West Bengal and Assam Assembly Elections: 62.36%  voter turnout in Assam, 70.17% in WB till 4 pm, says EC

BJP bringing in goons from outside: Mamata Banerjee

Amit Shah to hold a roadshow at Nandigram in favor of Suvendu Adhikari on March 30

BJP protests at Egra in East Midnapore district

Sisir Adhikari, father of BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, casts his vote

45.24% voter turnout in Assam, 54.90% in WB till 2 pm, says EC

Assam Congress President Ripun Bora casts his vote at a polling booth in Gohpur

TMC delegation meets with Chief Electoral Officer in Kolkata

37.06% voter turnout in Assam, 40.73% in West Bengal till 1 pm, says EC

Dilip Ghosh casts his vote at a polling booth in Jhargram

BJP West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh rubbishes TMC's poll rigging allegation

West Bengal: CPI(M) candidate Sushanta Ghosh attacked by unidentified men

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) candidate for the Salboni constituency, Sushanta Ghosh, was attacked by unknown miscreants before being escorted away by security. Further investigation into the matter is underway.

The first phase of the assembly polls is witnessing a triangular contest in Salboni between Ghosh, Trinamool Congress' Srikanto Mahato and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Rajib Kundu.

24.48% voter turnout in Assam, 24.61% in Bengal till 11 am, says EC

TMC MP Derek O'Brien writes to EC flagging voter turnout 'discrepancy'

Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi casts his vote at a polling booth in Jorhat

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal casts his vote a polling centre in Dibrugarh

BJP delegation led by Kailash Vijayvargiya to meet Bengal CEO West Bengal at 2 pm

Delegation of TMC MPs to meet Bengal CEO to 'raise some serious concerns' amid polling

Derek O'Brien hits out at BJP, assures 'TMC will win Bengal'

Ahead of polls, two security personnel injured in firing incident in Bengal

8.84% voter turnout in Assam, 7.72% in Bengal till 9 am, says EC

'Your vote is your right': Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urges all elegible voters to exercise franchise

Suvendu Adhikari writes to EC seeking suspension of several officials for 'helping TMC members' carry out malpractices

BJP leaders accuse TMC of attempting to influence voters

Samit Das, the BJP candidate from West Midnapore contended that TMC workers had entered a booth in a bid to influence voters. Reports have also quoted BJP state chief Dilip Ghosh as making similar assertions.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee urges people to 'come out and voting in large numbers'

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh urge people to exercise their right to vote

In Assam, some voters are being welcomed with saplings and more

Ahead of polls, a vehicle caught fire under mysterious circumstances in Bengal

A vehicle caught fire under mysterious circumstances as it was returning after delivering food to polling workers in Purulia on Friday night ahead of the first phase of polling in West Bengal. The driver has been taken for questioning by the police and further details are awaited.

Visuals from polling stations in Assam's Dibrugarh and Rupahi

West Bengal: Visuals from West Midnapore

Visuals from Jhargram in West Bengal

Former PM Manmohan Singh has a message for voters in Assam

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges voters to 'exercise their franchise in record numbers'

The Prime Minister who is presently on a trip to Bangladesh took to Twitter noting that polls had begun, and urging people to cast their votes.

First phase voting for Assembly Elections in West Bengal and Assam begin

Polling began at 7 am and the booths will close at 6 pm. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a slew of restrictions in place and timings have been extended by an hour.

While this is the first of eight phases of polling for Bengal, Assam will be conducting two more phases in the first week of April.

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