|  |  | 

India Top Headlines

West Bengal Assembly Elections: Over 79% Voter Turnout As Of 5pm India News


NEW DELHI: The sixth phase of the West Bengal assembly election held on Thursday for 43 seats registered a voter turnout of 79.09 percent as of 5 pm, the Election Commission (EC) said.
A total of 7,466 out of the 14,480 polling stations in the constituencies were monitored live via webcast, including when drones were used to monitor voting procedures, the EC said in a statement.
During the ongoing elections in West Bengal, a record seizure of Rs 316.47 million was already reported as of Thursday.
It includes the seizure of cash, liquor, narcotics, gifts and is more than seven times the total seizure of Rs 44.33 crore made in 2016 assembly polls, according to the statement.
During this phase, a total of 14,480 Ballot Units (BU) and as many Control Units (CU) and VVPAT were used.
“The rate of non-operation of EVM and VVPAT during the survey is comparable to what was experienced in the last surveys,” the statement said.
A CU, at least one BU and one VVPAT constitute an EVM.

Original source