West Bengal Assembly polls 2016, 4th phase: As it happened

The 49 assembly constituencies in West Bengal which went to polls on Monday in phase 4 of assembly elections recorded 78.05 percent voter turnout with the Election Commission saying it was a "smooth" affair.  

By Satya Prakash | Last Updated: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 22:05

Kolkata: Amid sweltering heat, sporadic violence and allegations of electoral malpractice, over 78 percent of the 1.08 crore voters on Monday exercised their right to franchise across 49 constituencies bordering Kolkata in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

Polling took place in the two districts of Howrah (16 seats) and North 24 Parganas (33 constituencies). Balloting began at 7 am and ended at 6 pm.

25 April 2016, 19:29 PM

78.05 percent voter turnout, says EC.

25 April 2016, 16:39 PM

I was talking peacefully, the TMC worker later threatened me and then I reacted, says BJP candidate Roopa Ganguly.

25 April 2016, 13:36 PM

Over 42 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the first four hours of polling.

25 April 2016, 12:45 PM

FIR registered against BJP candidate Roopa Ganguly after scuffle with TMC worker at a polling booth in Howrah.

25 April 2016, 11:07 AM

BJP Leader Rupa Ganguly pushes a TMC worker outside a polling booth in Howrah

25 April 2016, 11:06 AM

25 April 2016, 10:17 AM

Overall voting percentage recorded in first two hours of polling is 21.69 %

25 April 2016, 10:09 AM

 Uproar at a polling booth in Salkia (Howrah),voters allege that TMC agents are forcing them to vote for TMC

25 April 2016, 08:48 AM

Standing here since 6 am in morning, polling didn't start at 7 am. Now it has begun but one of EVMs still not working, said a voter outside the booth.

25 April 2016, 08:46 AM

Voting at a polling station in Salt Lake, delayed over 30 minutes due to technical problem in EVMs, long queues outside booth.