West Bengal Elections 2021 Live Updates: Polling conducted peacefully across 11,860 polling stations across 35 Assembly constituencies, says EC

Voters form queues outside polling booth number 23/24 in Malda

Voting begins to decide fate of 283 candidates in last phase

Amid surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, voting began on Thursday morning for the eighth and last phase of the ongoing assembly elections in West Bengal.

As many as 283 candidates, including 35 women, are in the fray in the last phase of the assembly elections where polling is being held in 35 constituencies in four districts. The 35 constituencies are spread across four districts. Among these, six are in Malda, eleven in Birbhum, eleven in Murshidabad and seven in Kolkata. Over 84.77 lakh electorates, including 41.21 lakh women and 158 third gender persons, would be casting their votes at as many as 11,860 polling stations in phase VIII.

PM Modi urges voters to comply with Covid-19 protocols

BJP leader and actor Mithun Chakraborty casts vote

EVM 'glitch' delays polling at Birbhum booth

BJP candidate from Malda, Gopal Chandra Saha casts his vote; says there is 'jungle raj' here

Bomb was hurled near Mahajati Sadan Auditorium in north Kolkata

16.04% voter turnout recorded till 9:30 am

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and his wife Sudesh Dhankhar cast their votes

West Bengal records 37.80 pc voter turnout till 11:30 am in final phase of assembly polls

An approximate 37.80 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 11:30 am as the eighth and the final phase of West Bengal assembly elections is underway on Thursday, according to the Election Commission (EC).

Voting for the the last phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am and will continue till 6:30 am.

As many as 283 candidates, including 35 women, are in the fray in the last phase of the assembly elections where polling is being held in 35 constituencies in four districts.

Stray violence, attack on candidates mark last phase of Bengal polls, 56.19 pc turnout till 1 pm

Stray incidents of violence were reported on Thursday from several areas where voting is underway for the eighth and last phase of assembly elections in Bengal, but the overall polling process has been peaceful with 56.19 per cent turnout till 1 pm, EC officials told PTI.

Firecrackers used outside Mahajati Sadan, not bombs: official

Firecrackers were set off outside Mahajati Sadan in central Kolkata on Thursday morning, which were initially alleged to be crude bombs, an official said.

The incident, which happened on Central Avenue in the heart of the city soon after polling began in the area, triggered panic among the people.

Congress MP and party's state chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury casts his vote at at a polling booth in Murshidabad

56.28 pc voter turnout recorded till 2:30 pm

68.46% voter turnout recorded till 3.37pm

TMC writes to EC over 'inadequacies' in direction for counting of votes on May 2

76.07 pc voter turnout recorded till 5:30 pm

An approximate 76.07 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 5:30 pm on Thursday as the eighth and final phase of West Bengal assembly elections is underway, according to the Election Commission (EC).

Voting for the last phase of West Bengal assembly elections began at 7 am and will continue till 6:30 am.

Polling conducted peacefully today across 11,860 polling stations across 35 Assembly constituencies, voter turnout of 76.07 % was reported by 5 PM: Election Commission of India

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