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Nearly 85% turnout recorded in Bengal's sixth phase

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Nearly 84.51 per cent has been recorded in the sixth phase for West Bengal's eight parliamentary constituencies, the said here on Monday.

The polling percentage was 85.32 in Tamluk, 85.79 in Kanthi, 82.70 in Ghatal, 85.52 in Jhargram (ST), 84.13 in Midnapore, 82.28 in Purulia, 83.15 in Bankura and 87.39 in Bishnupur(SC) constituencies, told reporters.

"The post-poll scrutiny for all the seven seats is going on," he said.

Asked about the meeting conducted by Sudeep Jain, Basu said it was "a preparatory meeting ahead of the seventh phase elections".

The DEC told the reporters that "all types of security measures have been taken for the seventh phase" and he had taken account of everything.

Regarding the seizure of a sum Rs 1 crore from BJP men he added: "It is under the process of investigation".

A man, who claimed to be a to BJP's was arrested along with an accomplice after Rs 1 crore of unaccounted money was seized from them in on Monday.



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First Published: Mon, May 13 2019. 22:02 IST