Amid elaborate security arrangements, 40 per cent voter turnout till 11:30 am was recorded on Monday in the seventh phase West Bengal Assembly election. Over 86 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 284 candidates during this phase.
Long queues were seen outside polling stations, where voting will continue till 6.30 PM.
As the polling for the seventh phase Assembly polls began this morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to use their franchise.
“The seventh phase of the West Bengal elections takes place today. Urging people to exercise their franchise and follow all COVID-19 related protocols,” PM Modi tweeted.