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80% voting in West Bengal, 73% in Assam in second phase, says EC

Polling is underway in the second phase of Assembly elections in Assam and West Bengal amid tight security. Polling is being held for 39 seats in Assam and 30 seats in Bengal.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: April 03, 2021 7:49 IST
Assembly elections 2021: Second phase of polling for West Bengal, Assam to begin at 7 | LIVE
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Assembly elections 2021: Second phase of polling for West Bengal, Assam to begin at 7 | LIVE

The second phase of polling on 30 seats in West Bengal and 39 seats in Assam assembly elections 2021 was conducted on Thursday. According to the election commission data, a voter turnout of 80.43 per cent in Bengal and 73.03 per cent in Assam have been recorded by 5 pm. Though the situation was tense in a few areas with a few skirmishes reported, tight security cover in all 30 and 39 constituencies that went to polls averted any major incidents. In Bengal, the entire Nandigram constituency where chief minister Mamata Benrjee is locked in a high-stakes electoral battle with her former lieutenant Suvendu Adhikari now with the BJP, has been placed under Section 144, to avoid any untoward incident.

In Assam, there were reports of EVM glitches from some polling stations and upon their immediate replacement voting continued uninterrupted. Long queues were seen outside most of the 10,592 polling stations across the 13 districts in the Barak Valley, the Hill region and parts of Central and Lower Assam since early morning. A significant number of women voters were seen turning up early for exercising their franchise. At most places, voters were found wearing masks and maintaining social distance as they stood inside the rings drawn at six feet distance outside the polling stations. Besides, they were examined with thermal scanners for body temperature, provided with sanitisers and disposable plastic gloves before they went into the polling booth to cast their vote.

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West Bengal, Assam Second Phase of Polling LIVE Updates:

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  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Polling concludes in Bengal, Assam second phase

    After the conclusion of the second phase of voting, EVM machine sealed in presence of the presiding officer at Sarkarchak Junior High School polling booth in Suryanagar village under Kakdwip Assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district in Bengal.

  • 6:15 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    73.03% and 80.43% voter turnout recorded in Assam, Bengal till 6 pm

    73.03% and 80.43% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm in the second phase of polling in Assam and West Bengal, says Election Commission.

  • 5:42 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    72.65% polling in Assam and 79.53% polling in West Bengal have been recorded till 5:22 pm, according to the Election Commission of India.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    TMC lodges complaint with Election Commission

    TMC has lodged a complaint with Election Commission alleging capturing of 8 booths by BJP workers in Moyna constituency. "BJP workers are attempting to take control of EVM & are rigging the booth. CRPF deployed at the booth is not taking any action," the complaint mentions.

  • 4:38 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Didi has accepted her defeat: PM Modi at Uluberia rally

    PM Modi addressed a rally in Bengal's Uluberia on Thursday and targeted the incumbent chief minister Mamata Banerjee saying she has accepted her defeat, her actions in Nandigram today gives a clear indication.

    Addressing the rally, the Prime Minister said, "people of Bengal have decided -- Didi must go. People of Nandigram have fulfilled this dream today. People can't wait any longer to save their future & identity. They are not just participating in polling, they are paving the way for renaissance in Bengal."

    "Sometimes Didi calls me a tourist, sometimes an outsider. Didi, you consider infiltrators as your own but call children of Bharat Mata as outsiders. Didi, stop distinguishing people and insulting the Constitution by labelling people as outsiders," PM Modi added.

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Rucks continue near a polling booth in Debra in Bengal

    As voting in the second phase is underway in Bengal, rucks continue near a polling booth in Debra where locals had earlier alleged that people from outside are being called to create problems here. Locals now say, "We want Bharti didi to leave immediately". BJP's Bharti Ghosh & TMC's Humayun Kabir are contesting from here.

  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    71% voting in West Bengal, 63% in Assam so far

    West Bengal and Assam have recorded 71% and 63% voting till 3:37 pm in the second phase. 

