27th March, 2021
In the first phase of the Bengal and Assam assembly elections on Saturday, there was a huge enthusiasm of voters. A large number of people arrived in both states to vote. In Bengal, 79.79 percent polling was recorded in five districts till 5 pm between sporadic incidents. The queues of voters were lined up at various booths till 6.30 pm, when the polling was over, which is expected to increase the voting percentage significantly. At the same time, according to the Election Commission, in Assam, at 72.46 percent polling had been held till 6.52 pm.
The celebs appealed
Let me tell you that in the first phase, voting was held in 30 seats in Bengal and 47 seats in Assam. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted before the voting started and appealed to people to vote fearlessly.
The fate of 191 candidates imprisoned in EVM in Bengal
A total of 191 candidates are in the fray in the first phase in Bengal. There are 21 women candidates among them. Till 5 pm, 80.03 per cent in Bankura district of the state, 80.55 per cent in Jhargram, 80.16 per cent in West Medinipur, 82.42 per cent in East Medinipur and 77.13 per cent in Purulia. During the 2011 and 2016 assembly elections, voting was held in 30 seats in these five districts at 86.13 percent and 85.50 percent respectively.
TMC held 27 out of 30 seats
In 2016, these seats of Bankura polled 86.5 percent, 83.10 percent in Purulia, 88.18 percent in West Medinipur, 85.41 percent in Jhargram and 86.95 percent in East Medinipur. In the last election, the Trinamool won 27 of these 30 seats, while the Congress won two and one part of the RSP.
Commission received 627 complaints
In some places in Bengal, a total of 627 complaints of booth disturbances, beatings, intimidation and intimidation of voters and tampering of EVMs were lodged with the Election Commission and 10 arrests have been made in various cases. There was a round of accusations and counter-allegations throughout the Trinamool Congress and BJP. Complaints were also made to the Election Commission on behalf of both the parties.
Bomb thrown on security personnel patrolling on Friday night
Violence had started in the constituencies since Friday night. Bombs were hurled at policemen and central forces personnel patrolling the night at Patashpur in East Medinipur. In this, Deepak Kumar Chakraborty, in-charge of Patashpur police station and a Central Force soldier were injured. Both have been admitted to the hospital. The jawan's condition is said to be critical.
Suvendu officer told the hand of Pakistanis
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari has described the hand of Pakistanis behind the attack. On the other hand, the blood-soaked body of a BJP worker was recovered from the premises of his house in Begumpur area of Keshari on Saturday morning. There are wounds on his head and back. The BJP alleges that Trinamool supporters brought the dead body and put it in the compound of his house after beating him to some other place. The Trinamool Congress, on the other hand, has denied involvement in the incident.
CPI-M candidate's car attacked
In Salboni, CPI-M candidate Sushant Ghosh's car was attacked by some people. Four people have been arrested in this case. Accusations have been leveled against Trinamool workers. The car of Soumendu Adhikari, brother of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, was also vandalized, injuring several people including his driver.
Firing in Bhagwanpur, two security personnel injured
In another incident, two security personnel were injured in firing in Bhagwanpur. BJP district president Anoop Chakraborty has accused the Trinamool of using fire to spread fear among his workers. At the same time, bombing continued throughout the night in Khejuri. On the other hand, BJP workers have been accused of beating the Trinamool workers in Purulia Sadar. There is also a report of attacks on BJP workers in Purulia and South Kanthi.
Bengal: How much turnout in which district
Bankura: 80.03 percent
Jhargram: 80.55 percent
West Medinipur: 80.16 percent
East Medinipur: 82.42 percent
Purulia: 77.13 percent
Voters gathered in Assam too
In Assam too, voters exercised their right by reaching a large number of polling stations since morning. According to Election Commission data, the highest turnout was 83 per cent in Rupohihat assembly constituency and 62.9 per cent in Barchalla assembly constituency.
Highest voting in Assam's Nagaon district
District-wise, Nagaon district recorded the highest voter turnout of 78.2 per cent and Najira the least 64 percent. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal cast his vote in JP Nagar assembly constituency in Dibrugarh district. At the same time, Assam Congress chief Ripun Bora cast his vote in Gohpur district. There are 81.09 lakh voters in the state in the first phase for which 11,573 polling stations were set up. There are 264 candidates in the fray in this phase.
Category: India: Election