Over 84% polling in West Bengal in 6th phase

Over 84 per cent of the 1,33,69,749 electorate voted in the sixth phase of polling in eight Lok Sabha constituencies of West Bengal on Sunday, the state CEO's office said.

In the eight seats spread over five districts, 84.51 per cent of voters cast their ballots, it said on Monday

Bishnupur (SC) recorded the highest voter turnout of 87.39 per cent, followed by 85.79 per cent in Kanthi, 85.52 per cent in Jhargram (ST), 85.32 per cent in Tamluk, 84.13 per cent in Medinipore, 83.15 per cent in Bankura, 82.28 per cent in Purulia and 82.70 per cent in Ghatal.

Sunday's polling was marred by violence which witnessed central forces firing four rounds in separate incidents, people pelting stones and damaging the vehicles of Ghatal BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh.

One person was injured allegedly in one of the incidents of firing.