Bharati’s Videography, Presiding Office Removed By EC

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  • Police stops Bharati’s convoy again at Medinipur’s Dharma crossing. Bharati said, “We have been asked to go to Kotwali police station. But why will we go? I will go to booths. I am a candidate, why am I being stopped?”
  • Bharati’s security guard stopped by police at Keshpur’s Jamtala.
  • Presiding officer removed. Bharati Ghosh was videographing at Pikurda’s booth number 139. Commission has asked DM to take action against Ghosh. Bharati on the other hand said she was videographing to capture irregularities.
  • Bharati Ghosh faces protest again at Keshpur’s Jhetla
  • Bharati’s body guard has entered 100 metres within the booth. A complaint was filed against this. Based on this, an FIR was ordered by the Commission
  • Checking in Mukul Roy’s car
  • Police takes Bharati Ghosh to the police station
  • While Bharati Ghosh faced protests at Keshpur, Dilip Ghosh faced the wrath of TMC men at Medinipur’s Rampura. The BJP has accused the TMC in this incident.
  • Chaos at Keshpur. Huge police force deployed. Stones pelted at police. Police resorts to lathi-charge. Fires shot, vandalisms take place. Panicked people take refuge in ATMs too. Media vans attacked too
  • RAF deployed at Keshpur to disperse the mob. Bharati Ghosh’s car stopped. Go Back slogan raised by TMC
  • Bharati’s security guard fired empty shots in the air. But one person allegedly injured in the incident
  • Attack at Ghatal BJP candidate’s car. Bharati Ghosh’s car vandalised at Keshpur’s Dogachiya. Bharati’s security guard injured by stones pelted at him
  • Clashes break out at Keshiyari booth numbers 90 and 91. 1 TMC supporter arrested
  • Voting percentage till 9 am: Bihar-9.03, Haryana- 3.74, Madhya Pradesh- 4.01, Uttar Pradesh- 6.86, West Bengal- 6.58, Jharkhand- 12.45, Delhi- 3.74
  • Puffed rice and ghoogni being distributed to influence voters near Balarampur booth
  • TMC accused of trying to sit beside EVM in Kanthi’s Khejuri booth 198
  • No agents in Patashpur East several booths
  • Commission to take steps against BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh. She has been accused of taking pictures using mobile phone in the booth. Complaint was filed against her for doing videography in 139 booth.
  • BJP agent taken out of booth for allegedly being drunk. Incident of Bishnupur’s 235 booth
  • Clashes break out at Midnapore’s Keshiyari. BJP accuses TMC block president. Central forces not present
  • Voting underway without central forces at Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency’s Punishol minority village
  • TMC candidate Shyamal Satra of Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency casts his vote at Diha primary school booth number 45
  • Voting did not start at Akui Boys’ School due to malfunctioning EVM
  • EVMs at several  booths not functioning at Kanthi
  • EVM malfuntions at 217 Ramnagar Bidhan Sabha’s 10 Juki primary school
  • Kanthi constituency: VVPAT malfunctions at 242 Brajakishore booth.
  • Transport minister Suvendu Adhikari casts his vote at Tamluk constituency’s Haldia’s 261 Mahaprabhuchowk primary school.
  • Central forces cannot be seen in Bishnupur constituency. State police present.
  • It is being accused that BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh has been assaulted. She fell to the ground as the result of pushing. She was left injured and according to reports she fell to the ground and then started crying.
  • BJP worker Raman Singh found dead last night in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram.
  • Two BJP workers Ananta Guchait & Ranjit Maity shot at last night in Bhagabanpur, East Medinipur. Both the injured admitted to hospital.
  • Clashes break out at Ghatal’s Keshpur. BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh engages in a brawl outside booth.
  • Voting begins

Kolkata: Polling began Sunday morning for 59 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls. Elections are being held eights constituencies West Bengal – Ghatal, Jhrgram, Bishnupur, Bankura, Midnapore, Purulia, Tamluk and Kanthi.

The ruling Trinamool Congress, the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front constituents – the CPI(M), the CPI and the AIFB – are the main contenders in West Bengal. In this phase, polling is being held in Jangal Mahal – the forested region of Bankura, West Midnapore, Jhargram and Purulia districts, which used to be a Maoist hotbed, during the erstwhile Left Front government.