West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: In the fourth phase, a voter turnout of 78.43 per cent was recorded amid incidents of violence in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar.
West Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Amit Shah in Bengal today.
West Bengal Election 2021: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said that four people died in firing in Cooch Behar because of Mamata Banerjee, who had encouraged women to gherao central armed police forces (CAPF). “Earlier, Didi encouraged youngsters and women (in Sitalkuchi) to come forward and gherao CAPF. You said and left on your wheelchair. But because of you, four people died there. On the same morning, a BJP worker also died in the constituency,” he said.
Amit Shah held two back-to-back roadshows in West Bengal. HIs first roadshow was in Nadia district’s Santipur and the second in Ranaghat Dakshin. After holding roadshow in Shantipur, Shah said that after his party comes to power, political violence will end in West Bengal. “Except for this one incident (Sitalkuchi), elections in West Bengal have been conducted peacefully so far. I promise that after BJP comes to power here political and poll-related violence will end in Bengal,” he said.
Amit Shah also attacked Mamata Banerjee for questioning firing by central forces in Cooch Behar. He said: “Mamata Banerjee condoled only four people. She didn’t shed a single tear for Anand Burman because he belonged to a Rajvanshi community. He wasn’t fit for her appeasement politics. This type of politics is not the culture of Bengal.” After this, he will have five meetings one more roadshows, two town hall meetings and one public meeting.
West Bengal was scheduled to vote in eight phases from March 27 to April 29. So far, polling for four phases have been completed and the fifth phase will take place on April 17. Voting for phase took place on March 27 (30 seats), second phase on April 1 (30 seats), April 6 (31), and April 10 (44). Bengal has 294-member Assembly.
In the fourth phase, a voter turnout of 78.43 per cent was recorded amid incidents of violence in Sitalkuchi constituency of Cooch Behar. Highest polling was done in Alipurduar of 81.07 per cent followed by Cooch Behar 80.92 per cent, Hooghly 78.39 per cent, Howrah 77.09 per cent, and South 24 Parganas 76.54 per cent.
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West Bengal Election 2021: During the ongoing elections till fourth phase in West Bengal, a record seizure of Rs 283.70 crore had been reported as on April 10. The figure includes seizure of cash, liquor, narcotics, freebies, and it is more than 6.4 times of the total seizure of Rs. 44.33 crore in assembly elections of 2016. A'total of 21,217 cases of Model Code of Conduct violations were reported through the EC's c-VIGIL app out of which 20,987 were disposed as of 3:00 pm on Saturday, the Election Commission said. In the first major outbreak of violence during the ongoing West Bengal assembly elections, five people were killed, including four in firing by CISF personnel, while five candidates were attacked during polling exercise, triggering a political firestorm. (PTI)