Kolkata

West Bengal: Over 75% polling, Karimpur records highest turnout


Over seven lakh people are deciding the fate of 18 candidates in the three constituencies.

Polling remained by and large peaceful with 75.34 per cent average voting till 5 pm in Kharagpur Sadar, Karimpur and Kaliaganj Assembly seats that went to bypolls on Monday.

Over seven lakh people are deciding the fate of 18 candidates in the three constituencies.

In Kharagpur Sadar, 67.62 per cent of 2.25 lakh voters cast their votes till 5 pm, an official said. Kaliaganj with 2.69 lakh electorate, and Karimpur with 2.4 lakh electorate recorded 77.17 and 81.23 per cent votes, respectively, the official added.

Two of the three Assembly constituencies — Kharagpur Sadar and Karimpur — fell vacant after the Lok Sabha elections in May this year as the sitting MLAs were elected as MPs.

Bypolls were necessitated in Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur district following the death of sitting Congress MLA Parmathanath Roy.

The bypolls will be a litmus test for the TMC and the BJP, ahead of the 2021 state elections. The results will be declared on November 28.

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Article source: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/kolkata/west-bengal-over-75-polling-karimpur-records-highest-turnout-6136904/

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