Bengal elections: PM Modi appeals to vote by following corona protocol

New Delhi: PM Narendra Modi has appealed to voters to exercise their franchise in Monday's seventh phase of assembly elections in West Bengal and follow all measures to prevent coronavirus infection. Polling has begun at 7 am in 34 seats of the state amid the second wave of coronavirus epidemic and strong security arrangements.

Pm Modi tweeted from his official Twitter handle, "West Bengal is going to polls in the seventh phase of elections today. I am urging people to exercise their franchise and follow all the guidelines related to Covid-19". The highest number of 15,889 cases of Covid-19 reported in a day in the state was reported on Sunday while 57 others have lost their lives.

The seventh phase polling is being held at 12,068 polling stations for nine assembly seats in Murshidabad, West Burdwan districts, and six each in South Dinajpur and Malda districts, and four seats in Kolkata. The results of this election will be declared on May 2.


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