Today is the sixth phase of election in West Bengal amidst Corona havoc. Voting is going on in 43 assembly constituencies in the sixth phase of elections for the West Bengal Legislative Assembly today. Voting has started from 7 am and continue till 6 pm. In the sixth phase, more than one crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates. Voting is being held in four districts of West Bengal – North 24 Parganas (17 seats), Nadia district (9 seats), Uttar Dinajpur district (9 seats) and Purba Barddhaman (8 seats).
Amid the second wave of Corona virus, an Election Commission official said that security measures have been tightened in view of the violence in the previous stages. Five people died in Cooch Behar on April 10 in the fourth phase of polling. The Commission has decided to deploy at least 1,071 companies of central forces in the sixth phase to ensure free and fair elections.