West Bengal Elections 2021 Phase 6 Voting Live: PM Narendra Modi cancels his final Bengal rally

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Updated: April 22, 2021 5:57:43 pm

WB Assembly Election Polls Live, West Bengal Election Phase 6 Voting Percentage Live Updates: Polling will conclude at 6.30 pm.

West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 6 Polling, West Bengal Assembly Election 2021 Voting Live UpdatesThe Election Commission has decided to deploy at least 1,071 companies of central forces in the sixth phase.

West Bengal Assembly Election Phase 6 Polling Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cancelled his final poll campaign rally scheduled for tomorrow in West Bengal. He will be chairing a high-level meeting tomorrow over COVID-19 situation. “Tomorrow, will be chairing high-level meetings to review the prevailing COVID-19 situation. Due to that, I would not be going to West Bengal,” he said in a tweet. Meanwhile, the TMC today alleged that CAPF personnel shot a TMC worker in leg in Kabirul of Ashoknagar constituency under North 24 Parganas district. The incident took place at booth number 79 of Dighra Malikberia area in Ashoknagar. The official version is yet to come in. on the other hand, some TMC and BJP workers clashed in Barrackpore area, which is one of the sensitive constituencies going to polls today. Though, no casualty has been reported yet, more details are awaited in the incident. Polling is underway in the sixth phase of polls in West Bengal today. Long queues were seen outside most of the polling booths even before the voting began. In this phase, elections are being held in 17 seats in the North 24 Parganas district and nine seats in Nadia — most of which has a significant presence of the Matuas, who are crucial to the electoral success of any party in the state. Besides, elections are also being held in the nine seats in Uttar Dinajpur district and eight in Purba Bardhaman. The voting is being held in 14,480 polling stations in the 43 assembly segments in the four districts. Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase. Of them, 53.21 lakh are men and 50.65 lakh women, while 256 are third gender. A staggering 1,071 companies of central forces have been deployed in this phase to ensure free and fair voting, officials said. Each company of central force has around 100 personnel and officers.

Around 79.04 per cent voting has been recorded till 5 pm. Polling will continue till 6.30 pm, officials said. Elections to the 294-member West Bengal assembly are being held in eight phases, starting on March 27. Votes will be counted on May 2 with the last phase scheduled to be held on April 29. Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the voters to exercise their franchise in the 6th phase. “The people of West Bengal are voting to elect a new assembly. On the sixth phase today, urging those whose seats are polling to exercise their franchise,” he said in a tweet. Prominent names in the sixth phase election include BJP’s national vice president Mukul Roy, TMC ministers Jyotipriyo Mallick, Chandrima Bhattacharya, CPI(M) leader Tanmay Bhattacharya, TMC candidate and film director Raj Chakraborty and actor-turned-politician Koushani Mukherjee.

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    West Bengal Election Live: Over 79 per cent voting till 5 pm

    West Bengal Election Live: Over 79 per cent voting till 5 pm

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    West Bengal Election Live: Record 70 per cent turnout till 3 pm

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    13:46 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: TMC worker shot at in Ashoknagar constituency

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    12:04 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Some TMC and BJP workers today clashed in Barrackpore area

    West Bengal Election Live: Some TMC and BJP workers today clashed in Barrackpore area, which is one of the sensitive constituencies going to polls today.

    11:12 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal records around 25 per cent voter turnout till 10.30 am

    West Bengal records around 25 per cent voter turnout till 10.30 am

    11:10 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Polling underway in Chopra, North Dinajpur during the sixth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections

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    10:54 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voting underway for the sixth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections. Visuals from Banpara

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    09:52 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Over 17 per cent voter turnout till 9 am

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    09:37 (IST)22 Apr 2021
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    09:18 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Elderly women votes in Purbasthali Uttar Assembly Constituency

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    09:03 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Thermal checking at the Polling Station No- 60

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    08:53 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Phase- VI Polling process going on by maintaining Covid -19 Protocol at Polling Station No.54

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    08:40 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: BJP candidate from Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, Krishna Kalyani cast his vote

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    08:10 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: BJP state vice president Arjun Singh casts his vote at booth number 144 in Jagatdal

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    08:02 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: Voting is underway at booth number 134 - at Raiganj Coronation High School - in Uttar Dinajpur

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    07:55 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: People queue up to cast their vote at booth number 175 in Islampur, Uttar Dinajpur district

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    07:43 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: BJP's Mukul Roy casts his vote

    West Bengal Election Live: BJP national vice president Mukul Roy casts his vote for the sixth phase of state Assembly polls at booth number 141 - at Kanchrapara Municipal Polytechnic High School - in Kanchrapara of North 24 Parganas district.

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    07:40 (IST)22 Apr 2021
    West Bengal Election Live: PM Modi urges voters to exercise their franchise.

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