TMC MLA dead, four contestants ailing as Bengal votes under Covid cloud

TMC MLA dead, four contestants ailing as Bengal votes under Covid cloud

The Indian Express

A SITTING TMC MLA succumbed to Covid-19 on Saturday, after the death of two West Bengal poll contestants earlier, as the state turned out in large numbers to cast votes for the fifth phase of polling.

While masks and sanitisers were at hand, social distancing was virtually non-existent at booths across the state where more than 78% cast their ballots by 5 pm for 45 constituencies. A CRPF jawan posted at a booth in Barasat constituency in North 24 Parganas said, 'Voters are given hand sanitisers and masks if they are not wearing one.

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