WB Assembly: Violence marred 4th phase polling -4 dead in CoochBehar; polling 76.16 %
Polling was conducted in15,940 Polling Stations spread across 44 Assembly Constituencies today, in the fourth phase of elections in the state of West Bengal. However, based on the report received from Special Observers on the reported incident of violence at one PS No. 126 under 5- Sitalkutchi(SC) Assembly Constituency, Cooch Behar, ECI has adjourned the Poll. A detailed report is awaited.
In a sudden eruption of violence, At least 4 persons 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.
Desperate to save their face from the collapse of the upcoming election results in Bengal! To put the blame for anarchy on the Trinamool Congress very clearly
In all, 373 candidates including 50 women were on the fray 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.
Details of Electors, Polling Stations & Observers in the poll are as follows:
|Table 1: Factsheet for West Bengal|
|State||Phase 1||Phase 2||Phase 3||Phase 4||Total upto Phase 4|
|No of Polling Stations||10,288||10,620||10,871||15,940||47,719|
|Total number of contesting candidates||191||171||205||373||940|
|No of General observers deployed||20||23||22||35||100|
|No of Police observers deployed||7||6||9||9||31|
|No of Expenditure observers deployed||9||9||7||10||35|
|% of voting till 5 PM||84.63
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