West Bengal elections
The Home Ministry in a letter to the West Bengal Chief Secretary on Monday asked him to submit a detailed report on the violence.
In a series of tweets, Modi thanked the voters for supporting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
BJP's Jorasanko candidate Meena Devi Purohit alleged that the crude bombs were hurled at her vehicle while she was touring different polling booths.
Polling began at 7 am on Thursday for 35 seats in the eighth phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal amid the surging second wave of COVID-19.
Security measures have been heightened in view of the violence in the previous phases, particularly the death of five people in Cooch Behar in the fourth round of polling.
Over 1.03 crore voters will decide the political fate of 306 candidates in this phase.
Terming Banerjee as the "Bengal Tigress", the Sena's chief spokesperson expressed solidarity with her and claimed she will win the election in her state.
The ban comes into force ahead of the fifth phase of Assembly polls in the state on April 17.
The Chief Minister had said that she will hold a protest rally in Cooch Behar on Sunday against the firing incident and visit the homes of the deceased.
Four persons were killed when CISF personnel opened fire allegedly after coming under attack from locals, who "attempted to snatch their rifles" in Cooch Behar district.
A repoll would be ordered in the coming days in accordance with the laid-down procedure, a source said.
She alleged this was part of a conspiracy hatched by the Union home minister.
TMC Rajya Sabha MP Dola Sen said the BJP is playing mind games and resorting to pressure tactics.
Polling began at 7 am for 44 seats in the fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly election amid tight security.
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