In the final phase of the West Bengal elections, polling for 35 seats took 76 percent till 05:30 PM. Long queues of voters were seen at most polling stations. Although the Election Commission has made all the security arrangements, despite this, there is a concern about spreading the Covid-19 infection. The state recorded the highest number of 17,207 cases of Covid-19 in one day on Wednesday, while 77 people lost their life. In this phase, more than 84 lakh voters will decide the fate of more than 283 candidates in 35 assembly seats of West Bengal.
Strong security arrangements have been made in the wake of the violence in the earlier phases, especially in the fourth phase of polling in which five people died in Cooch Behar. To ensure free and fair voting, at least 641 companies of central forces have been deployed, 224 companies have been deployed only in the Birbhum district. Votes are being cast at 11,860 polling stations for 11-11 assembly seats in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in Kolkata. All eyes are on Birbhum District President Anubrata Mandal of the Trinamool Congress who is under the strict supervision of the Election Commission.