Turn-out in Bengal polls third phase 82.28 percent: EC

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Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Altogether 82.28 percent voters exercised their franchise on Thursday in the third phase of the West Bengal assembly poll comprising 62 constituencies in four districts, election commission officials said on Friday.

Maximum polling (88.95 percent) was recorded at Khandaghosh constituency of Burdwan district where a number of incidents of poll violence were recorded.

The lowest voter turn-out (53.62 percent) was at Jorasanko seat in north Kolkata.

Of the 62 constituencies, 22 were in Murshidabad, 17 in Nadia, seven in north Kolkata and 16 in Burdwan.

Voter turn-out at Domkol constituency in Murshidadbad where Communist Party of India-Marxist activist Tahidul Mondal was killed in poll violence, was 83.54 percent.

Among north Kolkata’s constituencies, voter turn was highest at Entally (70.67percent), followed by Maniktala (69.66 percent) and Shyampukur (68.28 percent)

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