Modi asks voters to turn up in large numbers

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked voters on Saturday to come  in large numbers in the fifth phase of Bengal Assembly polls and by-polls for which the voting is on.

“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,”  the PM said in a tweet.

In another tweet, the PM also urged voters to come in record numbers in by-polls and strengthen democracy.

“There are by-polls taking place in different parts of the country. I urge voters in the seats polling today to vote in record numbers and strengthen the festival of democracy,” Modi tweeted.

Voting for the fifth phase of the eight-phase assembly election in West Bengal is currently on in  45  of the state’s 294 constituencies.

Polling has also commenced for the by-polls on Madhupur Assembly seat in Jharkhand, Nagarjuna Sagar Assembly by-poll in Telangana and Belagavi Lok Sabha seat in Karnataka.

In Rajasthan, voting is on for three assembly seats.