Bengal Assembly Election 2021: Clash between BJP-TMC in Bardhaman-Nadia, two workers injured

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By: Anjan Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-04-17 10:10:15 IST

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In Bengal today, votes are being cast for 45 seats in six districts under the fifth phase. Voting is taking place amidst tight security arrangements. 1.07 lakh personnel of the central force will be deployed.

Votes are being casted for the fifth phase in Bengal today. Long queues of people have been outside the polling stations since morning. Voters are exercising their franchise in 45 seats of the 295-seat assembly. The fate of Trinamool Congress's Gautam Dev and Bratya Basu, BJP's Shamik Bhattacharya and CPI-M's Ashok Bhattacharya will be decided at this stage. 

The Election Commission is conducting the fifth phase voting with very tight security arrangements. In this phase, voting is going on in seven seats in Jalpaiguri, one seat in Kalimpong, five seats in Darjeeling, eight seats in Nadia, 16 seats in North 24 Parganas, eight seats in East Badardhaman.

The Election Commission has taken a big decision regarding the Bengal Assembly elections. The Election Commission has decided to stop campaigning in all the remaining three phases 72 hours in advance. The Election Commission has also decided not to allow rallies, street-plays during the election campaign between seven in the morning and 10 in the evening.

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