, Nadia registered the highest voter turnout of 82.67 percent, followed by Purba Bardhaman (82.15 percent), Uttar Dinajpur (77.76 percent) and North 24 Parganas (75.94 percent), Aftab added.
The Election Commission has deployed 1,071 companies of Central forces for the sixth phase.
The state will witness two more phases of polling on 26 and 29 April.
Votes will be counted on 2 May.
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