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East states Lok Sabha Election voting Updates: 76.59% voting recorded in West Bengal, 64.05% in Odisha till 7 pm
  • 19:11 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    Violence is much less now as compared to before, says TMC candidate from Asansol Moon Moon Sen

  • 19:10 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    76.59% voting recorded in West Bengal till 7 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Baharampur 76.16%
    • Krishnanagar 76.55%
    • Ranaghat 78.33%
    • Bardhaman Purba 76.92%
    • Bardhaman-Durgapur 76.29%
    • Asansol 73.64%
    • Bolpur 77.95%
    • Birbhum 76.69%

  • 19:08 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    64.05% voting recorded in Odisha till 7 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Mayurbhanj 65.25%
    • Balasore 62.06%
    • Bhadrak 67.90%
    • Jajpur 63.54%
    • Kendrapara 64.56%
    • Jagatsinghpur 60.83%

  • 19:02 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    BJP polling agent brutally beaten up at Asansol polling booth


    The BJP polling agent was brutally beaten up at booth number 79 at Mahua Dangal School, which is a part of the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency. Two more people, named Pramod Biswakarma and Rajesh Verma, were injured. The injured are undergoing treatment at the Asansol Government Hospital.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 18:52 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    An elderly man was carried by his family member to a polling station at Berhampore in Murshidabad. (PTI)

  • 18:48 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    Police complaint registered against unknown persons for vandalising Babul Suriyo's car


    Over the written complaint of ASI Emdadul Haque of Barabani Police Station, a specific case against unknown persons regarding the incident in which the glass of Babul Supriyo’s car was broken in Asansol, has been registered.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 18:33 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    64.05% voting recorded in Odisha till 6 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Mayurbhanj 65.25%
    • Balasore 62.06%
    • Bhadrak 67.90%
    • Jajpur 63.54%
    • Kendrapara 64.56%
    • Jagatsinghpur 60.83%

  • 18:32 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    76.47% voting recorded in West Bengal till 6 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Baharampur 76.16%
    • Krishnanagar 76.55%
    • Ranaghat 78.33%
    • Bardhaman Purba 76.92%
    • Bardhaman-Durgapur 75.31%
    • Asansol 73.64%
    • Bolpur 77.95%
    • Birbhum 76.69%

  • 18:11 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    BJP writes to EC seeking re-polling in some polling booths


    In a letter to the Election Commission, the BJP has pointed out incidents of violence against its leaders Babul Supriyo and Paresh Chandra Das, blaming the "TMC party goons" for these incidents despite the presence of security personnel in the state.

    BJP hit out at the EC for its slow resolution time of complaints and said that security personnel arrived at some booths at 10 am instead of 7 am. They demanded re-polling in Chapra in Krishnanagar constituency, Chakdah in Ranaghat constituency, Barabani and Pandaweshwar in Asansol constituency and all booths in Birbhum.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 17:55 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    66.46% voting recorded in West Bengal till 5 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Baharampur 66.00%
    • Krishnanagar 66.59%
    • Ranaghat 70.82%
    • Bardhaman Purba 68.15%
    • Bardhaman-Durgapur 70.20%
    • Asansol 63.74%
    • Bolpur 71.38%
    • Birbhum 66.77%

  • 17:54 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    53.11% voting recorded in Odisha till 5 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Mayurbhanj 54.38%
    • Balasore 52.13%
    • Bhadrak 65.14%
    • Jajpur 51.72%
    • Kendrapara 55.38%
    • Jagatsinghpur 45.82%

  • 17:40 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    EC orders police complaint against Babul Supriyo


    The Election Commission directed police in West Bengal to file a complaint against BJP MP Babu Supriyo for entering Booth no 199 in Asansol and intimidating the polling agents and officers.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 17:38 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    51.54% voting recorded in Odisha till 4 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Mayurbhanj 54.38%
    • Balasore 51.26%
    • Bhadrak 50.80%
    • Jajpur 51.72%
    • Kendrapara 55.38%
    • Jagatsinghpur 45.82%

  • 17:36 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    66.01% voting recorded in West Bengal till 4 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Baharampur 66.00%
    • Krishnanagar 66.59%
    • Ranaghat 64.14%
    • Bardhaman Purba 67.05%
    • Bardhaman-Durgapur 66.45%
    • Asansol 62.51%
    • Bolpur 68.51%
    • Birbhum 66.77%

  • 17:24 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    BJD complains to EC about 'booth capturing' by BJP


    Biju Janata Dal (BJD) writes to Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha over alleged "booth capturing by BJP". The letter states, "BJP goons conducted booth capturing in 12 booths of Bari assembly constituency under Jajpur parliamentary constituency while the polling was going on today."

