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Assam, West Bengal Assembly polls - phase II: As it happened on Monday

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 19:44
Zee Media Bureau
Pic Courtesy: AIR

Amid reports of stray incidents of violence in some pockets, an estimated 60 per cent voters on Monday exercised their franchise till 1 PM in 31 assembly constituencies in three districts of West Bengal in part two of the first phase of election.

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19:44 PM

"An allegation was made against BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma that he addressed a rally within 48 hours of polls, it was found to be incorrect," says EC.

19:42 PM

"Voter turnout was 82.02% in Assam at 5 pm today, this could change when final figure comes in," says the Election Commission.

19:42 PM

"Election Commission has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident that resulted in death of one person in Barpeta. In morning Assam CM addressed a press conference in Guwahati which is a violation as per RP act 126, as it may influence the voters," the EC adds.

19:40 PM

According to ANI, the Election Commission further says: "In Assam also, by and large poll was peaceful except one incident in Barpeta."

19:39 PM

In none of the polling stations in West Bengal, any type of violence or clash has taken place, says Election Commission.

19:39 PM

Polling ends in 31 assembly constituencies in West Bengal held across the three districts of West Midnapore, Bankura and Burdwan today.

18:33 PM

Over 71 percent polling recorded till 3 PM in West Bengal, reports PTI.

15:57 PM

Around 70 percent of the 95 lakh voters exercised their franchise amidst tight security till 3 PM during polling for the remaining 61 of the 126 Assam Assembly constituencies.

14:53 PM

An 80-year-old voter was killed and three others, including two CRPF personnel, were injured in a clash between the central forces and voters in Sorbhog contituency in Barpeta district of Assam.

First Published: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 19:44
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