Updated: April 10, 2021 9:20:42 pm
West Bengal Election 2021 Phase 4 Voting Live Updates: Due to the Cooch Behar violence, the Election Commission has adjourned polling in a booth of Sitalkuchi seat.
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In another development, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress political strategist Prashant Kishor has reacted to the leaked Clubhouse chat audio in which he allegedly said that Mamata Banerjee and Narendra Modi are equally popular in West Bengal and there is a polarisation of one community in favour of the BJP. “Glad BJP’s taking my clubhouse chat more seriously than words of its leaders. On selective use of part of conversation, urge them to release full conversation,” said Kishor after BJP’s Co-incharge West Bengal Amit Malviya shared the purported audio clips on Twitter. “In a public chat on Club House, Mamata Banerjee’s election strategist concedes that even in TMC’s internal surveys, BJP is winning. The vote is for Modi, polarisation is a reality, the SCs (27% of WB’s population), Matuas are all voting for the BJP! BJP has cadre on ground,” tweeted Malviya. In another tweet, he said, “Another candid admission by Mamata Banerjee’s election strategist – all that the Left, Congress and TMC ecosystem have done in the last 20 years is Muslim appeasement.” Earlier today, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress has written to Election Commission alleging that BJP goons are creating a ruckus outside several booths in Sitalkuchi, Natalbari, Tufanganj and Dinhata and preventing TMC agents from entering the booth. TMC has asked the EC to take necessary actions. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president JP Nadda have urged voters to exercise their franchise in record numbers.
Prominent faces going to polls in this phase include Babul Supriyo who has locked horns with sitting TMC MLA Arup Biswas from Tollygunj, TMC’s secretary-general Partha Chatterjee against film actor Srabanti Chatterjee of the BJP from Behala West, TMC turncoat Rajib Banerjee from Domjur on a BJP ticket, and BJP MPs Locket Chatterjee and Nisith Pramanik from Chuchura and Dinhata, respectively. The polling began at 7 am and will conclude at 6.30 pm. A total of 1,15,81,022 voters will decide the fate of 373 candidates in constituencies spread over Howrah (Part II), South 24 Parganas(Part III), Hooghly (Part II), Alipurduar and Cooch Behar. Of the 44 constituencies, nine assembly constituencies are in Howrah, 11 in South 24 Parganas, five in Alipurduar, nine in Coochbehar and ten in Hooghly.