Kolkata: Voting is underway in the seventh phase of West Bengal Assembly elections on Monday amid sporadic incidents of violence. According to officials, 55 percent polling has been recorded till 1:30 am. Long queues of voters have been seen at most polling stations. People were seen waiting for their turn at their polling stations following corona prevention measures.
Polling is underway in nine assembly seats in Murshidabad and West Burdwan districts and 6 each in South Dinajpur and Malda districts and 12,068 polling stations in four seats in Kolkata. These include Bhavanipur constituency from where Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee is a sitting MLA and is a resident of the same area. Meanwhile, some incidents of violence have been reported from Asansol area where Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Sayoni Ghosh claimed that BJP workers tried to disrupt the polling booths in his assembly constituency.
However, BJP candidate Agnimitra Paul termed the allegations as baseless and claimed that Ghosh was making such allegations as he was sure of his defeat. A polling station in Ras Bihari Assembly constituency was attacked when BJP candidate retired General Subrata Saha's agent was accused of molesting women.