West Bengal Assembly elections
West Bengal has 81,375 active COVID-19 cases as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election amid tight security.
According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), some instances of violence and brawls were reported in a few areas and some arrests have been made
The Election Commission has imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in all the constituencies, declaring them as 'sensitive'.
While speaking at a public rally in Goghat, she said: I once went to attend a programme in Chamkaitala and we were not allowed to set up a stage for the meeting.
Elections to 294 constituencies in the state will be held in eight phases till April 29 and the results will be declared on May 2.
"We are being called 'tourists', fun is being made of us, we are being insulted. Didi, people of Rabindranath's Bengal don't consider anybody outsider," Modi added.
Veteran TMC MP Sisir Adhikari - father of Suvendu Adhikari - joined the BJP at Egra on Sunday in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other senior leaders of the party.
Earlier in the day, Adhikari had asserted that his son Suvendu, locked in a fierce battle with Chief Minister and TMC boss Mamata Banerjee in Nandigram, will bag the seat at ease.
He also accused the Banerjee government of patronising underground Maoist rebels.
His resignation came after Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra raised objections to Dasgupta being named as a BJP candidate for the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal.
Banerjee was injured on March 10 following which she was admitted to SSKM hospital in Kolkata.
Banerjee sustained injuries on her left leg and waist as she fell on the ground after she was allegedly pushed by unknown miscreants while campaigning for assembly elections in Nandigram.
Accompanied by party president Subrata Bakshi, Banerjee filed her papers at the Haldia sub-divisional office here, after taking part in a 2-km roadshow.
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