    ANI

  • 17:12 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    BJP, TMC workers clash in West Midnapore


    BJP and TMC cadres clashed in Paschim Midnapore. A clash broke out after BJP candidate from Ghatal and former IPS officer Bharti Ghosh came to visit the area. A few TMC supporters allegedly eve-teased her and passed lewd remarks. In reaction, the clashes began.

    To diffuse tensions, officials announced free lunch near the polling booth. A few vehicles were vandalised and the people demanded that a police case be registered against the miscreants.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 16:56 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    BJP candidate Anupam Hazra visits TMC's Anubrata Mondal, offers apologies


    BJP candidate from Jadavpur Anupam Hazra visited Trinamool Congress' Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal at the TMC party office and had lunch together. Mondal said, "He apologised to me. I will take him back".

    Anupam Hazra was the sitting TMC MP from Bolpur. He defected from the TMC last year. He is the same person for whom the Great Khali did campaigning on Saturday.

    Input by Syeda Shabana and A Ghose

  • 16:51 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    TMC allegedly stops voters, BJP polling agent from entering polling booth in Nadia


    Trinamool Congress workers have been accused of creating chaos in Nadia, a part of the Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency. At the 162 number booth in Nakasi Para area, BJP’s polling agent was not allowed to sit in the booth and voters were not allowed to vote.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 16:43 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    Re-election will be considered, if required, says EC special observer


    Speaking to reporters at the Kolkata airport, Election Commission special observer Ajay Nayak said that the polls went fine. He said that if re-election is needed, it will be considered. On being asked about the incidents of violence and firing, he said he is looking into the matter.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 15:58 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    Three BJP workers allegedly attacked by TMC cadres


    Trinamool Congress allegedly attacked BJP cadres in Manik Hara area in Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency. Three BJP workers sustained serious injuries after TMC workers entered and vandalised their houses.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 15:48 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    TMC alleges CRPF initimidated, beat up voters in Krishnanagar


    Trinamool Congress alleged that CRPF was intimidating voters and in some cases, beating voters in Nadia district, a part of Krishnanagar Lok Sabha constituency.

    In Palashipara booth no 142, TMC alleged that CRPF is actively campaigning for the BJP and allowing voters to enter the polling booth only if they say they are voting for BJP. In Chapra booth no 133, TMC alleged that CRPF men are telling voters, "We are Modi's men. Do as we say and vote for the BJP."

    Input by Syeda Shabana

  • 15:44 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    In letter to EC, TMC alleges central forces attempting to influence voters in BJP's favour


    Trinamool Congres wrote to the Election Commission over alleged "firing by Central Forces personnel inside a polling booth in Dubrajpur, Birbhum parliamentary constituencies". The letter also stated that, "Central forces have created a reign of terror in the minds of voters and have also urged the voters to cast their vote for BJP."

  • 15:30 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    EC orders FIR against two BJP candidates


    Election Commission (EC) has ordered the police to register FIRs against BJP candidates from Birbhum and Krishnanagar respectively Dudh Kumar Mondal and Kalyan Chaubey. Both these candidates were caught speaking on the phone inside polling booths. The two leaders have also been accused of rigging votes.

    Input by Syeda Shabana

  • 15:10 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    52.91% voting recorded in West Bengal till 3 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Baharampur 53.51%
    • Krishnanagar 51.39%
    • Ranaghat 52.27%
    • Bardhaman Purba 55.47%
    • Bardhaman-Durgapur 55.06%
    • Asansol 49.98%
    • Bolpur 50.82%
    • Birbhum 54.60

  • 15:08 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    35.79% voting recorded in Odisha till 3 pm


    Here is the constituency-wise break-up of voter turnout in the state:

    • Mayurbhanj 35.67%
    • Balasore 35.41%
    • Bhadrak 37.44%
    • Jajpur 30.53%
    • Kendrapara 43.80%
    • Jagatsinghpur 30.99%

  • 14:46 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    TMC files complaint with EC against open-firing by CRPF in Birbhum

    A Trinamool Parliamentary delegation met the Election Commission in Delhi on Monday 

    Meanwhile, West Bengal TMC wrote to EC as CRPF forces opened fire at polling booths in Dubrajpur, part of Birbhum LS seat. They also filed a complaint against BJP for breaking the Model Code of Conduct.

