NEW DELHI: With polling getting underway for the second section of meeting elections in West Bengal and Assam on Thursday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the voters of each states to train their franchise in report numbers.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi stated: “Second phase of the Assam polls takes place today. Requesting all eligible voters of this phase to strengthen the festival of democracy by exercising their franchise.”
“Urging the people of West Bengal in whose seats there is polling taking place today to vote in record numbers,” he stated in one other tweet.
Voters had been seen in giant numbers, standing in queues at completely different polling stations in each the states.
In West Bengal, a complete of 30 meeting constituencies from the districts of South 24 Parganas, Bankura, Paschim Medinipur and Purba Medinipur are heading in to vote. Out of the 171 candidates in the fray, 152 are males and the remaining are ladies.
Among these candidates, two are undoubtedly essentially the most outstanding figures, that’s, chief minister Mamata Banerjee and her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in December final 12 months. Nandigram is all set to witness essentially the most excessive-profile contest with Mamata and Adhikari taking over one another.
In Assam, the destiny of 345 candidates in 39 constituencies throughout 13 districts might be determined in this section. The election in the second section contains 15 meeting seats in the Barak Valley.
The campaigning for the second section noticed the talk over Citizenship Amendment Act. While the BJP leaders stated that they’ll implement the CAA, Congress has promised to “nullify it”.
Voting in Assam might be held until 6pm whereas in West Bengal, polling will happen until 6:30pm.