In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly cast his vote at a polling booth in Behala constituency of South 24 Parganas district. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in this fourth phase of assembly election. The...
Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly polls. Long queues of voters were seen outside polling stations across five districts. Voting, which will continue till 6:30 pm, is underway with adherence to Covid protocols. Elections are being held in Howrah, South 24 Parganas, Alipurduar, Cooch Behar and Hooghly. Over 1.15 crore voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 373 candidates. High-profile candidates include Babul Supriyo, Partha Chatterjee and Arup Biswas. Tight security arrangements have been made to ensure peaceful voting. As many as 789 companies of central armed police forces have been deployed to guard 15,940 booths. State police forces have also been deployed at strategic locations to aid central forces. Elections for 294 seats in Bengal are being held in eight phases, results on May 2.
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Polling began at 7 am on April 10 for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. People queued up at a polling station in Domjur Assembly constituency in Howrah to exercise their franchise. This phase of elections will witness an intense battle between 373 candidates in 44 constituencies. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase. The fifth phase of the Assembly elections will commence on April 17. Counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Former West Bengal minister and current BJP candidate from Domjur assembly constituency in Howrah, Rajib Banerjee shared his experience with the TMC. He said that the party pushes back talented people and only promotes 'Bhatija'. "There is a limited company like situation, where people follow orders of the top boss. Some selected people, who only do 'yes and no' they get the chance not the people who are dedicatedly doing their work," he said.
On May 04, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda and state party chief Dilip Ghosh visited residence of party worker that has been allegedly vandalised by TMC workers. JP Nadda talked to the violence-affected BJP workers there. Nadda is on a two-day visit to the state.
BJP president JP Nadda said post-poll violence in West Bengal reminiscent of Partition days. Nadda exhorted party workers in the state to democratically fight the 'savagery’. The BJP chief arrived at Kolkata airport on Tuesday on a two-day visit to Bengal. “Post-poll violence in Bengal is reminiscent of the atrocities during Partition. I am here to stand in solidarity with our activists who have faced attacks. We are committed to democratically fight this ideological battle and TMC activities. Will visit residences of BJP workers attacked in South 24 Parganas district,” he said. BJP has claimed at least six of its workers & supporters were killed in violence. Violence was allegedly unleashed by TMC following its victory in assembly polls.
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Speaking on the reports of post-poll violence in West Bengal, BJP president JP Nadda, who is on a visit to the state, on May 5 said the incidents which we saw after the results of Bengal elections shock us make us worried. Adding on it, Nadda said the party is ready to fight democratically in Bengal. "The incidents which we saw after the results of West Bengal Poll shock us and make us worried. I had heard of such incidents during India's partition. We had never seen such intolerance after the results of a poll, in independent India," Nadda told mediapersons. "We're committed to fight this ideological battle and the activities of TMC which is full of intolerance. We are ready to fight democratically. I will go to South 24 Parganas now and visit the houses of those workers later whose lives ended a few hours after the results," he added. BJP has claimed that elements in the TMC cadre have been brutally attacking its candidates and setting the BJP offices on fire in the state.
The BJP office at Arambag municipality in Hooghly district of West Bengal is set ablaze. The people speaking in the video are hurling profanities at BJP. The identity of the people in the video is not confirmed.
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Amidst the ongoing polling for the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections on Saturday, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee was allegedly attacked in Hooghly's Chunchura. Chatterjee spoke to an Election Commission official saying that she was attacked by locals at polling booth no 66 in Chunchura. She also said that journalists were attacked too. The BJP leader demanded additional forces to be sent in Chunchura. Voting for 44 constituencies in West Bengal's fourth phase Assembly elections began at 7 am on Saturday amid tight security. Watch the full video for more details.
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As of voting for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly polls is underway, BJP candidate from Chunchura, Locket Chatterjee offered prayers at a Hanuman Temple in Hooghly's Chunchura on April 10. This phase of elections will witness an intense battle between 373 candidates in 44 constituencies. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase. The counting of votes will take place on May 02.
In the ongoing fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections 2021, security personnel help an woman voter get to a polling station in Alipurduar constituency. Long queue of voters was witnessed at a polling station in Kulberia Dharmatala of South 24 Parganas. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will participate in this phase, out of which 2,63,016 are first-time voters. Counting of votes will take place on May 2.
TMC candidate from Alipurduar constituency, Sourav Chakraborty cast his vote on April 10 as the 4th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls has begun in the state. He also offered prayers at the temple before visiting the polling booth. State polls are underway in 44 constituencies. The counting of votes will take place on May 02.
Rolling out BJP's campaign for the third phase of polling in West Bengal with a rally at Alipurduar, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that Replacing Mamata Banerjee from the state would stop infiltration and even birds won't be allowed ever after. Targeting state CM Mamata Banerjee, Shah said, "Shouldn't infiltration be stopped? Doesn't it take jobs of our youth? Replace Didi, even birds won't be allowed to enter Bengal, let alone humans. All refugees will be respectfully given Indian citizenship." "Didi has lost Nandigram. The scenes that you witnessed yesterday tell that she is losing in Nandigram," he added.
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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on killing that took place in Cooch Behar. He said that doing politics on corpses is an old habit of CM Banerjee. PM Modi said, "Didi, how far will you go for vote bank? The truth is that Didi thought of her political benefit through those deaths. Doing politics on corpses is an old habit of Didi." "You might have listened to an audiotape over what happened in Cooch Behar. After the death of 5 people, Didi is doing politics. In this audiotape, Cooch Behar TMC leader is being told to hold a rally with the bodies of the 5 deceased," he added.
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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