West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar cast his vote in the eighth phase of assembly polls. The governor was accompanied by his wife Sudesh Dhankhar who also cast her vote. Dhankhar and his wife voted at a polling station in Chowringhee in Kolkata. BJP's Mithun Chakraborty also cast his vote in the eighth phase of Bengal Assembly polls. The actor-turned-leader voted at a polling booth in Kashipur-Belgachia of North Kolkata. Congratulating the security personnel, Mithun said he never voted so peacefully before. Meanwhile, BJP chief JP Nadda urged Bengal voters to cast their votes while following Covid norms. Voting is underway at 35 constituencies in four districts of West Bengal. As many as 283 candidates are in the fray in the last phase of the Assembly elections. The counting of votes for Bengal polls will take place on May 2.
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Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty cast his vote for the final phase of WB polls on Apr 29 at a polling station in Kashipur-Belgachia in North Kolkata. He said, "I had never voted so peacefully ever before. I must congratulate all the security personnel." The counting of votes is scheduled for May 02.
BJP was denied permission to hold a roadshow of Mithun Chakraborty in Kolkata's Behala. A group of party activists held a demonstration in front of Parnasree police station. Protest was led by BJP's Srabanti Chatterjee, who is contesting from Behala Paschim seat. “I have done so many campaigns, when did you see us breaking law and order. Problem is caused by them (TMC), I want to know the reason for cancellation. It is saddening that our party president (Dilip Ghosh) is being attacked. We will tolerate everything till April 21, we won't let violence mar elections,” Mithun said. Mithun, however, led a roadshow in Tollygunge for BJP's candidate Babul Supriyo. “It is a shameful incident, didi (Mamata Banerjee) is scared of defeat. She is trying to kill democracy through violence as always. They also did not give permission to campaign here, but we managed to do it,” Babul said.
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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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BJP leader Locket Chatterjee's car was attacked by locals in Hooghly during the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections on April 10. However, she did not suffer any injury in the incident. Security personnel rushed to the spot and controlled the mob. Chatterjee is also the candidate from Chunchura constituency. Voting is underway for the fourth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections.
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.
Tension between media persons and security personnel at a polling booth in West Bengal’s Hooghly. Media persons alleged that security personnel pushed them out from a polling booth in Tarkeswar. This comes as the third phase of polling is underway in West Bengal. Polling percentage was over 6% till 3 pm on Tuesday. Watch the full video for more details.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi continued to lead BJP's campaign in West Bengal by fiercely targeting CM Mamata over industrial infrastructure in the state. "A major reason for Didi's bewilderment is her report card of 10 years. Old industries have been shut down. Possibilities of new industries, new investment, new business and employment have also been closed down," said PM Modi in Hooghly on April 3. Third phase of polling in West Bengal will be held on April 6.
A flight carrying medical supplies from Singapore arrived in India. IAF IL-76 reached Panagarh in WB with COVID aid. Singapore is among several countries that sent several emergency COVID-19 relief shipments to India.
A four-member MHA team visited Diamond Harbour area in South 24 Parganas district on May 07. MHA deputed the team to assess ground situation amid post-poll violence in Bengal. Violence has been reported in several parts of West Bengal after assembly results.
All India NR Congress (AINRC) president N Rangasamy took oath as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on May 07. The oath was administered by Puducherry Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan. AINRC won 10 seats in Assembly elections while its ally BJP bagged six seats.
Oath taking ceremony of newly elected MLAs of Bengal was held inside the state Legislative Assembly on May 07. MLAs of West Bengal took oath as members of the state assembly in Kolkata. All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) got an absolute majority on its own by bagging 213 seats in the 294-member assembly. While BJP ended with 38% vote-share, it won 77 seats and became principal opposition party in WB.
Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and Bharatiya Janata Party leader and actor Mithun Chakraborty campaigned for party's candidate in Nandigram Suvendu Adhikari on March 30..