Modi urges poll-bound Bengal, Assam to vote in record numbers

Guwahati: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who addressed several election rallies in West Bengal and Assam, urged voters of the two poll-bound states to cast their votes in record numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy.

Modi tweeted: “Urging the people of West Bengal in whose seats there is polling taking place today (April 1) to vote in record numbers.

“Second phase of the Assam polls takes place today. Requesting all eligible voters of this phase to strengthen the festival of democracy by exercising their franchise,” the Prime Minister said in another tweet.

In April 1’s second phase, voting for 30 seats in West Bengal and 39 constituencies in Assam began at 7 am amid tight security.

In the first phase, 30 of the total of 294 Assembly seats in West Bengal and 47 of the 126 Assembly seats in Assam balloting were held on March 27.

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