    Input by A Ghose and Syeda Shabana

  • 14:33 (IST)

    Voter turnout at 2 pm

    Odisha: 35.79%

    West Bengal: 52.37%

    Data as per EC's official app Voter Turnout

  • 14:27 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    TMC workers tamper with EVM to identify voting pattern, thrash people who they fear haven't voted for party

    The TMC cadres at booth no. 122 in Mangalkot's Majigram area, under the Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency, were accused smelling voters' fingers to know which party did they cast their vote for as party workers had put two different ittars (perfume) on the EVM machine to illegally identify the voting choice of people. The TMC workers were also accused of physically abusing people who apparently didn't vote for their party. The polling observer was informed about the incident.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 14:22 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    BJP convoy attacked in Behrampur as violence continues 

    At Booth no. 162 in Nakasi Para area of West Bengal's Baharampur, BJP's convoy was allegedly attacked by TMC cadres leaving seven injured including BJP convenor Shantanu Dey. Dey told that his polling agent was beaten up by TMC men. They didn’t receive any help from central security forces. 

    Input by A Ghose

  • 14:20 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Unknown person caught inside polling booth by Congress candidate

    Baharampur sitting MP and Congress leader Adhir Choudhary reportedly caught an outsider inside polling booth no. 122 in LS constituency. As soon as he spotted the man, the man was gheraoed by Congress supporters and a clash broke out. No police or central force was present at the booth. 

    Input by A Ghose

  • 14:05 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest updates

    Voter turnout shrinks during afternoon

    Voter turnout in Odisha sunk during the afternoon as temperature soared. Many booths like Kapeleswar in the Kendrapara town and Kendrapara Lok Sabha segment saw barely seven to eight voters even though the region had a good turnout in the morning when voting started. 

    Input by Sonali Singh

  • 13:49 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    Violence continues in Birbhum, villagers allege harassment by TMC

    In Birbhum LS constituency, TMC men allegedly captured three booths in Rampurhat. Villagers claimed they were beaten up by TMC men and female voters were threatened of molestation. Villagers feared coming out and protested within the village. 


    Meanwhile, CRPF personnel opened fire at the crowd in booth 284 and 259 at Dubrajpur, part of Birbhum seat leading to massive tension in the area.


    Input by A Ghose

  • 13:37 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    BJP candidate's car vandalised in Kalna, lodges police complaint against TMC workers

    Bardhaman Purba BJP candidate Paresh Chnadra Das's car was vandalised in Kalna allegedly by TMC goons. Das filed a police complaint against TMC workers against the alleged vandalism.

  • 13:27 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    TMC workers indulge in proxy voting

    TMC polling agents were caught casting votes and influencing voters inside booth at Khanji QA Azim High School under the Ketugram Police Station of Bardhaman Purba constituency. Central forces were deployed but despite their deployment, the workers were caught casting proxy votes.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 13:08 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    Model booths set up in Odisha to encourage people to come out and vote

    The Odisha Chief Electoral Office has ensured setting up of many model polling booths in the state to encourage voters to come in good numbers by providing better amenities at the centre. Red carpet, balloons, wheelchairs, waiting space, drinking water and other facilities are present in these booths for the voters. In the picture is a ‘Model Polling booth’ in Duhuria area under the Kendrapara LS constituency.

    Input by Sonali Singh and Manish Kumar

  • 13:02 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    Watch: TMC worker casts vote for several women in Bardhaman–Durgapur 

    A TMC polling agent, Subodh Ruidas, was seen voting for women voters at booth number 136 in Natundanga High School, part of Bardhaman–Durgapur Lok Sabha constituency. 

    Input by A Ghose

  • 12:44 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    BJP delegation to file complaint with EC over violence

    A West Bengal BJP delegation led by Jay Prakash Majumdar and Vice-President Sishir Bajoria, member, Election Committee will meet the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of West Bengal. “The meeting is to lodge a complaint against massive rigging and discrepancies in voting in the fourth phase of elections in the state”, the BJP said. 

    Input by A Ghose 

  • 12:34 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest update

    TMC supporters protest in Birbhum 

    Supporters of TMC protested in Nanoor of Birbhum district, after BJP opposed TMC members, who insisted on polling despite the absence of central forces at the polling booth. The local police are working to mediate between the two groups. 

  • 12:22 (IST)

    Voter turnout at noon

    Odisha: 19.67%

    West Bengal: 35.10%

    Data as per EC's official app Voter Turnout

  • 12:19 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Bomb explodes near polling station in Baharampur

    Fresh allegations were raised against TMC workers as a bomb exploded near a polling booth at Haldapara Madda under Beldanga Police Station of the Baharmpur Lok Sabha constituency. 

