West Bengal witnessed a Record level of polling at Bengal Elections till 6 PM
West Bengal witnessed a Record level of polling in the first phase of elections. About 80 percent of polling was recorded till 6 pm. Violent incidents have taken place in many places.
The first phase of polling is underway in Assam and West Bengal. Violence erupted in several parts of Bengal during the polling as usual. BJP activist Mangal Soren (35) was found dead in the Keshiary area of the West Midnapore district. BJP leaders alleged that he was killed by TMC leaders. However, officials say his assassination was not politically motivated.
The shooting incident took place at a polling station in the Satsatamal constituency of Purba Medinipur district. Two security personnel were seriously injured when unidentified men opened fire. They were immediately rushed to the hospital. Police are searching for thugs.
BJP and TMC activists clashed at several polling stations in the Nandigram constituency. In the Contai constituency, Suvendu Adhikari’s brother Soumendhu’s vehicle was attacked by some people. They intercepted the car and wrecked it. The driver of the car was also attacked. The Soumendhu Adhikari survived the attack.
Union Minister Giriraj Singh was incensed that Mamata Banerjee was carrying out such attacks with impatience. He strongly condemned the attack on the car of a Soumendu Adhikari. Mamata Banerjee is behaving like North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. She is hoping that none of her opponents should survive. Mamata will step down as CM of West Bengal on May 2, “he said.
The turnout in the Bengal elections was recorded at this time. Polling, which started off sluggish in the morning, intensified into the evening. As of 6 pm, 79.79 percent polling was recorded in Bengal. Those in the queue are still exercised their right to vote after 6 p.m.
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