Bengal votes in 5th phase; Modi urges voters to turn up in large numbers
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged voters in the fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections to vote in large numbers.
In tweets, he also noted that bypolls to many assembly and Lok Sabha seats were taking place on Saturday, and asked people to vote in record numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy.
"Urging all those voting in today's fifth phase of the West Bengal elections to vote in large numbers. First time voters in particular should exercise their franchise," Modi added.
পশ্চিমবঙ্গে আজ পঞ্চম দফার নির্বাচনে ভোটদাতাদের বিপুল পরিমাণে ভোট দেবার আহ্বান জানাই। বিশেষত প্রথম বার যারা ভোট দিচ্ছেন, তাঁরা অবশ্যই ভোটাধিকার প্রয়োগ করবেন।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 17, 2021
Polling began for 45 seats in the fifth phase of the West Bengal elections from 7 am amid tight security, with over one crore voters to decide fate of 342 candidates. PTI