    Input by A Ghose

  • 12:01 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    Violence breaks out in Kendrapara as Jay Panda reaches the booth

    A violent clash was reported among the villagers and some party supporters at booth no-209 at Sukarpada in the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. As soon as sitting MP Baijayant Panda who is now contesting on a BJP ticket arrived at the polling booth, many villagers questioned him for his absence in the area as an MP for 10 years. A scuffle soon broke out between Panda supporters and BJD supporters. While Panda was not harmed, his supporters and BJD supporters clashed with each other. Panda fled the scene and termed the incident as BJD-supported violence. 

    Input by Manish Kumar

  • 11:59 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Voter turnout by 11 am

    Baharampur recorded the highest turnout in the state till 11 am registering 36.11 percent polling percentage.

  • 11:53 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Birbhum continues to see poll violence

    In Nalhati's Habispur village, BJP supporters were allegedly stopped by TMC workers from casting vote. BJP and TMC supporters thereby engaged in a scuffle. One BJP supporter was seriously injured in the incident and villagers were spotted protesting outside the booth. CRPF rushed to the spot to bring the situation under control. Locals even claimed that there have been bombings around the booth


    Input by A Ghose

  • 11:47 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Babul Supriyo alleges mass booth rigging

    Supriyo alleged that in Jamuria Assembly booth no. 171, 223, 224, 199, TMC workers were standing near EVMs and influencing voters. He also alleged that booth no. 215, 216, 217 were captured in Dakshinkhanda GP, Raniganj.

  • 11:40 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Police lathicharge in Baharampur 

    Police resorted to lathicharge in order to disperse the crowd at Salar Talitpur area under Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency after polling-related violence was reported from the area.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 11:27 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Poll violence continues in Bolpur, Asansol

    Massive clashes were reported between BJP and TMC workers at booth no. 217 in Nanoor, part of the Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency. Reportedly, an Aaj Tak reporter, Manogya Lohiwal was allegedly beaten up by TMC men in Asansol.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 11:25 (IST)

    Odisha election voting latest update

    BJD candidate from Baripada Vidhan Sabha seat Sarojini Hembram casts vote

    Rajya Sabha Member and BJD candidate from Baripada Assembly constituency Sarojini Hembram cast vote at booth number-34 in the Mayurbhanj LS segment.

    Image courtesy: Bibhuti Mohapatro

  • 11:20 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Voters not allowed to vote in Baharampur 

    Around 400 voters were not allowed to enter polling booth in Mirzapur's Benldanga Thana, part of the Baharampur Lok Sabha constituency. Reportedly, unidentified men stopped them from entering the booth and casting vote. There were also reports that a number of them were attacked on Sunday night while a few houses in the village were vandalised. Though police has denied naming any political party, locals claimed it was due to a clash between Congress and TMC workers.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 10:55 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    Showcause notice issued against Birbhum BJP candidate for using phone inside booth

    Election Commission issues showcause notice to  BJP’s Birbhum candidate Dudhkumar Mondal for using a phone inside the polling booth.

    Input by A Ghose

  • 10:51 (IST)

    West Bengal election voting latest updates

    TMC workers capture booth in Birbhum 

    The Rampurhat Dakhalbari booth which is a part of the Birbhum Lok Sabha constituency was allegedly captured by TMC goons. No one was allowed to enter for two hours as TMC men remained inside the booth. Locals and a BJP polling agent reached out to the police. However, IC Abu Salem of Rampurhat police station only came after TMC men had left the booth.


    Input by A Ghose​

East states Lok Sabha Election voting Updates: Amid clashes, 52.91 percent polling was reported in West Bengal till 3 pm. In Odisha, the polling percentage was 35.79 percent.

The TMC cadres in Mangalkot's Majigram area, under the Bolpur Lok Sabha constituency, were accused smelling voters' fingers to know which party did they cast their vote for as party workers had put two different ittars (perfume) on the EVM machine to illegally identify the voting choice of people. The TMC workers were also accused of physically abusing people who apparently didn't vote for their party. The polling observer was informed about the incident.

In another instance, TMC polling agents were caught casting votes and influencing voters inside booth at Khanji QA Azim High School under the Ketugram Police Station of Bardhaman Purba constituency. Central forces were deployed but despite their deployment, the workers were caught casting proxy votes.

By noon, West Bengal had recorded 35.10 percent polling, whereas Odisha registered 19.67 percent voter turnout.

A violent clash was reported among the villagers and some party supporters at booth no-209 at Sukarpada in the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency. As soon as sitting MP Baijayant Panda who is now contesting on a BJP ticket arrived at the polling booth, many villagers questioned him for his absence in the area as an MP for 10 years. A scuffle soon broke out between Panda supporters and BJD supporters.

In West Bengal, a bomb exploded near a booth at Haldapara Madda under the Beharmpur Lok Sabha constituency even as poll violence continued in various parts of the state.

