West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6: Voting Concludes in Jhargram, Medinipur & 6 Other Constituencies; 80.16% Voter Turnout Recorded
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Kolkata, May 12: Polling for eight constituencies in the sixth phase for West Bengal began at 7 am on Sunday and concluded in the evening. Voting took place at Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Medinipur, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur constituencies. A total of 80.16% per cent voter turnout was recorded, according to the update released by the Election Commission.

Despite reports of poll violence, attack on a Union Minister, clashes outside polling booths, hurling of bombs and EVM snags, the average voter turnout was more than 73.97 percent in the fifth phase. Meanwhile, EC had ordered an FIR against BJP's Ghatal candidate Bharati Ghosh for poll violation.

With incidences of alleged misbehaviour with a woman TMC worker by Barrackpore BJP candidate Arjun Singh during the fifth phase and allegations of booth capturing by various parties, the Election Commission deployed an adequate number of para companies, central forces and state police personnel. West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 5: Total Voter Turnout In State Was 73.97 Per Cent

Considering the previous experience, the Special police observer for West Bengal Vivek Dubey had announced to mobilise adequate companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in the state for fair elections at polling stations. Apart from this, innumerable Quick Response Teams (QRT) of the central forces were on standby to reach any place where there is a disruption of law and order in West Bengal.

According to the EC's press release, 83 candidates are contesting for seven LS seats. In this phase, 1,33,69,749 electorates are going to decide the fate of 83 contesting candidates by exercising their democratic rights at 15,428 polling stations. The main competition was between candidates from Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party, Left Front and Congress. West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 4: Over 76 Percent Voter Turnout Recorded Despite Violence. 

Lok Sabha Constituencies Going for Polls in Phase 5 With Details:

Tamluk (30) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Suvendu Adhikari (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Sekh Ibrahim Ali (CPM)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Dibyendu Adhikari

BJP: Siddharth Naskar

CPM: Sekh Ibrahim Ali

INC: Dr Lakshman Chandra Seth

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Nearly 69 Percent Voter Turnout Till 5 PM. 

Kanthi (31) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Sisir Kumar Adhikari (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Tapas Sinha (CPM)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Sisir Kumar Adhikari

BJP: Dr Debashish Samant

CPM: Paritosh Pattanayak

INC: Dipak Kumar Das

Ghatal (32) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Deepak (Dev) Adhikari (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Santosh Rana (CPI)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Deepak (Dev) Adhikari

BJP: Bharati Ghosh

CPM: Tapan Ganguly

INC: Khandakar Mohammad Saifullah

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phase 2 Polling Ends, 75.27% Voter Turnout Recorded. 

Jhargram_ST (33) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Uma Saren (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Dr. Pulin Bihari Baske (CPI)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Beerbaha Soren

BJP: Dr Kunar Hembram

CPM: Deblina Hembram

INC: Jagyeswar Hembram

Medinipur (34) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Sandhya Roy (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Prabodh Panda (CPI)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Dr Manas Bhunia

BJP: Dilip Ghosh

CPM: Biplab Bhatt

INC: Sambhunath Chatterjee

West Bengal Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Phase I Voting Concludes, 70% Polling Recorded.

Purulia (35) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Dr Mriganka Mahato (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Narahari Mahato (AIFB)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Dr Mriganka Mahato

BJP: Jyotirmoy Mahto

CPM: Bir Singh Mahato

INC: Nepal Mahato

Bankura (36) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Sreemati Dev Varma (Moon Moon Sen) (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Basudeb Acharia (CPM)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Subrata Mukherjee

BJP: Dr Subhash Sarkar

CPM: Amiya Patra

INC: Not Declared Yet

Bishnupur_SC (37) Lok Sabha Seat 2014 Results:

Winning MP: Saumitra Khan (AITC)

Losing Candidate: Susmita Bauri (CPM)

2019 Candidates:

AITC: Shyamal Santra

BJP: Soumitra Khan

CPM: Sunil Khan

INC: Narayan Chandra Khan

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 Schedule And Dates (Watch Video)

The polling per cent recorded in the first phase for two seats was 69.44 per cent. In the second round of the polls in West Bengal, a total voter turnout of 75.27 per cent was recorded and for the third phase, it was 69 per cent and for the fourth phase, it was 76 per cent and for the fifth phase it was 73.97 percent. Now with EC more vigilant and more paramilitary forces deployed in each polling station, it is expected that the voter turnout in seven Lok Sabha constituencies would be peaceful. The results would be declared on May 23.