  • 2:49 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Goons from other states creating trouble: Mamata Banerjee

    Goons from other states creating ruckus here, says Mamata Banerjee after Suvendu Adhikari's convoy attacked in Nandigram. 

  • 2:39 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Mamata calls Governor to complain against violence in Nandigram

    West Bengal Chief Minister has called Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to complain against the violence in Nandigram where polling is underway. Mamata's telephone call to the Governor came after her rival BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari's convoy was pelted with stones in Nandigram. 

  • 2:01 PM (IST) Posted by Shashank Shantanu

    Bengal second phase voting

    West Bengal Assembly Election: 8 per cent voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in 30 seats where polling is underway for second phase.

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Assam: Sushmita Dev casts her vote in Silchar

    Congress leader Sushmita Dev casts her vote at a polling station in Silchar. 

  • 12:04 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Assam: Women turn out in large numbers

    Long queues were seen outside most of the booths as women stepped out in large numbers during the early hours of polling at 39 seats in the second phase of the assembly elections in Assam. Though there were reports of EVM glitches from some polling stations, the exact figure was yet to be ascertained.

  • 12:01 PM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: 37.42% turnout recorded till 11 am

    West Bengal elections: 37.42 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11 am in 30 seats where polling is underway for second phase.

  • 11:57 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Assam: 27% voters exercise franchise till 11 am

    Assam elections: 27.45 per cent of 73.45 lakh voters exercise their franchise till 11 am in 39 assembly seats where polling is underway for second phase. 

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Nandigram poll: Mamata to stay for whole day

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee decided to stay at her war room in the Reyapara area during the polls on Thursday in the Nandigram assembly constituency where she is locked in a fierce prestige battle with confidante-turned-adversary Suvendu Adhikari of the BJP. 

  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: BJP leader Mohan Singh detained in Debra

    Police detain Mohan Singh, BJP's Mandal President of Debra. A ruckus erupted near a polling booth in the Debra assembly constituency today as polling is underway in the second phase of assembly elections

  • 10:32 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: BJP polling agent beaten up by TMC workers

    BJP polling agent at booth number 173 in Keshpur beaten up allegedly by TMC workers. The polling agent has been rushed to a hospital. BJP leader Tanmay Ghosh's car vandalised.

  • 10:31 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Voter turnout in Assam and Bengal till 9 AM

    10.51% and 13.14% voter turnout recorded till 9 am in the second phase of polling in Assam and West Bengal, respectively: Election Commission of India

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Mamata Banerjee will lose, claims Suvendu Adhikari after casting vote

    BJP's heavyweight Nandigram candidate Suvendu Adhikary cast his vote soon after polling began on Thursday morning. Riding a bike, Adhikari went to the Nandanayak Bar Primary School around 7.30 to cast his vote. Speaking to reporters, he said that he was confident that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting the elections against him from the Nandigram seat, will lose the polls. "I have a very old relationship with the people of the area. I have a personal relationship with almost every person in Nandigram. Pretty confident that I will win the election. Entire villages have come out to vote in favour of the BJP," he said.

  • 10:18 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Assam: BJP will win 75 seats, claims Rajen Gohain

    Former MoS Railways & BJP leader Rajen Gohain casts his vote at a polling booth in Nagaon. He says, "BJP will get over 35 seats out of the total 47 in the 1st phase. In the 2nd phase too, we'll get many seats. BJP will undoubtedly form the govt with more than 75 seats."

  • 10:09 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: People want development, says actor Hiron Chatterjee

    Hiron Chatterjee, actor and BJP candidate from Kharagpur Sadar assembly constituency, said that people of Bengal want development. "We need a super speciality hospital and a women's college here. A large number of people have come out to cast their vote today," he said.

  • 9:49 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: BJP worker murdered in Nandigram's Bhekutia

    A worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was found dead in Nandigram's Bhekutia. According to police, the saffron party worker was murdered last night. 

