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Thursday, 20 June 2024 8.36 AM IST

Clashes during polling in West Bengal: TMC worker killed in bomb attack

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NEW DELHI: After the first two hours of the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections, polling was reported to be 10.35 per cent. Voting is underway in 96 constituencies in nine states and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Many prominent people cast their votes in the morning. Voting for 175 assembly seats in Andhra Pradesh and 28 assembly seats in Odisha is also going on today. Many constituencies in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh are attracting national attention as several prominent candidates are in the fray.

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary is contesting against former cricketer and TMC candidate Yusuf Pathan. Mahua Moitra, who was kicked out of the Lok Sabha following controversies, is contesting again from Krishna Nagar. In Bihar, Union Ministers Giriraj Singh and Nityanand Rai are seeking seats in Begusarai and Ujiarpur respectively.

On the polling day, incidents of violence are taking place in many places in West Bengal. Clashes broke out between Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers and BJP workers during polling in Durgapur. In Birbhum, there was a scuffle after BJP accused TMC workers of vandalizing a stall outside the polling station.

A TMC worker was killed in a bomb attack by a stranger. A youth named Mintu Sheikh was killed in Bolpur constituency just hours before polling.

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