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WB polls: 55.94 percent voter turnout till 1 pm

WB polls: 55.94 percent voter turnout till 1 pm

Birbhum,(West Bengal) : The second phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls witnessed a voter turnout of 55.94 percent till 1 p.m. on Sunday.

The turnout by the voters in the state was 39.23 percent till 11 a.m. and 21.79 percent till 9 a.m.

Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged all voters to turn out in large numbers.

“As Phase II of the West Bengal polls begins, I urge all those voting today to turnout in record numbers & vote,” he tweeted.

383 candidates including 33 women are in the fray for the 56 seats spread in seven districts.

About one crore 21 lakh people are enrolled for the second round of polling to vote for five constituencies in Alipurduar, seven in Jalpaiguri, six in Darjeeling, nine in Uttar Dinajpur, six in Dakshin Dinajpur, 12 in Malda and 11 in Birbhum districts.

More than 13 thousand 600 polling stations have been put up including 311 model booths. (ANI)