Voting for 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly poll ends: As it happened

Kolkata: Voting in 53 constituencies for the fifth phase of gigantic West Bengal Assembly Election is underway on Saturday.

By Tarun Khanna | Last Updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 18:49

Kolkata: Voting in 53 constituencies for the fifth phase of gigantic West Bengal Assembly Election is underway on Saturday.

30 April 2016, 18:46 PM

Mamata Banerjee is pitted against Netaji's grandnephew Chandra Bose of BJP and Union Minister Deepa Dasmunshi of Congress in Bhawanipur constituency in south Kolkata.​

30 April 2016, 18:42 PM

Voting for fifth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections closed in Kolkata. 

30 April 2016, 18:28 PM

Polling percentage till 3 pm: West Kolkata - 58.05%, South 24 Parganas - 72.46 %, Hooghly- 72.46 % in the 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls.

30 April 2016, 17:19 PM

Riya Sarkar becomes first transgender presiding officer for a booth in Kolkata for 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly polls.

30 April 2016, 17:15 PM

Clashes and poll code violations reported from multiple constituencies of poll-bound West Bengal, at least 27 people arrested. 

30 April 2016, 17:11 PM

Polling official's daughter allegedly threatened by Trinamool workers in Behala East; the workers threatened her with sexual assault

30 April 2016, 17:09 PM

Six persons reported to be injured in poll violence in South 24 Parganas; another injury reported from Hooghly district.

30 April 2016, 16:50 PM

At least 72.19 per cent cast their votes till 3 pm in phase 5 of West Bengal Assembly polls.

30 April 2016, 16:36 PM

Former Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee casts his vote in Kolkata.

30 April 2016, 15:58 PM

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee casts her vote in Kolkata.

30 April 2016, 15:44 PM

The poll panel has ordered filing of an FIR against Trinamool Congress sitting MLA and candidate Sonali Guha after she was caught on camera allegedly ordering party workers to beat CPI-M polling agents in her Satgachia constituency.

30 April 2016, 15:43 PM

Six persons were injured in poll violence in South 24 Parganas while one injury was reported from Hooghly.

Four RSP workers were injured in a clash with TMC supporters at a booth in Bhangonkhali village in Basanti constituency after TMC activists allegedly prevented them from casting votes, a police officer said.

30 April 2016, 15:42 PM

Till 1 PM, voter turnout of 59.83 per cent was recorded from Hooghly district, 58.24 per cent in South 24 Parganas while Kolkata South had the lowest turnout with 46.35 per cent.
The Election Commission said the overall average turnout was 57.10 per cent.

30 April 2016, 15:42 PM

54.75% voter turnout has been recorded till 1pm.

30 April 2016, 14:36 PM

TMC MP Moon Moon Sen, her daughters Raima and Riya cast their votes in Kolkata.

30 April 2016, 13:05 PM

Former WB Chief Minister and prominent Left leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharya casts his vote in Kolkata.

30 April 2016, 13:02 PM

TMC leader Firhad Hakim, who has stoked controversy by describing Garden Reach as 'mini-Pakistan' to a Pakistani journalist, has cast his vote in Kolkata.

30 April 2016, 13:00 PM

A civic police volunteer died after a bomb was hurled by unidentified people in Murshidabad's Beldanga in early morning hours, reports ANI.

30 April 2016, 11:31 AM

Poll percentage for West Bengal Assembly election 5th phase at 11 am is 38.15%.

30 April 2016, 10:38 AM

A voter turnout of 19.64 percent has been reported till 9 am in 53 constituencies that have gone to vote in West Bengal today.

30 April 2016, 10:37 AM

30 April 2016, 10:34 AM

Overall poll percentage for West Bengal Polls 5th phase at 9 am is 19.64%.

30 April 2016, 10:31 AM

Chandra Bose of the BJP casts his in Kolkata.

30 April 2016, 10:18 AM

CPIM accuses TMC supporters of threatening people to not vote. 

30 April 2016, 10:18 AM

Clash of TMC and CPIM workers has been reported in Arambag, Hooghly (WB). 

30 April 2016, 09:51 AM

CPM worker has been allegedly beaten up while going to cast vote in Arambagh (Hooghly District), claim reports.

30 April 2016, 09:38 AM

BJP president AmitShah will address public meetings in West Bengal today.

30 April 2016, 09:36 AM

BJP appeals voters to turnout in record numbers and vote. 

30 April 2016, 09:03 AM

Voters line up outside polling booths in Singur and Kolkata in large numbers.

30 April 2016, 09:01 AM

Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has cast his vote.

30 April 2016, 08:56 AM

Voting began at 7am for 31 constituencies in South 24 Parganas and 18 in Hooghly districts besides four in South Kolkata.

Nearly 1.24 crore (1,23,97,832) voters across 14,642 polling stations, including 77 auxiliary booths, are eligible to decide the fate of 349 candidates -- 43 of them female.

30 April 2016, 08:56 AM

All eyes are on south Kolkata`s Bhabanipur, where chief minister Mamata Banerjee -- seeking re-election -- is facing a challenge from Left Front-backed Congress nominee Deepa Dasmunshi and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose`s grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose of the BJP.

(With Agency inputs)

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