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LIVE Blog: West Bengal voting in fourth phase of Assembly polls
West Bengal Assembly Polls

LIVE Blog: West Bengal voting in fourth phase of Assembly polls

| @indiablooms | 10 Apr 2021, 08:57 am

West Bengal is voting in the fourth phase of the high-voltage Assembly elections on Saturday. The fourth phase of Bengal assembly polls will cover 44 Assembly constituencies and 5 districts which include South 24 Parganas, Hooghly, Howrah, Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. Around 1crore 16 lakh voters are expected to cast their votes in this phase. 373 candidates, including 50 females, are contesting in this phase.

LIVE Updates

CISF spokesperson's statement on firing at Sitalkuchi poll booth

10 Apr 2021, 09:34 pm

"Mob outside booth no 126 at Jorpatki in Sitalkuchi AC in West Bengal attacked CISF jawans performing poll duty and tried to snatch their weapons. In self-defence and to save polling officials, jawans deployed at the polling station fired 6-8 rounds": CISF Spokesperson.

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase IV (Apr 10) voter turnout till 4:30 PM:

10 Apr 2021, 05:34 pm

Overall voting percentage: 76.16%

South 24 Parganas: 75.29%

Howrah: 75.35%

Hooghly: 75.99%

Cooch Behar: 79.53%

Alipurduar: 73.84%

What happened in Sitalkuchi is very unfortunate: Amit Malviya

10 Apr 2021, 05:25 pm

"What happened in Sitalkuchi is very unfortunate but it is the direct outcome of what Mamata Banerjee had said in her rallies (gherao of CRPF)," says BJP leader Amit Malviya.

He said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee knows the election is slipping out of her hand.

"Mamata Banerjee knows the election is slipping out of her hands so she wants violence to perpetuate in Bengal: Amit Malviya

Family allegedly attacked in Budge Budge for complaining about irregularity in EVM

10 Apr 2021, 04:42 pm

Four of a family alleged that they were attacked by 15-20 unknown miscreants and their car was vandalized 100 metres away from a polling station in Budge Budge in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Saturday.

The family claimed that it had come under the attack after one of them had alleged an irregularity in the EVM machine while casting his vote.

A complaint has been registered with the Budge Budge Police Station, investigation has been initiated.

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase IV (Apr 10) voter turnout till 3:00 PM

10 Apr 2021, 04:40 pm

66.76 percent voting held till 3 pm

South 24 Parganas: 64.07%

Howrah: 65.23%

Hooghly: 67.42%

Cooch Behar: 70.21%

Alipurduar: 68.51%

Disgusted and disappointed with today's attack on me: Paayel Sarkar

10 Apr 2021, 04:23 pm


Footage of firing in Cooch Behar

10 Apr 2021, 03:01 pm

Footage accessed from local sources captures the moment when CISF opened fire outside Sitalkuchi Polling Booth no. 126 in Cooch Behar after they had reportedly come under attack. (IBNS did not verify the authenticity of the footage independently.)


Payel Sarkar's vehicle vandalised in Kolkata

10 Apr 2021, 02:47 pm

BJP candidate Payel Sarkar has claimed her vehicle was vandalised at Hospital More in Kolkata's Haridevpur.

Bengal: Cooch Behar SP Debasish Dhar reacts to Sitalkuchi firing

10 Apr 2021, 02:46 pm


Voter turnout over 52 per cent till 1 pm

10 Apr 2021, 01:53 pm

Overall: 52.89%

South 24 Parganas: 48.32%
Howrah: 51.39%
Hooghly: 54.19%
Cooch Behar: 56.87%
Alipurduar: 56.96%

Cooch Behar: Voting adjourned in polling booth where CAPF fired

10 Apr 2021, 01:46 pm

Voting has been adjourned in Polling Booth no. 126 at Jorepatki under Sitalkuchi AC in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, where four persons were shot dead earlier allegedly in CAPF firing. The date of re-poll in the booth will be announced later: Election Commission of India.

