2nd April, 2021
The second phase of the Bengal Assembly elections also witnessed the same view, for which it is both notorious and famous. Massive turnout amid violence. The polling for the 30 assembly seats of the state was held till 5 pm on Thursday evening at 80.79 percent. On the other hand, 73.03 percent of voters exercised their franchise till 5.30 pm in Assam. In the second phase, votes were cast in 39 assembly constituencies. Voters have decided the fate of 345 candidates in voting in 13 districts of the state. Significantly, the third phase of voting in Bengal and Assam will be held on April 6. On April 6, votes will be cast in Puducherry, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.
Four districts of Bengal on Thursday, amid incidents such as political assassination, attacks on candidates, clashes in political parties, disturbances in booths, intimidation and beatings of voters and polling agents, distributing money to influence people A total of 80.43 percent polling was held in 30 seats of Medinipur, Bankura and South 24 Parganas till 5 pm. Bankura polled 82.78 percent, West Medinipur 78.05 percent, East Medinipur 81.23 percent, and South 24 Parganas polled 79.66 percent. Nandigram, the lowest seat in the second phase, polled 80.79 percent till 5 pm. A total of 87.48 percent of the votes were cast in the 2016 election. Significantly, from here, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari is pitted against Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee.
This was the situation in the last election
In the 2011 and 2016 assembly elections, these 30 seats in the above four districts were polled 89.14 percent and 89.14 percent respectively. In the 2016 assembly elections, these 30 seats of Bankura, East and West Medinipur, and South 24 Parganas districts had 88.47 per cent, 87.87 percent, 85.72 percent, and 83.37 per cent votes respectively.
Violent incidents escalate with rising mercury
Violent incidents also continued to increase with mercury rising on Thursday. Trinamool worker was stabbed to death in Dadpur zone of Keshpur in West Medinipur district. The charge has been leveled against the BJP. Police has arrested seven people in this case. In a number block of Nandigram, a BJP worker found a dead body hanging from the noose in his house. His family says that he took this step under pressure from the intimidation of Trinamool Congress supporters. The body of Uday Shankar Dubey has been found in the number 28 booth of Shekutia area of Nandigram. The convoy of BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari from Nandigram was attacked. In this, Suvendu's vehicle was not damaged, but media vehicles were damaged. Many people from both sides were injured in the clashes between Sabang, Sonamukhi and Trinamool-BJP supporters in the areas.
Debra of both TMC-BJP candidates in Debra
In Debra, BJP candidates Bharti Ghosh's Trinamool and Trinamool candidate Humayun Kabir were surrounded by BJP workers. Significantly, both are former IPS officers. In the Ghatal, there was a conspiracy by the United Front to prevent people from voting. In Patharpratima, the house of the BJP worker was bombed, which has been accused of the Trinamool.
Allegations of distributing money to voters
Trinamool candidate Sayantika Banerjee in Bankura and BJP workers in Gosaba have been accused of distributing money to voters. In Nandigram, a polling agent from Trinamool returned home fearing. He did not even go to the home of the police and central forces to assure them of security. The Trinamool has made a number of complaints to the Commission regarding the malfunction in EVMs.
Suvendu said - Jungle Raj in Bengal
Suvendu Adhikari, while targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, said that Jungle Raj is going on in Bengal. People of a particular community targeted him and attacked him.
Category: India: West Bengal