WB polls: 78% voters turnout in 5th phase with sporadic incidents of violence
The Election Commission said the overall average voters turnout in the penultimate and fifth phase of polling was 78%.
There were sporadic incidents of violence reported from different polling booths.
The poll panel has ordered filing of an FIR against Trinamool Congress (TMC) sitting MLA and candidate Sonali Guha after she was caught on camera allegedly ordering party workers to beat CPM polling agents in her Satgachia constituency.
Six persons were injured in poll violence in South 24 Parganas while one injury was reported from Hooghly.
Four RSP workers were injured in a clash with TMC supporters at a booth in Bhangonkhali village in Basanti constituency after TMC activists allegedly prevented them from
casting votes, a police officer said.
A report from Canning in South 24 Parganas said two persons were injured as central force jawans resorted to lathicharge to disperse clashing TMC and CPM supporters in front of a booth in Kathaliya village under Bhangar constituency.
Trinamool Congress candidate from Bhangar, Rezzak Mollah rushed to the spot and was involved in an altercation with the central forces following the incident, the officer said.