“Peaceful” polling in four municipal corporation elections, 72% voters turn out

The municipal corporation polls in Bidhannagar, Asansol, Chandannagore and Siliguri have reportedly been peacefully conducted barring a few stray incidents of clashes. 72% voters have come out to exercise their adult franchise.
The percentage of voters in respective municipal corporations for- Asansol 71.87%, Bidhannagar 71.09%, Siliguri 73.60% and Chandannagore 70.76.
“Polling has been peaceful so far. We have taken a note of some disturbances from these municipal corporation areas where outsiders were found standing in voters’ queue,” the senior official of the West Bengal State Election Commission said.
The voting for elections to four civic bodies began at 7am. Fake voters were detected in two wards of Bidhannagar and one ward of Siliguri. ” the state police detained BJP candidates Subhasish Das and Biswajit Mondal in Siliguri for their alleged involvement in creating problems outside polling booths” the SEC official said.
All together 203 candidates have locked horns in 41 wards in Bidhannagar, for Siliguri it’s 200 in 47 seats. Chandannagore has 120 contenders for 33 wards and in Asansol 430 candidates in 106 wards.
Counting of votes and results of civic polls will be declared on 14th February.

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