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Assembly Elections 2021 updates: 76.16 percent voter turnout recorded as polling ends for phase 4 in WB

By Anuj Cariappa
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New Delhi, Apr 10: The turnout rose sharply in the last one hour of polling as the number shot up from 67.69 percent at 5 pm to 76.16 percent. The polling will conclude shortly and the final data will be released by EC later in the night.

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7:58 PM, 10 Apr
The turnout rose sharply in the last one hour of polling as the number shot up from 67.69 percent at 5 pm to 76.16 percent. The polling will conclude shortly and the final data will be released by EC later in the night.
7:56 PM, 10 Apr
Mob outside booth no 126, Jorpatki in Sitalkuchi (West Bengal) attacked CISF jawans performing poll duty &tried to snatch their weapons. In self-defence & to save polling officials, jawans deployed at the polling station fired 6-8 rounds: CISF Spokesperson
7:49 PM, 10 Apr
Seventy-one more CAPF companies to be deployed in West Bengal for conduct of remaining four phases of polls: Officials
7:11 PM, 10 Apr
Polling ends for the fourth phase of #WestBengalAssembly; visuals from polling booth number 149 in South 24 Parganas
6:20 PM, 10 Apr
One daughter of Bengal is attacking the other. If I broke the glass of my car myself then who broke the other two press vehicles? You all (media) were present there. Did press themselves break their own vehicles?: BJP candidate from Chunchura, Locket Chatterjee
6:20 PM, 10 Apr
Media vehicles covering West Bengal Assembly elections attacked in Hooghly
6:08 PM, 10 Apr
I will be going to Mathabhanga hospital tomorrow at 10 am and from there I will go to Alipurduar. I couldn't go to Cooch Behar today due to Model Code of Conduct as polling is going on there: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri
6:08 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal: A BJP delegation met EC over the death of 5 people in 2 separate incidents in Sitalkuchi. "In my opinion, these incidents happened because of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's old statement calling for gherao of Central forces," says BJP MP Jyotirmay Singh Mahato
6:08 PM, 10 Apr
We have sought Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri
6:08 PM, 10 Apr
75.93% voter turnout recorded till 5:24 pm.
5:15 PM, 10 Apr
I believe, this incident (firing incident in Cooch Behar) is pre-planned. I will order an investigation into the matter: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
5:15 PM, 10 Apr
Home Minister Amit Shah is completely responsible for today's incident and he himself is the conspirator. I don't blame central forces because they work under Home Minister's order: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Siliguri
4:00 PM, 10 Apr
Trinamool Congress (TMC) writes to Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), West Bengal over "Cold-blooded murder of four and brutal injury of three innocent people by Central Forces."
3:53 PM, 10 Apr
66.76% voter turnout recorded till 3:39 pm. Voting for the fourth phase of the State's Assembly elections is underway today.
3:28 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
B K Hariprasad, the Congress'' senior observer overseeing campaign management in West Bengal, will shoulder the responsibilities during the polls for AICC in-charge of the state Jitin Prasada, who tested positive for COVID-19 recently. Prasada, who was engaged in aggressively campaigning for the Assembly polls, had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and has been in quarantine as advised by doctors.
3:26 PM, 10 Apr
Polling has been stopped at polling station number 126 of Sitalkuchi Assembly Constituency, Cooch Behar; further investigation is underway: DIG Jalpaiguri Range
3:23 PM, 10 Apr
According to official sources, the preliminary report submitted by EC''s special police observer Vivek Dubey said a huge mob of around 350-400 people had gheraoed the central forces, following which they fired in "self-defence".
2:56 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
BJP Behala East candidate Paayel Sarkar's car was reportedly vandalised at Mullickpur.
2:15 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
Sourav Ganguly today cast his vote at a polling booth in Barisha Shashibhusan Janakalyan Vidyapith, Behala, South 24 Paraganas.
2:10 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
Our leader Mamata Banerjee will visit the houses of all those who were killed today: Saugata Roy, TMC MP
2:03 PM, 10 Apr
Why did the Central Armed Police Forces fire? Where do they get this audacity of firing on common voters? That is the main question. This is a part of a conspiracy and we do not think that the PM is out of this conspiracy. This is an effort to intimidate voters: Saugata Roy, TMC MP
2:02 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to hold a protest rally in Cooch Behar tomorrow against today's firing incident in which four people died.
2:02 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
Regarding recent incident being reported in media about killing of 4 civilians outside booth 126, Jorpatki in Sitalkuchi Assembly Constituency, Cooch Behar, it's clarified that CRPF component was neither deployed at the said booth nor involved in the incident in any way: CRPF
1:47 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
52.89% voter turnout recorded till 1:37 pm.
1:47 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
A delegation of Bharatiya Janata Party leaders to meet Election Commission in Kolkata today
1:41 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit the spot in Cooch Behar tomorrow, where four people died today.
1:24 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
Appealing to people to remain calm, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged armed central police shot dead people standing in a queue to vote in Sitalkuchi.
1:12 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
Commission orders adjourning the poll in Polling Station 125 of Sitalkurchi Assembly Constituency, Cooch Behar based on an interim report from Special Observers. Detailed reports sought from them and Chief Electoral Officer by 5 pm today: EC
1:03 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
I would like to tell Didi, TMC & their goons clearly that their ways will not be allowed to work in Bengal. I urge the Election Commission to take strict action against the accused of the incident in Cooch Behar: PM Narendra Modi in Siliguri
12:55 PM, 10 Apr
West Bengal
What happened in Cooch Behar is very saddening. My sympathies are with the families of those who died, I condole their demise. Didi & her goons are perturbed, seeing the people's support for BJP. She has stooped to this level as she can see her chair slipping away: PM in Siliguri
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