Shameful to see shooting justified as self-defense: Mamata Banerjee

10 Apr 2021, 01:28 pm

"It is shameful to see the shooting has been justified as a self-defense. I urge all people to take revenge of the shooting by casting votes in favour of the TMC through democratic means," said Mamata Banerjee at a rally. 

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee's vehicle vandalised

10 Apr 2021, 12:40 pm

BJP candidate Locket Chatterjee was attacked and her vehicle was vandalised allegedly by TMC in Hooghly's Chinsurah on Saturday morning. Few media cars were also damaged. 5 persons have been held.

CISF fired in self-defense: Source tells IBNS

10 Apr 2021, 12:26 pm

Sources in the CISF told IBNS: After being informed that villages were being obstructed by miscreants from casting their votes, additional forces of CISF as Quick Response Team (QRT) were deployed to the scene. Hundreds of local villagers had geraoed the CISF personnel and started demonstrating.

Soon situation turned violent as miscreants from the gathering of local villagers attacked CISF personnel and attempted to snatch their rifles. CISF had to fire bullets in self-defense. We will be sending a detailed report of the incident to the ECI shortly.

Tollygunge BJP candidate Babul Supriyo alleges rigging

10 Apr 2021, 12:25 pm

BJP candidate from Tollygunge, Babul Supriyo, has accused a woman of rigging at a polling booth. 


TMC files complaint before ECI via email over Sitalkuchi CISF firing

10 Apr 2021, 12:12 pm

The TMC has filed complaint before ECI via email over the firing by CISF in Sitalkuchi. 

Voter turnout over 33 per cent till 11 am

10 Apr 2021, 12:11 pm

Overall: 33.98%

South 24 Parganas: 30.01%
Howrah: 33.81%
Hooghly: 36.63%
Cooch Behar: 34.04%
Alipurduar: 38.69%

At least four shot dead allegedly by CAPF in Cooch Behar, ECI seeks report

10 Apr 2021, 12:10 pm

At least four persons were killed and several others were injured as Central paramilitary force personnel allegedly fired bullets outside polling booth no. 126 at Jorepatki area under Sitalkuchi Assembly Constituency in Cooch Behar district of northern West Bengal on Saturday, reports said.

Locals alleged that during a verbal altercation, few CAPF jawans suddenly shot multiple bullets that left at least four persons killed.

TMC claimed that all four persons killed were its supporters and went to cast their votes.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has sought a report to know in which condition the CAPF had to fire bullets.

Earlier in morning, an 18-year-old youth, identified as Ananda Barman, was shot dead outside polling booth no. 285 at Pathantuli Shalbari area under the same assembly constituency when he was going to cast his life's first vote.

BJP leaders claimed that the teenager belonged to a BJP-supporter family and was shot dead by TMC men, though local TMC leadership denied their involvement in the incident.

ECI is examining this matter too.

Around 15.85 pc turnout till 9.30 AM in Bengal; 1,15,81,022 electorate exercised their franchise

10 Apr 2021, 10:34 am

Amid elaborate security arrangements, around 15.85 per cent of 1,15,81,022 electorate exercised their franchise till 9.30 AM on Saturday in the fourth phase West Bengal Assembly election to 44 seats to decide the fate of 373 candidates, an Election Commission (EC) official here said. Long queues were seen outside polling stations, where voting will continue till 6.30 PM.

West Bengal: New voter shot dead at Sitalkuchi

10 Apr 2021, 10:11 am

A first time voter, aged about 18-20, was today killed after gunmen attacked him from behind at a voter line in Sitalkuchi, Cooch Behar while polling 4th phase was underway for 44 assembly seats in five districts of West Bengal.

CM Mamata Banerjee urges people to vote in large numbers

10 Apr 2021, 09:06 am


Narendra Modi urges people to vote

10 Apr 2021, 08:59 am


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