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Assembly Election 2021 | Sporadic violence marks first phase of Bengal polls, 36.09% turnout till 11 am

Elections are being held in 30 seats, most of which are in the once-Naxal-affected Jungle Mahal region, across five districts amid tight security, they said.

March 27, 2021 / 12:41 PM IST
Assam & West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Polling begins for 30 seats in first phase of West Bengal elections

Assam & West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021: Polling begins for 30 seats in first phase of West Bengal elections

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from some areas that are voting in the first phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal on Saturday, even as the overall poll situation was peaceful with 36.09 per cent turnout recorded till 11 am, officials said.

Elections are being held in 30 seats, most of which are in the once-Naxal-affected Jungle Mahal region, across five districts amid tight security, they said.

"Till 11 am the voter turnout is 36.09 per cent. It has been by and large peaceful so far," a senior Election Commission (EC) official said.

The elections are being held following COVID-19 guidelines in all nine seats in Purulia, four in Bankura, four in Jhargram and six in Paschim Medinipur, besides the seven seats in high-stakes Purba Medinipur.