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LIVE: West Bengal voting in third phase of Assembly polls West Bengal Assembly Polls

LIVE: West Bengal voting in third phase of Assembly polls

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Apr 2021, 08:28 am

Voting in the third-phase of the high-octane West Bengal Assembly polls is currently underway. In this phase, the fates of 205 candidates, who are contesting across 31 seats, will be decided.Voting is taking place in Hooghly, South 24 Parganas and Howrah districts. In the third phase, 78,52,425 voters, including 39,93,280 males, 38,58,902 females and 243 third gender, will exercise their franchise in 10,871 polling booths spread across the 31 constituencies. 

LIVE Updates

West Bengal Assembly Polls: 77.68 pct turnout till 5 pm

06 Apr 2021, 05:56 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase III (Apr 6) voter turnout till 5:00 PM:

Overall: 77.68%

South 24 Parganas: 76.74%
Howrah: 77.92%
Hooghly: 79.29%

BJP workers forcibly occupying polling booths and attacking TMC activists: Mamata Banerjee

06 Apr 2021, 04:31 pm

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that the BJP workers were forcibly occupying polling booths and attacking TMC activists.

Addressing a public meeting here, Ms Banerjee said her party's nominee in Arambagh, Sujata Mondal, was chased and hit on head near a polling booth by saffron party workers.

“They also hit another candidate in Khanakul. In Canning East, security forces prevented our nominee Shaukat Mollah from entering a booth. There had been numerous such instances of attack on our candidates, party workers across the state," the TMC supremo alleged.

West Bengal Assembly Polls: 68.04 pct voting till 3 pm

06 Apr 2021, 03:48 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase III (Apr 6) voter turnout till 3:00 PM:

Overall: 68.04%

South 24 Parganas: 65.59%

Howrah: 68.38%

Hooghly: 72.54%

Tension erupts in Birbhum’s Dubrajpur as BJP worker’s dead body recovered from pond

06 Apr 2021, 02:49 pm

Tension erupts in Birbhum's Dubrajpur as body of a local BJP leader was recovered from a pond. Alleging that he was murdered by TMC goons, locals stage demonstration, vandalize an ambulance which went their to bring the body for autopsy.

When police along with Central paramilitary forces reached the scene, villagers clashed with the security forces. Few cops were injured in the clash. A heavy police force have been deployed to the scene.

 

 

Over 53 per cent votes polled till 1 pm

06 Apr 2021, 01:43 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase III (Apr 6) voter turnout till 1:00 PM:

Overall: 53.89%

South 24 Parganas: 51.67%
Howrah: 53.95%
Hooghly: 58.15%

TMC candidate Sujata Mondal allegedly attacked by BJP workers

06 Apr 2021, 01:42 pm

TMC Arambagh candidate Sujata Mondal chased and attacked allegedly by BJP workers at a village in Arandi I GP. ECI seeks report.

 

Over 42 per cent voter turnout till 12:30 pm

06 Apr 2021, 01:29 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase III (Apr 6) voter turnout till 12:30 PM:

Overall: 42.75%

South 24 Parganas: 41.99%
Howrah: 46.25%
Hooghly: 41.30%

CPI-M alleges TMC men stopping, threatening, assaulting women from casting votes in South 24 Parganas

06 Apr 2021, 12:06 pm

CPI-M submits a video footage before the ECI and alleged that TMC men were stopping, threatening and assaulting women who were going to cast their votes in South 24 Pargana's Bishnupur. ECI seeks report.

Note: IBNS did not verify the video clip's authenticity independently.

 

ECI suspends sector officer after EVMs were found at TMC leader's residence in Howrah's Uluberia

06 Apr 2021, 11:42 am

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has suspended a sector officer after four EVMs were recovered from the house of a local TMC leader in Howrah's Uluberia on Monday late night, just few hours before the third phase of election.

ECI said those were reserved EVM and have been removed from the polling process.

An investigation has been initiated into the matter.

An ECI official said that strict action will be taken against the accused.

Voter turnout over 34 per cent till 11 am

06 Apr 2021, 11:30 am

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase III (Apr 6) voter turnout till 11:00 AM:

Overall: 34.71%

South 24 Parganas: 32.44%
Howrah: 36.97%
Hooghly: 37.26%

Blatant misuse of central forces continues unabated: Mamata Banerjee alleges

06 Apr 2021, 10:59 am

Mamata Banerjee tweeted, "The blatant misuse of Central forces continues unabated. Despite us repeatedly raising this issue, @ECISVEEP continues to be a mute spectator while men in uniform are being misused at several places to openly intimidate TMC voters & influence many to vote in favour of one party."

 

BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour claims TMC supporters not allowing people to case their votes

06 Apr 2021, 09:17 am

Dipak Haldar, BJP candidate from Diamond Harbour, South 24 Parganas, has claimed that TMC supporters are bot allowing people to cast their votes in booth no. 180, 143 Dagira Baduldanga. He said he has complained the matter to EC officials.

Do exercise your democratic right to vote: Mamata Banerjee

06 Apr 2021, 08:45 am

 

Rahul Gandhi asks people to vote

06 Apr 2021, 08:31 am

 

Narendra Modi tweets in Bengali, urges people to vote in huge numbers

06 Apr 2021, 08:30 am