West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8 Voting Live Updates: Over 76 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6.30 pm

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Updated: April 29, 2021 6:43:27 pm

West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Phase 8 Polling Live, WB Election Phase 8 Voting Percentage: The polling will continue till 6.30 pm.

West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8 Polls Live, West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 8 VotingVoting is being held at 11,860 polling stations spread over 11 assembly constituencies each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in north Kolkata.

West Bengal (WB) Election Phase 8 Voting Live News: Around 76 per cent voting has been recorded till 6.30  pm in Phase 8 of West Bengal Elections. Minor incidents of violence were reported from different constituencies. A crude bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata today. The Election Commission has sought details of the incident. Meanwhile, the BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha cast his vote at a polling booth in the constituency. After voting, he said that there was a public rally in Sahapur on April 18 where he was shot at and taken to hospital. He alleged the TMC or the Congress hand behind it. “There is ‘jungle raj’ here”, he said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to vote while following COVID-19 protocols. “Last phase of the 2021 West Bengal elections takes place today. In line with the COVID-19 protocols, I call upon people to cast their vote and enrich the festival of democracy,” he said in a tweet.

Voting is underway for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the rampaging second wave of COVID-19. Long queues were seen outside most polling booths since early morning, raising concern over the spread of the infection even as the Election Commission said that all precautionary measures are in place. The polling will continue till 6.30 pm. Over 84.77 lakh voters will decide the political fate of 283 candidates in this phase. Security measures have been heightened in view of the violence in the previous phases, particularly the death of five people in Cooch Behar in the fourth round of polling on April 10, an EC official said. The poll panel has deployed 641 companies of central forces in the final phase to ensure free and fair voting, he said. Voting is being held at 11,860 polling stations spread over 11 assembly constituencies each in Murshidabad and Birbhum, six in Malda and seven in north Kolkata. The poll panel has placed Trinamool Congress’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal under strict surveillance till 7 am on Friday, as the chief electoral officer received “several complaints against him”. The eight-phase elections to the 294-member assembly began on March 27. The votes will be counted on Sunday, May 2.

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    18:43 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8 Voting Live Updates: Over 76 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6.30 pm

    West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8 Voting Live Updates: Over 76 per cent voter turnout recorded till 6.30 pm

    17:30 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8 Voting Live: 75.47 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

    West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 8 Voting Live: 75.47 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5.30 pm

    17:26 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway at Polling Station No. 231 under 73 Hariharpara Assembly Constituency of Murshidabad District.

    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway at Polling Station No. 231 under 73 Hariharpara Assembly Constituency of Murshidabad District. 

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    15:58 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: 68.46 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3.30 pm

    West Bengal Election Live: 68.46 per cent voter turnout recorded till 3.30 pm

    15:07 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Trinamool Congress writes to Election Commission of India regarding 'inadequacies' in its direction for counting of votes on May 2

    West Bengal Election Live: Trinamool Congress writes to Election Commission of India regarding 'inadequacies' in its direction for counting of votes on May 2

    14:50 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: TMC supporters gheraoed BJP candidate's car in Maniktala

    West Bengal Election Live: TMC supporters gheraoed BJP candidate's car in Maniktala

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    12:34 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway at the Polling Station No. 97 under 50 Maldaha (SC) Assembly Constituency of Malda District.

    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway at the Polling Station No. 97 under 50 Maldaha (SC) Assembly Constituency of Malda District. 

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    12:17 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: CAPF guarding Polling Station No. 116 under 52 Mothabari Assembly Constituency

    West Bengal Election Live: CAPF guarding Polling Station No. 116 under 52 Mothabari Assembly Constituency

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    12:09 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Thermal checking is going on at the Polling Station No.12,13 under 71 Beldanga Assembly Constituency of Murshidabad District.

    West Bengal Election Live: Thermal checking is going on at the Polling Station No.12,13 under 71 Beldanga Assembly Constituency of Murshidabad District.

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    11:41 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Around 38 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11.30 am

    West Bengal Election Live: Around 38 per cent voter turnout recorded till 11.30 am

    11:35 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar casts his vote at a polling booth in Chowringhee, Kolkata.

    West Bengal Election Live: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar cast their votes at a polling booth in Chowringhee, Kolkata. 

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    11:30 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voters' maintain Social Distancing at the que of Malda District.

