TMC workers manhandle EC functionaries in Malda district
Despite the notice issued by the Election Commission to the chief electoral officer of West Bengal Sunil Gupta to furnish all the tapes from recent rallies addressed to by Mamata Banerjee, the party workers manhandled the EC functionaries at Manikchawk in Malda district.
Mamata has been relentless in her accusations made towards the deputy EC in-charge Vinod Zutshi for his ‘politically motivated’ decision to transfer seven top officials from election duty. The West Bengal CM refused to follow the EC directive and even challenged to implement the same. However, following the intervention of the central poll body she agreed to budge from her stand and transfer the officials.
Banerjee attacked Zutshi. “An officer who has a case against him, how can you send him [to Bengal]? This is a conspiracy,” she had fumed at an election rally.
Delhi recorded 64% polling today until 6pm and even may go up
The Election Commission today confirmed that polling in Delhi till 6 pm in the evening was 64%, however admitted that the percentages may go up. The EC also said that polling activities have continued smoothly in the city without any major untoward incident being reported.
The percentage of voter turnout is higher than 2009 General Elections but is still lesser than the Delhi assembly elections in the previous year. However, the turnout has still been encouraging given the city has been indifferent towards this in the recent past.
UP records 14% higher polling than the previous assembly elections
As per the recent reports received from Uttar Pradesh, the state received a votes from 1.74 crore of the population in more than 10 parliamentary seats.
The Election Commission of India have confirmed that the percentages have shot upwards since the previous assembly elections by a whopping 14%. Here are the figures in some of the constituencies.
Aligarh: 60.04 percent
Baghpat: 65.60 percent
Bijnor: 65.38 percent
Bulandshr: 59.36 percent
Gautam Buddha Nagar: 55.83 percent
Meerut: 65.68 percent
Muzaffarnagar: 67.78 percent
Shahranpur: 70.64 percent
Shamli: 70.85 percent