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LIVE: West Bengal voting in fifth phase West Bengal

LIVE: West Bengal voting in fifth phase

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 Apr 2021, 09:03 am

Voting in the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls is underway on Saturday. Voting is taking place in 45 seats. The districts include North 24 Parganas Part I, Darjeeling, Nadia Part I, Kalimpong, East Bardhaman Part I and Jalpaiguri on Saturday.Catch live updates all day

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West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V (Apr 17) voter turnout till 5:00 PM

17 Apr 2021, 05:49 pm

Overall: 78.36%

Darjeeling: 74.60%

Jalpaiguri: 81.71%

Kalimpong: 69.56%

Nadia: 81.50%

North 24 Parganas: 75.14%

East Burdwan: 81.67%

EC adjourned poll to Jangipur assembly seat following death of RSP candidate

17 Apr 2021, 05:43 pm

Kolkata, Apr 17 (UNI) The Jangipur seat assembly poll in Murshidabad, which was slated for April 26, has been put off following death of RSP (Left front) candidate Pradip Kumar Nandy, who died of covid-19 on Thursday.

The Election Commission on Saturday put off the election to the Jangipur seat in West Bengal following the death of a Revolutionary Socialist Party candidate.

As per provisions of the Representation of the People Act, in case a candidate of a recognised party dies, the poll is put off to allow the party to decide on a new candidate.

The new candidate gets to file his or her nomination and goes through the entire process of scrutiny of documents and the opportunity to withdraw nomination.

"Poll at 58 Jangipur AC in Murshidabad scheduled on April 26 stands adjourned due to death of RSP candidate." The Election Commission would announce a fresh poll schedule for the seat in the coming days, officials said.

West Bengal is voting BJP all the way: Amit Shah

17 Apr 2021, 05:20 pm

 

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V (Apr 17) voter turnout till 3 PM:

17 Apr 2021, 03:49 pm

Overall: 69.40%

Darjeeling: 64.48%

Jalpaiguri: 74.71%

Kalimpong: 62.71%

Nadia: 72.68%

North 24 Parganas: 65.69%

East Burdwan: 72.21%

Bengal Assembly Polls: More than 52 pc turnout recorded till 1315 hours

17 Apr 2021, 03:44 pm

Barring reports of stray violence, the fifth phase of polling in West Bengal recorded a high turnout of more than 52% till 1315 hours.

The security personnel are maintaining a tight vigil and they have addressed a few incidents that were reported, an election official here said.

A BJP polling agent at Kamarhati assembly booth in North 24 Parganas district died of cardiac arrest in the first hours of the polling.

The Election Commission has sought report over death of a BJP polling agent, identified as Abhijit Samanta, at booth number 107 in Kamarhati assembly constituency in North 24 Pathanas, and a clash broke out between the TMC and BJP supporters at at Shantinagar under Bidhanagar assembly segment,Salt Lake.

A clash broke out between Trinamool and BJP supporters at Bidhanagar where rival groups pelted stones.

Several women were injured in the attack at Santinagar in Bidhanagar. BJP candidate Sabyasachi Dutta has reached the spot.

Stones and bricks were hurled in between the TMC and BJP activists at Shantinagar under Bidhangar where the rival parties blamed each other for obstructing voters to go to the booths.

Trinamool Congress candidate and state fire minister Sujit Bose alleged that he was stopped from entering a booth at Kalindi

“Two of our people were injured in stone-pelting by BJP supporters at booth numbers 265 & 272. We have informed the election observer and police. The situation is normal now,’ Bose said.

BJP candidate Sabyasachi Dutta alleged the TMC goons were creating problem before the combat force arrived to restore the situation.

“Nobody helped him, there is no facility for treatment here," the victim's brother alleged as the corps was on a table at the booth for quite some time before any help came for shifting to nearby hospital.

Voter turnout over 54 per cent till 1:30 pm

17 Apr 2021, 02:53 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V (Apr 17) voter turnout till 1:30 PM:

Overall: 54.70%

Darjeeling: 51.42%
Jalpaiguri: 59.47%
Kalimpong: 43.28%
Nadia: 57.85%
North 24 Parganas: 50.75%
East Burdwan: 58.13%

Voter turnout over 54 per cent till 1 pm

17 Apr 2021, 01:42 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V (Apr 17) voter turnout till 1 PM:

Overall: 54.67%

Darjeeling: 51.42%
Jalpaiguri: 59.47%
Kalimpong: 43.28%
Nadia: 57.68%
North 24 Parganas: 50.75%
East Burdwan: 58.13%

Voter turnout over 36 per cent till 11 am

17 Apr 2021, 11:42 am

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V (Apr 17) voter turnout till 11 AM:

Overall: 36.02%

Darjeeling: 33.51%
Jalpaiguri: 39.27%
Kalimpong: 34.69%
Nadia: 37.40%
North 24 Parganas: 33.34%
East Burdwan: 38.62%

Over 16 per cent people voted till 10 am

17 Apr 2021, 10:46 am

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V (Apr 17) voter turnout till 10 am:

Overall: 16.27%

Darjeeling: 14.88%
Jalpaiguri: 18.62%
Kalimpong: 14.00%
Nadia: 16.52%
North 24 Parganas: 15.30%
East Burdwan: 16.89%

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase V voter turnout till 10 AM

17 Apr 2021, 10:29 am

Overall: 16.27%

Darjeeling: 14.88%

Jalpaiguri: 18.62%

Kalimpong: 14.00%

Nadia: 16.52%

North 24 Parganas: 15.30%

East Burdwan: 16.89%

Violence reported from Shantinagar seat in Salt Lake

17 Apr 2021, 10:25 am

TMC and BJP supporters allegedly pelted stones at each other in Shantinagar area of Salt Lake.

Narendra Modi urges people to vote

17 Apr 2021, 09:06 am

Indian PM Narendra Modi tweeted: "Urging all those voting in today’s fifth phase of the West Bengal elections to vote in large numbers. First time voters in particular should exercise their franchise."