    West Bengal Election Live: Voters' maintain Social Distancing at the que of Malda District.

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    11:06 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: ITBP troops on booth protection and other security duties in Bholpur, District- Birbhum.

    West Bengal Election Live: ITBP troops on booth protection and other security duties in Bholpur, District- Birbhum.

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    10:25 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voters' at the que of the Polling Station No. 02

    West Bengal Election Live: Voters' at the que of the Polling Station No. 02 under 166 Shyampukur Assembly Constituency of North Kolkata Election District.

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    10:08 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Web Cam monitoring at Polling Station No. 17A (Kantur Primary School)

    West Bengal Election Live: Web Cam monitoring at Polling Station No. 17A (Kantur Primary School) under 67 Burwan (SC) Assembly Constituency Murshidabad District. 

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    09:54 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: 16.04 per cent voter turnout till 9.30 am

    West Bengal Election Live: 16.04 per cent voter turnout till 9.30 am

    09:52 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Electors of Polling Station nos. 120 & 121 (KMC Community Hall) under 166- Shyampukur Assembly Constituency of North Kolkata.

    West Bengal Election Live: Electors of Polling Station nos. 120 & 121 (KMC Community Hall) under 166- Shyampukur Assembly Constituency of North Kolkata.

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    09:35 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Electors stand in queue at Polling Station no. 239

    West Bengal Election Live: Electors stand in queue at Polling Station no. 239 (Kondaipur K.M Primary School) under 289 - Sainthia (S.C)  Assembly Constituency of Birbhum district.

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    09:20 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: A bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata today.

    West Bengal Election Live: A bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata today. Election Commission has sought details of the incident. 

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    09:08 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha says there is jungle raj in the state

    West Bengal Election Live: BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha cast his vote at a polling booth in the constituency. He says, "There was a public rally on April 18 in Sahapur where I was shot & taken to hospital. It was done by either TMC or Congress goons. There is 'jungle raj' here" 

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    09:03 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: CAPF guarding Polling Station No. 42, 42A under 69-Bharatpur Assembly Constituency of Murshidabad District.

    West Bengal Election Live: CAPF guarding Polling Station No. 42, 42A under 69-Bharatpur Assembly Constituency of Murshidabad District. 

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    08:51 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Thermal checking is going on at the Polling Station No 255A under 163 Entally Assembly Constituency of Kolkata North District.

    West Bengal Election Live: Thermal checking is going on at the Polling Station No 255A under 163 Entally Assembly Constituency of Kolkata North District.

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    08:44 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Specially abled voters cast their votes at a polling booth in Bolpur, Birbhum.

    West Bengal Election Live: Specially abled voters cast their votes at a polling booth in Bolpur, Birbhum. 

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    08:32 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Distribution of sanitizer among the Electors at the Polling Station No 255A

    West Bengal Election Live: Distribution of sanitizer among the Electors at the Polling Station No 255A (Radiance World School) under 163 Entally Assembly Constituency of North Kolkata Election District.

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    08:21 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty casts his vote

    West Bengal Election Live: Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty casts his vote at a polling station in Kashipur-Belgachia, North Kolkata.

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    08:11 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway at a polling booth in Murshidabad

    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway at a polling booth in Murshidabad

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    07:59 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voting began with a half an hour delay due to a glitch in the EVM, at polling booth number 188 in Birbhum.

    West Bengal Election Live: Voting began with a half an hour delay due to a glitch in the EVM, at polling booth number 188 in Birbhum.

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    07:50 (IST)29 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voters' queue in front of the Polling Station No. 212

    West Bengal Election Live: Voters' queue in front of the Polling Station No. 212  (Debi Pankajini Free Primary School) under 163 Entally Assembly Constituency of Kolkata North District.

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    Campaigning for the eighth and final phase has been a low-key affair, following curbs imposed by the EC in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19 cases in the state. The EC has banned roadshows and vehicle rallies in the state and noted that the COVID safety norms were being flouted in West Bengal during campaigning. It also disallowed any public meeting with more than 500 people. Leaders of political parties chose either the virtual platform or small street-corner meetings for campaigning, which ended on April 26 evening. TMC supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of mishandling the second wave of COVID-19 and providing inadequate vaccines to the state. BJP president J P Nadda denied Baneree's allegations and attacked her for not attending the crucial meetings convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the COVID situation.
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