Westbengal:22/4/21:Polling was today conducted peacefully in14,480Polling Stations spread across 43 Assembly Constituencies, in the sixth phase of elections in the State of West Bengal. Voters set an example of Covid appropriate behaviour following due protocols of sanitization and social distancing. Voter Turnout of 79.09% was reported by 5 PM for Phase VI of elections today.
Further to instructions issued on 16th April 2021, ECI has again invited the attention of all National, State Political parties to abide by the laid down covid protocols during campaigning. ECI has instructed District authorities to initiate action under Disaster Management Act 2005, Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, etc. in case of any violations and to cancel permission for further campaigns even if granted earlier.
In the Phase VI of West Bengal Assembly Elections, the total number of PwD electors and 80+ electors are 64,266 and 1,57,290 respectively. A total of 14,480 Ballot Units (BUs), 14,480 Control Units(CUs), and 14,480 VVPATs were used in West Bengal during this phase. 7466 (51.56%) out of 14,480 polling stations were monitored live through webcasting. Drones were also used to keep watch over vote proceedings.
During the ongoing elections till this phase in West Bengal, a record seizure of Rs.316.47 Crores has already been reported till date.
Details of Electors, Polling Stations & Observers in the poll are as follows:
|Table 1: Factsheet for West Bengal|
|State||Phase 1||Phase 2||Phase 3||Phase 4||Phase 5||Phase 6||Total up to Phase 6|
|No of Polling Stations||10,288||10,620||10,871||15,940||15,789||14,480||77,988|
|Total number of contesting candidates||191||171||205||373||319||306||1565|
|No of General Observers deployed||20||23||22||35||33||26||159|
|No of Police Observers deployed||7||6||9||9||12||13||56|
|No of Expenditure Observers deployed||9||9||7||10||16||13||64|
|% of voting||84.63
|79.90 (Final VTR)||82.49 (Final VTR)||79.09 (as of 5 PM)|