A 3-cornered battle is on the playing cards in 31 Assembly seats which can be set to go to polls on Tuesday in the third phase of Bengal elections, with the BJP searching for to breach TMC fortresses, and Left Front-ISF-Congress alliance hoping to make a mark in areas, the place id politics has gained floor.
More than 78.5 lakh voters are eligible to train their franchise and determine the destiny of 205 candidates — distinguished amongst them being BJP chief Swapan Dasgupta, TMC minister Ashima Patra and CPI(M) chief Kanti Ganguly — in three districts — Howrah, Hooghly and South 24 Parganas.
Tight safety preparations have been made to make sure peaceable voting, with 618 corporations of CAPF deployed to protect 10,871 polling stations, all of which have been marked “sensitive” by the Election Commission. State police forces can even be deputed at strategic areas to help the CAPF.
Here are the live updates:
Polling until 9 a.m. was reported at about 15%.
One injured in crude bomb explosion outside a polling booth in Canning Purba Assembly segment.
Saukat Mollah, TMC candidate blames Indian Secular Front supporters for the violence.
– Shiv Sahay Singh
Mograhat Paschim South 24 Parganas Trinamool Congress candidate and Minister Giyasuddin Mollah and ISF candidate Maidul Islam accuse one another of intimidating voters outside the polling booth.
Diamond Harbour BJP candidate Dipak Halder alleges that voters will not be being allowed to solid their votes in sure areas. Mr. Halder says he has sought intervention of the Election Commission.
TMC candidate from Dhanekhali in Hooghly makes comparable allegations towards BJP supporters.
– Shiv Sahay Singh
Regarding the incident in the Goghat Assembly space, police mentioned right now, that the spouse of a BJP supporter was allegedly killed on Monday round 11 p.m.
Madhabi Adak was injured as she tried to avoid wasting her husband when a couple of males barged into their residence and attacked him, they mentioned. Adak’s household alleged that the Trinamool Congress was behind the incident, a cost denied by the ruling occasion.
Overnight violence was reported in some elements of the State.
A girl was discovered useless in Goghat Assembly space in Hooghly.
Villagers in Baruipur Purba Assembly segment in South 24 Parganas alleged that they’ve been threatened to not solid their vote.
– Shiv Sahay Singh
Sector Officer of Uluberia Uttar consituency of Howrah district was suspended by the Election Commission for sleeping over at a relative’s home with reserve EVMs.
“Tapan Sarkar, sector officer of Sector 17 in AC 177 Uluberia Uttar at Howrah District went with Reserve EVM and slept at a relative’s house. This is a gross violation of ECI’s Instructions for which the Sector Officer has been suspended and charges will be framed for major punishment. The Sector Police attached to Sector Officer have also been directed to be suspended. The said EVM and VVPAT have been taken out of the stock and shall not be used in the polls,” the Election Commission mentioned.
Villagers noticed a automobile with an Election Commission sticker outside the home of the TMC chief in the early hours, after which they began protesting, he added.
Then, it was discovered that the officer of sector 17 Tapan Sarkar was visiting the TMC chief’s home with the EVMs, the official mentioned.
The EVMs and VVPATs had been seized and the officer suspended, he mentioned. “The four machines are not being used in today’s polling. We have sought a report from the District Election Officer,” he added.
The sector officer claimed that he reached the world very late and located the polling booth closed, following that he determined to spend the night time at his relative’s residence, unable to search out any “safe place” to remain.
– Amit Baruah, PTI
Voting is underway with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in 16 seats in South 24 Parganas district (half II), seven in Howrah (half I) and eight in Hooghly (half I).
Over 78.5 lakh voters are eligible to train their franchise to determine the destiny of 205 candidates, together with BJP chief Swapan Dasgupta, state minister Ashima Patra and CPI(M) chief Kanti Ganguly.
Polling started at 7 a.m. Long queues had been seen outside polling stations, the place voting will proceed until 6.30 p.m.
Section 144 CrPC in all 31 constituencies going to the ballot
The Election Commission has described as delicate all of the 31 West Bengal meeting constituencies the place voting shall be held in the third phase on Tuesday and imposed prohibitory orders underneath Section 144 of the Cr PC in them, an official in it mentioned.
The constituencies are unfold over the districts of Howrah (Part I), Hooghly (Part I) and South 24 Parganas (Part II).
The order restricts illegal meeting and motion, holding of public conferences, carrying of weapons, sticks, banners, placards by anyone in addition to shouting slogans and utilizing loudspeakers, he clarified.
Unprecedented deployment of Central forces in West Bengal
The Election Commission of India has deployed about 618 firm of Central forces in West Bengal for the third phase of polling in the State in which 31 Assembly seats are going to polls on Tuesday.
Of the 618 corporations of Central forces, 317 corporations shall be deployed in South 24 Parganas, the district the place 16 Assembly seats are going to polls. 167 corporations of Central forces shall be developed in Hooghly and remaining in Howrah. Eight seats in Hooghly and 7 in Howrah will go to polls in the third phase.
Confident of win in Bengal now, later in Delhi: Mamata
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on April 5 asserted that she would win the continuing State polls regardless of damage and finally purpose for energy in Delhi.
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Training her weapons at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, Ms. Banerjee who’s searching for a 3rd time period in workplace mentioned that West Bengal shall be dominated by its personal individuals.
২৪X৭ নিউজ বেঙ্গল এ সবার আগে পড়ুন ব্রেকিং নিউজ। থাকছে দৈনিক টাটকা খবর, খবরের লাইভ আপডেট। সবচেয়ে ভরসাযোগ্য বাংলা এবং ইংলিশ খবর পড়ুন ২৪X৭ নিউজ বেঙ্গল এর ওয়েবসাইটে। নিয়মিত খবরে থাকতে লাইক করুন ফেসবুকে ও ফলো করুন টুইটারে।
‘রঙ’ ছাড়া সংবাদ খুঁজে পাওয়া কঠিন। কোন খবরটা ‘খাচ্ছে’? সেটাই কি শেষ কথা? নাকি আসল সত্যিটার নাম ‘সংবাদ’! ‘ব্রেকিং’ আর প্রাইম টাইমের পিছনে দৌড়তে গিয়ে দেওয়ালে পিঠ ঠেকেছে সত্যিকারের সাংবাদিকতার। অর্থ আর চোখ রাঙানিতে হাত বাঁধা সাংবাদিকদের। কিন্তু, গণতন্ত্রের চতুর্থ স্তম্ভে ‘রঙ’ লাগানোয় বিশ্বাসী নই আমরা। আর মৃত্যুশয্যা থেকে ফিরিয়ে আনতে পারেন আপনারাই। সোশ্যালের ওয়াল জুড়ে বিনামূল্যে পাওয়া খবরে ‘ফেক’ তকমা জুড়ে যাচ্ছে না তো? আসলে পৃথিবীতে কোনও কিছুই ‘ফ্রি’ নয়। তাই, আপনার দেওয়া একটি টাকাও অক্সিজেন জোগাতে পারে। স্বতন্ত্র সাংবাদিকতার স্বার্থে আপনার স্বল্প অনুদানও মূল্যবান। পাশে থাকুন।
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