On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on West Bengal voters to cast their votes in record numbers in the second phase of the Assembly elections.
The Prime Minister wrote on Twitter today, “People of West Bengal are urged to cast their votes in record numbers in the constituencies where voting is taking place today.”
In his message on behalf of Assam, Prime Minister Modi appealed to strengthen the celebration of democracy by exercising the right to vote for all eligible voters.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, “The second phase of Assam elections is being held today. I urge all eligible voters in this phase to exercise their voting right to further strengthen the celebration of democracy.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted in Bengali and Assamese on behalf of West Bengal and Assam.
Voting is going on for 30 seats in Bengal
Voting for the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections for 30 Assembly constituencies, including the high-profile Nandigram constituency, began at 8 am today.
Voting is being held in nine constituencies in East and West Midnapore districts, eight in Bankura and four in South 24 Parganas following strict coroner virus guidelines.
Long queues have been observed outside polling stations, where polling will continue till 30.30 pm under tight security.
More than 755 lakh voters will decide the fate of 191 candidates in 30 constituencies as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is contesting against her former lieutenant and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.
In the second phase of Assam, voting has started for 39 seats
Voting for the 39 seats in the second phase of the Assam Assembly elections began at 7 am on Thursday.
The fate of 345 candidates, including two phase women, is being decided by 733.44 lakh voters in the second phase.
Among the contestants in this election are five ministers and the deputy speaker of the outgoing House.
Voting will continue until 6pm as the duration has been extended by one hour to ensure strict formality of the Covid-19 Noor.
Voters have been seen wearing masks and maintaining social distance in Qatar.