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Bengal, Assam vote in Phase 1 of assembly polls

Last updated on: March 27, 2021 20:58 IST
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Voters in 30 assembly constituencies of West Bengal and 47 of Assam exercised their franchise on Saturday.

Assembly elections ended with a voter turnout of 79.79 per cent till 6.30 pm in West Bengal and 72.46 per cent as of 6.52 pm in Assam, according to the Election Commission.

Voting was held under strict COVID-19 precautionary measures. 

Here are a few glimpses of voters getting inked in the two states.

 

IMAGE: Voters undergo thermal scanning in precaution against COVID-19, as they stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the first phase of Assam Assembly elections, in Dibrugarh district, Saturday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Women show their voter identity cards outside a polling station during the first phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, at Chandrapur in Lalgarh, on Saturday. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Voters queue up outside a polling station at Rupohi in Nagaon district of Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A poll official marks the finger of a voter as she arrives to cast her vote at Koliabor in Nagaon district of Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A woman shows the indelible ink marks on her index fingers after casting vote at a polling station in Sivsagar district of Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A security person stands guard as people wait in queues to cast votes at a polling station in Midnapore, West Bengal. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/PTI Photo

IMAGE: People, maintaining social distancing, wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station at Chandrapur in Lalgarh, West Bengal. Photograph: Ashok Bhaumik/PTI Photo

IMAGE: Voters undergo thermal scanning as part of precautions against COVID-19, while waiting to cast votes, outside a polling station at Rupohi in Nagaon district of Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: An 83-year-old voter arrives to cast vote at a polling station in Sivsagar district in Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Voters maintain social distancing as part of precautions against COVID-19 while casting votes at a polling station, at Rupohi in Nagaon district of Assam. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A woman shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station, in Dibrugarh district. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: A paramilitary jawan guards as people wait in a queue to cast their votes, at Chhara in Bankura. Photograph: PTI Photo
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