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.
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.
- 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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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.
77.68% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5:30 PM
This is provisional data and may be updated again shortly.
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.
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07:24 AM, 06 AprVoting Begins
07:27 AM, 06 Apr"Confident," Says Swapan Dasgupta As Voting begins in His Constituency
07:28 AM, 06 AprVoting Delayed in One Booth of Hooghly
07:33 AM, 06 AprPM Modi Urges People to Vote in "Record Numbers"
08:37 AM, 06 AprEVMs, VVPATs Found at TMC Leader's Residence
08:49 AM, 06 AprMamata Appeals 'Maa, Maati, Manush' to Vote
11:16 AM, 06 Apr14% Voter turnout till 9.30 AM
11:16 AM, 06 AprJavadekar Slams TMC Over EVMs Being Found at TMC Worker's House
12:26 PM, 06 Apr34.71% Voter Turnout till 12 PM
01:15 PM, 06 AprSeveral Officers Suspended Over EVM Row in Uluberia
02:17 PM, 06 AprDerek O'Brien Writes to EC Over Alleged Attack on MLA Sujata Mondal
03:58 PM, 06 AprBJP's Swapan Dasgupta Accuses State Police of Cutting Votes
06:04 PM, 06 Apr77.68% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5:30 PM
06:25 PM, 06 AprTMC Alleges Sexual Assault on Minor Girl by CRPF Jawan