WB Polls Phase 3: Voting Concludes, 77.68% Turnout Till 5:30 pm

Ballots were cast in 31 seats spread across three districts — South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly.

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West Bengal
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Assam Assembly Election 2021
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With a turnout of 77.68 percent recorded till 5:30 pm, voting in the third phase of the West Bengal Assembly Elections ended on Tuesday, 6 April. Ballots were cast in 31 seats spread across three districts — 16 in South 24 Parganas, seven in Howrah, and eight in Hooghly.

While the polling was underway, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) filed a complaint with the Election Commission after party MLA and candidate from Arambagh Sujata Mondal was attacked in her constituency. Earlier during the day, a row erupted after EVMs and VVPATs were found at the residence of a TMC leader in Howrah’s Uluberia.

Snapshot
  • 77.68% voting has been recorded till 5:30 pm
  • Thirty-one seats across three districts – South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly – are casting their ballots.
  • Most of these seats are traditional TMC bastions with the party having won 29 of them in the 2016 Assembly elections
  • Key candidates in the fray include Dr Nirmal Maji (TMC), Swapan Dasgupta (BJP), and Kanti Ganguly (CPI-M), among others
  • A sector officer was suspended after EVMs and VVPATs were found at the residence of a TMC leader in Howrah’s Uluberia.
  • Union Minister Prakash Javedekar slammed the TMC and demanded an inquiry by the ECI in the matter.

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6:25 PM , 06 Apr
KEY EVENT

TMC Alleges Sexual Assault on Minor Girl by CRPF Jawan

The TMC has written to the Election Commission of India alleging sexual assault of a minor by a CRPF jawan in Tarakeshwar, Hooghly.

“In a gruesome and heartbreaking turn of events, the very CRPF that has been deployed to poll-bound Tarakeshwar, Hooghly to maintain the law and order, has become responsible for brutal and vicious attack on a minor, school-going girl,” the letter signed by TMC MP Derek O'Brien said.

The letter said that an official complaint and an FIR was registered with the Tarakeshwar police station.

WB Polls Phase 3: Voting Concludes, 77.68% Turnout Till 5:30 pm
6:04 PM , 06 Apr
KEY EVENT

77.68% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5:30 PM

WB Polls Phase 3: Voting Concludes, 77.68% Turnout Till 5:30 pm

This is provisional data and may be updated again shortly.

5:38 PM , 06 Apr

Voters Level Allegations Against TMC Workers

Some voters at a polling booth in Diamond Harbour constituency levelled allegations against TMC workers and said that they were not allowed to vote, according to ANI.

"Officials came here but didn't facilitate voting for us," a woman told ANI.

5:28 PM , 06 Apr

72.36% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5:00 PM

WB Polls Phase 3: Voting Concludes, 77.68% Turnout Till 5:30 pm

This is provisional data and may be updated again shortly.


Published: 06 Apr 2021, 7:05 AM IST
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