69.40% voters till 4 pm of Phase-II

In the fifth phase of the state assembly elections, 9.40 per cent votes were cast in 44 constituencies in six districts till 3.30 pm today.

Voting for the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am and will continue till 7:30 pm on Saturday amid tight security.

The highest turnout was seen in Rajganj assembly constituency of Jalpaiguri district with 80.32% votes till 3:30 pm. Meanwhile, the lowest turnout was 53.24% in the Kursiang Assembly constituency.

District-wise, Jalpaiguri has the highest voter turnout of 4.71% till 3.30 pm.

In Bidhannagar, there has been little quarrel between TMC and BJP supporters.

BJP candidate from Bidhannagar Sabyasachi Dutt told Sangbad Sangstha, “TMC goons stopped me here in Nayapatti. They are also stopping voters during polling,” BJP candidate from Bidhannagar Sabyasachi Dutt told Sangbad Sangstha. Years.

On the other hand, TMC candidate Sujit Bose oversaw BJP workers.

Sujit Bose, a TMC candidate from Bidhannagar assembly constituency, told ANI, “Two of us were injured when BJP supporters hurled stones at booths 2 and 5 272 on Wednesday. We have informed election observers and police. The situation is now normal.” TMC candidate from Bidhannagar assembly constituency Sujit Bose told ANI.

In the fifth phase, polling is underway in a total of 45 constituencies across Jalpaiguri, Kalimpong, Darjeeling and one area of ‚Äč‚ÄčNadia, North 24 Parganas and East Burdwan district. A total of 311 candidates including 39 women of Part-II are in the fray.

There are 15,789 polling stations nominated for this episode. The security situation has been beefed up with the deployment of 1,0711 Central Army personnel to ensure peaceful elections.

Voting for the sixth phase will be held on April 22. The votes will be counted on May 22.

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