Seventh phase of West Bengal elections begin
Voting for the seventh phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began at 7:00 am on Monday, amid the raging second wave of COVID-19.
Nearly 86 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 284 candidates as 34 constituencies go to the polls.
“We have heightened security measures given the violence in the previous phases, particularly the death of five people in Cooch Behar in the fourth round of polling on April 10,” an Election Commission official stated.
The Election Commission has stationed twenty-six general observers, nine expenditure observers, and six police observers for the seventh phase of elections.
The state will witness another round of polling on April 29, and they will hold the counting of votes on May 2.
(Edited by Ridhika Joshi)
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