Odisha, West Bengal Bypolls Highlights: 57.15% voter turnout recorded in Samserganj, 53.78% in Jangipur

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Updated: September 30, 2021 7:06:07 pm

Odisha, West Bengal Assembly Bypolls, 2021 West Bengal By Election Voting: The polling will conclude at 6 pm and counting of votes will be done on October 3.

2021 Odisha, West Bengal (WB) By Election Voting Live Updates: The polling will conclude at 6 pm and counting of votes will be done on October 3.

West Bengal Bypoll News: Besides Kolkata’s Bhabanipur seat, by-elections are also being held today in Jangipur and Samserganj seats in Murshidabad district of West Bengal and Pipili in Odisha. The voting began at 7 am am and will conclude at 6:30 pm. According to the schedule issued by the Election Commission earlier this month, the nearly 12-hour process of voting began across the assembly segments at 7 am on September 30, while the votes will be counted in all these seats on October 3.

The by-poll in Pipili was first scheduled to be held on April 17, but it was countermanded after Congress candidate Ajit Mangaraj died of COVID-19 on April 14. It was then slated for May 13, but got deferred due to a festival. The by-election was subsequently rescheduled for May 16. However, once again, it was postponed in the wake of the second wave of the pandemic.

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Highlights

    15:24 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    West Bengal: 3 pm voter turnout figures

    Voter turnout of 72.45%, 68.17% and 48.08% recorded till 3 pm in Samserganj, Jangipur polls and Bhabanipur bypoll, respectively.

    14:45 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    57.15% voter turnout recorded in Samserganj, 53.78% in Jangipur

    57.15 per cent and 53.78 per cent voter turnout has been recorded in Murshidabad's Samserganj and Jangipur seats, respectively

    13:38 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    1 pm voter turnout figures

    Voter turnout of 57.15%, 53.78% and 35.97% recorded till 1pm in Samserganj, Jangipur polls and Bhabanipur bypolls, respectively. 45.32% voter turnout recorded till 1pm in Pipili.

    12:12 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    West Bengal (WB) By Election Voting Live Coverage, Odisha Bypolls News Live Updates: Voter turnout at 11 am

    Polling percentage at 11am in three West Bengal constituencies - 40.23% in Samserganj, 36.11% in Jangipur and 21.73% Bhabanipur

    10:57 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    EC seeks report on complaint against TMC candidate

    EC has asked for a report from the registration officer (RO) of Samserganj as a complaint was lodged against a Trinamool Congress candidate for trying to influence voters who were standing in the queue.

    10:32 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Pipili By-election: BJD candidate Rudra Pratap Maharathy casts his vote
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    10:28 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Heavy security deployment in Pipili

    Close to 2,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure peaceful voting in Pipili, which has a history of poll violence: PTI

    09:40 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    17.5% polling in Jangipur, 16.3% polling in Samserganj till 9 am

    9 am voter turnout: 17.5 per cent polling in Jangipur, 16.3 per cent polling in Samserganj

    09:23 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Polling underway in Murshidabad for Jangipur constituency
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    08:36 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    TMC fields Jakir Hossain and Amirul Islam in Jangipur and Samserganj seats

    TMC leaders Jakir Hossain and Amirul Islam are the party's candidates for Jangipur and Samserganj seats respectively.

    08:26 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Voting underway in Odisha's Pipli
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    08:25 (IST)30 Sep 2021
    Bombs hurled in Samserganj ahead of voting

    Bombs were hurled in West Bengal's Samserganj a few hours before the voting for the bypolls commenced in the assembly segment at 7am on Thursday.

    Bombs were hurled in West Bengal's Samserganj a few hours before the voting for the bypolls commenced in the assembly segment at 7 am on Thursday. Presently, the voting is underway at Samserganj and two other assembly constituencies in West Bengal, and one other in Odisha – Pipli.
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