WB LS Poll 2019 Phase IV : Birbhum Marred By Clashes, Voting Ends

  • 66% turnout till 3 pm in West Bengal.
  • 40 of your MLAs are in contact with me: PM Modi tells Mamata Banerjee
  • TMC accuses PM Modi of horse trading
  • BJP tells EC: Bengal govt trying to hijack democracy
  • 54% Voters Turnout In Bengal Till 1 am
  • Babul Supriyo Provoked Voters, Alleges Moon Moon Sen
  • EC Stops Polling In Nanoor & Dubrajpur
  • 35.10% voter turnout in West Bengal till 11 am
  • TMC moves EC against Babul Supriyo
  • BJP, TMC clash in Birbhum. Clashes have been reported between TMC and BJP in Nanoor under Birbhum. The villagers have alleged that TMC workers are threatening them. Women in the area are out on streets with bamboo sticks. Police reinforcements are being sent to the spot.
  • BJP delegation to meet EC over Bengal violence and Rahul’s comments
  • EC notice to Birbhum BJP candidate for taking mobile to poll booth
  • Polling percentage recorded till 9 am- 16.90% in West Bengal
  • EVM snatched in Birbhum. Reports have emerged of an EVM being snatched from polling station by miscreants in DBirbhum’s Dubrajpur.
  • Violence Erupts In Asansol, Police Lathicharge Crowd
  • Crude bomb at Bengal polling station. Crude bomb found in a polling booth in Santipur, Nadia district under Krishnanagar constituency
  • Birbhum EVMs malfunction. After Asansol and Krishnanagar, trouble brews in Bengal’s Birbhum. Reports of EVM malfunction across multiple polling stations
  • Krishnanagar BJP candidate Kalyan Chaubey complains that EVMs are not working
  • No central forces at Krishnanagar poll booth. In Chapra’s Daiyerbazar Bidyamandir, polling officer left the booth because of arguments and heated exchange between poll workers. Polling agents were agitated as there was no central force deployed at the booth. There are five polling booths at the school here with no central forces
  • BJP candidate accuses TMC of booth capture in Krishnanagar. BJP’s candidate from Bengal’s Krishnanagar constituency claims Trinamool goons have captured polling booths.
  • Voters protest in Bengal’s Asansol constituency. Voters protest in Jemua village at booth no 25 and 26 of 275 booth in Pandabeshwar assembly of Asansol Lok Sabha constituency in Bengal. Voters alleges that there is no deployment of central forces at this booth. Voters are not voting and demanding deployment of central force at this booth. Voters also engaged in arguments when state police reached the polling booth.
  • Congress alleges polling agents being stopped in Bengal. Bengal Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury alleges polling agents are being stopped at some booths in Murshidabad. Adhir Ranjan Choudhury is rushing from booth to another for assitance after complaints.
  • EVM malfunctioning in Bengal. Dudhkumar Mondal, BJP candidate from Birbhum constituency, fails to cast his vote because of faulty EVM in Mayureswar’s Brahammapara.
  • Voting yet to begin in 2 booths in Bengal. Voting is yet to begin at booth number 286/184 and 286/185 in Bolpur after a glitch in EVM was detected

Kolkata: Polling in eight parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal is underway in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday to decide the fate of 68 candidates in the fray. Voting began at 7 am and will conclude at 6 pm.

The eight seats which are up for grabs in this phase include- Baharampur, Krishnagar, Ranaghat, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur and Birbhum. The main political parties that are in the election battle in West Bengal are the Trinamool Congress, the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front.

An electorate of 1,34,56,491 is eligible to cast their votes in the fourth phase of elections in the state, according to the Election Commission.