KOLKATA: Amid ongoing controversy over excessive voter turnouts in West Bengal, the poll panel has claimed its Systematic electorate‘ education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) tasks have led to “huge“vote casting figures in first segment of meeting polls in each West Bengal and Assam.
In a announcement dated April nine, the Election fee had certain country–smart steps being undertakenbelow SVEEP inclusive of placing-up all-girls polling stations, model stations, the use of mascots,allowing special centers for the disabled, deploying attention observers in Bengal among others.
“SVEEP tasks in Bengal and Assam have brought about huge voters‘ turnouts in the course of the primary section of ballot in both the states,” it stated.
For the component one of the first phase of polls in West Bengal on April 4 concerning 18 segments (which includes 13 in Left Wing Extremism regions), the Election fee declared a final turnout discern of84.22 per cent. At the belief of polling, the panel had given a tentative parent of eighty.ninety two percent.
Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya approached the fee lately over the higher chances pronouncing the spike in figures wishes to be investigated.
The opposition parties had been up in fingers over the cutting-edge figures, preserving it as an proof of the ruling Trinamool Congress indulging in electoral malpractices.