Updated 2 Apr 2021, 2:43 am
The Election Commission of India on Thursday said that polling for the second phase of assembly elections in 30 constituencies in West Bengal and 39 constituencies in Assam was conducted across 21,212 polling stations.
"The commission has laid great emphasis on ensuring a transparent and vigilant mechanism for COVID safe, intimidation free and inducement free elections amidst tight security arrangements," the EC said in a statement.
As per the latest update by the Election Commission, West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 80.43 per cent while in Assam the voter turnout was 74.69 per cent.
In Assam, Nalbrari district recorded the highest voter turnout at 81.53 per cent,while Hojai district registered the lowest turnout at 66.33 per cent.
In West Bengal, the highest voter turnout was witnessed in Bankura district at 82.78 per cent while South 24 Parganas registered the lowest turnout at 79.66 per cent.
In the first phase of polling for the Assembly seats held on March 27, Assam witnessed 72 per cent voter turnout while West Bengal registered 80 per cent voter turnout.
The results of three-phase 126-member Assam Assembly and eight-phase 294-member West Bengal Assembly elections will be declared on May 2.
First published:1 Apr 2021, 3:10 pm
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