As polling began in 44 seats in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections began on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state chief minister Mamata Banerjee urged citizens to vote in large numbers.
“As the 4th phase of the West Bengal elections begin, urging the people voting today to do so in record numbers. I would especially request the youth and women to vote in large numbers,” PM Modi said in a tweet soon after the polling began at 7am amid tight security.
“I urge my brothers and sisters in Bengal to come out in large numbers and exercise their democratic rights today,” Mamata Banerjee’s tweet read.
Elections for the 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal, being held in eight phases, will conclude on April 29. The results will be announced onMay