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West Bengal Assembly elections, 3rd phase: As it happened

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 20:01
Zee Media Bureau

Kolkata: A CPI(M) polling agent was killed and four other party workers were injured as incidents of violence today marred polling in 62 seats in the third phase of West Bengal Assembly election which saw 67.80 percent turnout till 3 PM.

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20:01 PM

79.22% voter turnout recorded in third phase of West Bengal assembly polls at 5 pm: ECI.

20:01 PM

Few cases of throwing of crude bombs were also reported. FIRs have been lodged against culprits in all cases: ECI.

20:01 PM

In third phase of West Bengal Assembly polls, there were some instances of clashes among the political workers: Sandeep Saxena, ECI.

16:27 PM

67.80 percent voting recorded in third phase of West Bengal polls till 3 pm.

14:16 PM

Amid escalating violence that left one person dead and several others injured and the sweltering heat, 56 percent turnout was recorded till 1 pm for the third phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections.

13:20 PM

List of candidates with photographs have been displayed prominently across all polling booths. Poll officials say this would take care of likely confusion when candidates with same or similar names contest from the same constituency.

12:46 PM

The killing of a CPI(M) polling agent in Murshidabad district has kicked off a blame game between CPI(M) and TMC, with the Left party alleging that TMC had unleashed a "reign of terror" while EC was only acting as a "mute spectator".

12:40 PM

Over 39 percent of polling was registered in the first four hours for the third phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

11:45 AM

The highest voter turnout of 20.53 percent was recorded in the 22 seats of Murshidabad district while the lowest of 14.71 percent was recorded in Kolkata till 9 AM.

In Nadia district 17 percent polling recorded, while in Burdwan it was 17.01.


First Published: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 20:02
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