West Bengal recorded a whopping voter turnout - 72.19% - till 3PM on 30 April. In its fifth phase of elections, the high turnout is an indication of the excitement among voters about the polls. 31 seats in South 24 Parganas and 18 in Hooghly, apart from four in South Kolkata, went to polls today.
This was the most important phase of the West Bengal elections, given that today's voting would decide the fate of most heavyweight candidates including that of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting from Bhawanipur. Congress' Deepa Dasmunshi and BJP's Chandra Bose are pitted against her.
Popular Tollywood actress Debashri Roy is TMC's star candidate from Raidighi. This will be her second consecutive electoral battle against former CPI(M) minister Kanti Ganguly, whom she defeated from the same seat in 2011.
Here's what the city looked like as people went to cast their vote: