West Bengal Assembly Election Phase-3 Polling Live Updates: Nearly 78 per cent polling was recorded till 5 pm in phase three of West Bengal assembly election 2021. Polling is currently underway for 31 seats spread across three districts — 16 in South 24 Parganas (part II), seven in Howrah (part I) and eight in Hooghly (part I). Hooghly recorded highest voting at 79.29 per cent followed by Howrah 77.92 per cent and South 24 Parganas 76.74 per cent.
Prime Minister Modi today said that the situation is such that the TMC was not getting polling agents at polling booths. “Few days back, didi was accusing the Election Commission and security forces of stopping her polling agent. Now she has accepted that her polling agents are revolting against her,” he said while addressing a rally at Howrah. He furher said that the truth of whatever Didi did to West Bengal has come out. This is why, he said, Didi is threatening people of West Bengal. “Didi says ‘Amra dekhe nebo’, BJP says ‘Amra seva korbo’. We are humbly asking for a chance to serve people,” PM Modi said.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that BJP workers were forcibly occupying polling booths and attacking TMC members and party candidates. At a public meeting in Alipurduar district, she said that her party’s nominee in Arambagh, Sujata Mondal, was chased and hit on head near a polling booth by saffron party workers. “They (BJP) have inflicted serious injury on our Scheduled Caste candidate Sujata, when she visited a booth. They also hit another candidate in Khanakul. In Canning East, security forces prevented our nominee Shaukat Mollah from entering a booth. There had been numerous such instances of attack on our candidates, party workers across the state,” the chief minister said.