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Cooch Behar Firing ; 4th phase polling underway in WB; Four shot dead in violence

West Bengal’s 4th phase polling gets underway; Four shot dead

The 4th phase polling for the West Bengal state assembly elections got underway this morning on a moderate note.

In a sudden eruption of violence, At least 4 persons have died in firing by central forces when they came under attack in Sitalkuchi, Coochbehar. A young 18-yr-old has died too. TMC claims 5 of its workers have died. initial reports say TMC and BJP workers clashed and it followed the violence and firing took place.

Details are awaited.

Glimpse of Enthusiastic Voters’ at the Polling Station No- 53 under 171 Howrah Madhya Assembly Constituency of Howrah

 

In all, 373 candidates including 50 women will be vying for the 44 Assembly seats spread over five districts during the Fourth Phase. The state is witnessing eight-phase elections. Over 1.15 crore voters including 56.94 lakh women and 293 Third Gender persons will decide the fate of these candidates. More than 12,310 Polling Stations have been set up for this purpose.

Bharatiya Janata Party and ruling AITC are contesting for all the 44 seats while Congress, Left parties and their alliance partner Indian Secular Front are fighting under the banner of Sanyukta Morcha. CPI (M) has fielded 22 candidates, BSP has 13, Congress – nine, AIFB – six, ISF – four, RSP- two, and CPI- one.

For the Fifth Phase of State Assembly Elections in West Bengal, the high-pitch electioneering campaign is gaining momentum. The campaigning is also on for the simultaneous By-Elections of two Lok Sabha seats including Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh and Belgaum in Karnataka along with 14 Assembly Constituencies in eleven states.

Partha Chatterjee @itspcofficial Today, one of the most respected leaders from Rajbangshi community & TMC candidate from Mathabhanga, Girindranath Burman was mercilessly attacked by

goons during his campaign. We highly condemn this violent act & urge

@CEOWestBengal to take against the goons.
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