  • 9:27 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Assam: Latest visuals from Nagaon

    Voters being screened with a temperature gun, given hand sanitiser and hand gloves as they arrive at polling booths for the second phase of Assam Assembly Polls. Visuals from a polling booth in Nagaon.

  • 9:20 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: BJP candidate says TMC threatening voters

    Bharti Ghosh, BJP candidate from Debra constituency, said that in Nowpara, booth no. 22, Anchal-1, BJP polling agent has been surrounded by 150 TMC goons. "He hasn't been allowed to enter the polling booth. In Barunia, voters being threatened and shown the TMC symbol," she said.

  • 9:18 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: ITBP troops guard polling booths in East Midnapore

    ITBP troops guard polling booths in East Midnapore district and help out senior citizens there, during the second phase of West Bengal Elections

  • 9:12 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Assam: Latest visuals from Silchar

    Polling underway at booth number 337 at Surya Kumar High School in Silchar

  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Amit Shah appeals to people of Bengal, Assam to vote in large numbers

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to the people of West Bengal and Assam to vote in large numbers in the second phase of polling for the Assembly elections. In separate tweets, Shah said people's participation in the election process will ensure peace and prosperity in the two states. "As the voting for the 2nd phase begins in West Bengal, I appeal to everyone to vote in large numbers. Your one vote can bring decisive change. So, come out and vote for a safer and prosperous Bengal," he said. In another tweet, Shah said, "Today is the second phase of polling in Assam and I appeal to everyone to cast their vote without fail. A special appeal to our young voters to exercise their franchise for a peaceful and self-reliant Assam".

  • 8:15 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Suvendu Adhikari casts his vote in Nandigram

    BJP leader and party's candidate from Nandigram, Suvendu Adhikari, casts his vote. Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is contesting against Adhikari.

  • 8:14 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    TMC worker stabbed to death in Bengal's Keshpur, 7 arrested

    A Trinamool Congress worker was allegedly stabbed to death in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district in the early hours of Thursday, hours before polling started in the area, police said. Uttam Dolui, 48, was at a local club in Hariharpur in the district's Keshpur area along with a few others when around 10-15 people allegedly attacked him with sharp weapons. He died on the way to a hospital in Midnapore.

  • 8:09 AM (IST) Posted by Abhinav Ranjan

    Bengal: TMC, BJP contesting all 30 seats

    TMC and BJP are contesting all 30 seats, while the CPI(M) is in the fray in 15 constituencies and its alliance partners Congress and ISF are fighting in 13 and two seats, respectively. The elections for the 294 assembly seats in West Bengal are being held in eight phases. The votes will be counted on May 2.

  • 7:33 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Voting for the second phase of Assam Assembly Polls underway

  • 7:31 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Bengal: Polling begins at booth number 137 in Bankura

  • 7:18 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Requesting all eligible voters to strengthen the festival of democracy: PM Modi

    "Second phase of the Assam polls takes place today. Requesting all eligible voters of this phase to strengthen the festival of democracy by exercising their franchise," PM Modi tweets.

  • 7:17 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM urges people of West Bengal to vote in record numbers

    "Urging the people of West Bengal in whose seats there is polling taking place today to vote in record numbers," PM Modi tweets.

     

     

  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Second phase of voting for Assembly elections in West Bengal and Assam begin

  • 6:57 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Voting for second phase of Assam Assembly Polls to begin shortly

    Voting for second phase of Assam Assembly Polls to begin shortly. A total of 39 constituencies out of the remaining 79 are going to polls in the second phase of polling in Assam. The second phase of elections will decide the fate of 345 candidates.

     

  • 6:56 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    West Bengal: Preparations underway at polling station 76 in Nandigram constituency

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Assam polls 2021: Voters wait in a queue outside polling station in Hojai

  • 6:55 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    West Bengal: Preparations underway at a polling booth in South 24 Parganas

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