The third phase of Assembly elections is underway in West Bengal. BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour in South 24 Parganas, Deepak Haldar cast his vote at polling booth at Abdalpur F P Primary School on April 06. West Bengal is conducting elections on 31 seats, today. The counting of votes and the...
Wearing PPE kits, three COVID-19 positive patients came to cast their votes in WB's Siliguri on April 17. They went to Booth No 173A at Siliguri Girls School to exercise their right. Fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections held today.
With fifth phase of polling is underway in West Bengal, a report of TMC camp office vandalism has surfaced from Deganga Assembly constituency. TMC's camp office was vandalised at booth number 81 in Kumarpur on April 17. The party workers alleged that central forces are behind the vandalism. West Bengal recorded a voter turnout of 69.40 per cent till 3.30 pm across 45 constituencies in six districts during the fifth phase of the state Assembly polls, according to the Election Commission (EC). Voting for the fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security.
A purported video from Sitalkuchi in Bengal's Cooch Behar is doing rounds on social media. Four villagers had died in the area in an altercation with CRPF jawans during the fourth phase of polling. Ruling TMC said video vindicates its position that there was no provocation for CRPF to fire. TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien went on to dub it as cold-blooded genocide. The video shows many locals gathered in a field, while some are seen wielding sticks. In the viral video, some central force jawans can also be seen. Soon firing can be heard, though it is not clear who fired the shot. Video shows a ruckus erupt in the area after the shots are fired. Earlier, Cooch Behar SP had said there was rumour that police opened fire. Debasish Dhar had added that the rumour led locals to come out in large numbers. The SP had said that this led the Central forces to open fire in self defence.
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After BJP president JP Nadda claimed to win Assembly elections and forming government in West Bengal, TMC leader Derek O'Brien declined his claims and called it "mind games"."I am amused with mind games of 'MoShah' (Modi and Shah). Last night, Modi-Shah and BJP president JP Nadda, had a review meeting over Bengal. They know that we're ahead of them. In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, we were 3% ahead of BJP and this time it's increased to 6%. So, catch us if you can. 'Tourist Gang', despite big talks, are behind, that's why the mind games. We have won Nandigram. There is no other constituency; it's all BJP's mind games." said Derek O'Brien.
BJP s tate president Dilip Ghosh cast his vote during first phase of polling for West Bengal Assembly elections on March 27. On TMC alleging rigging of polls, BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said, "TMC knows that it is losing and that's why it is saying all this. For such complaints, TMC should go to the Election Commission... TMC and Mamata Banerjee are under pressure and that is why they are saying such things." TMC's Derek O'Brien wrote to EC. He state, "Voter turnout for ACs Kanthi Dakshin (216) and Kanthi Uttar (213) at 9:13am was 18.47% and 18.95% respectively, 4 minutes later at 9:17am voter turnout reduced to 10.60% and 9:40%. Such discrepancy raises question on genuineness of data issued by EC."
BJP candidate Raju Banerjee's car was allegedly attacked by goons on April 17 during the fifth phase of polls. He is the candidate from Kamarhati in North 24 Parganas. He has lodged a complaint with Election Commission. Fifth phase of pollings are underway for the 45 Assembly constituencies.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across India, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi alleged that BJP ruled states have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of medical equipment. "Some of our chief ministers told me that they were left with a few days of vaccines. They had no oxygen and they were running out of ventilators. But there has been a thundering silence on the part of the government. On the contrary, some other states of interests to the BJP have been receiving preferential treatment in terms of equipment etc," said Congress president.
Creating a fresh controversy, the BJP had on Friday released an audiotape in which West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee can purportedly be heard proposing a rally with the bodies of the 5 firing victims of Cooch Behar. Mamata Banerjee has now alleged that her phone is being tapped.
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