BJP MP Babul Supriyo alleged that the Trinamool Congress is trying to influence voters and have stationed their people at booth numbers 171, 199, 223 and 224 in Jamuria constituency.

Meanwhile, police resorted to lathicharge in order to disperse the crowd at Salar Talitpur area under Beharampur Lok Sabha constituency after polling-related violence was reported from the area.

BJP's BaijayantPanda visited booths in Kendrapara amid reports of rigging. He alleged that authorities have received around 14-15 complaints of disturbance and attempts of booth rigging at various polling stations in Odisha.

Meanwhile, a delegation of top BJP leaders from Delhi including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Vijay Goel and Anil Baluni will meet Election Commission on Monday over the issue of poll-related violence during phase four voting in West Bengal as fresh clashes broke out between TMC and BJP workers in Asansol.

By 10 am, West Bengal had recorded 16.89 percent polling despite repeated instances of violence being reported from various regions. Whereas, Odisha saw 8.34 percent voter turnout in phase four of Lok Sabha election 2019.

BJP candidate from West Bengal's Asansol Babul Supriyo has said that he will ensure that central forces reach all polling stations in the constituency as reports come in of violence in the region with voters boycotting voting over fears of security. Supriyo's car was vandalised after he was leaving post talking to reporters alleging threats by TMC workers.

Meanwhile, BJP has claimed that TMC workers are allegedly disturbing the polling process at booth number 34-37, which are part of the Krishnanagar LS constituency. No security personnel are present at the polling stations despite fight breaking out between BJP, TMC cadre.

A Crude bomb was found near a polling booth in West Bengal's Nadia's Shantipur, part of Ranaghat parliamentary constituency. Central forces have beefed up security and a bomb disposal squad is at the site. Meanwhile, clashes have been reported between BJP and TMC workers in Krishnanagar.

On the other hand, voters in Jemua Bhadubala Bidyapith​, part of the Bardhaman–Durgapur (Lok Sabha constituency) have also boycotted polls over the non-deployment of central forces.

The BJP has alleged that several booths have been hijacked by TMC cadres in West Bengal's Chapra under the Nadia district. Fresh clashes have also been reported between BJP and TMC workers in the region.

Meanwhile, voting is yet to begin at booth number 286/184 and 286/185 in Bolpur after a glitch in EVM was detected, ANI reported.

In Odisha's Balasore Lok Sabha seat, the BJP has pitted its firebrand leader Pratap Sarangi against sitting BJD MP Rabindra Jena. The Congress has fielded OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik's son Nabajyoti Patnaik in Balasore.

Nine states will go for polling in the fourth phase of the 2019 general election to elect representatives on 72 parliamentary constituencies on Monday, 29 April.

States which are voting in the phase four are – Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir. The electorate in Odisha will also vote in the Legislative Assembly election in the Assembly constituencies that fall under the respective parliamentary constituencies.

In West Bengal, eight constituencies –  Baharampur, Krishnanagar, Ranaghat (SC), Bardhaman East (SC), Bardhaman-Durgapur, Asansol, Bolpur (SC), Birbhum will vote. While in Odisha, six seats –  Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur are voting.

An electorate of 1,34,56,491 in eight West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies will decide the fate of 68 candidates in the fray. All the eight seats will see a four-cornered contest between the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the BJP, the Congress and the Left Front.

The campaign for the eight parliamentary seats that came to an end on Saturday evening, saw roadshows and poll meetings by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

The TMC has fielded Apurba Sarkar (David) against the Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in the Baharampur seat. The Left Front constituent RSP has nominated Id Mohammad, while the BJP has named Krishna Joyardar.

In Krishnagar, the TMC has fielded Mahua Moitra against BJP's Kalyan Chaubey, a footballer. The Congress has nominated Intaj Ali Shah and the CPM Shantanu Jha.

Ranaghat (SC) will see TMC's Rupali Biswas locking horns with BJP's Jagannath Sarkar. Congress has nominated Minati Biswas and the CPM Rama Biswas.

In the Burdwan East (SC) seat, TMC's Sunil Kumar Mondal will contest against Paresh Chandra Das of the BJP. The Congress has fielded Siddhartha Majumdar and the CPM Iswar Chandra Das.

Mamtaz Sanghamita is the TMC candidate from the Burdwan-Durgapur seat against BJP's SS Ahluwalia. The Congress has nominated Ranajit Mukherjee and the CPM named Abhas Ray Chaudhuri.

In Asansol, Union minister and BJP sitting MP Babul Supriyo will contest against TMC's celebrity candidate Moon Moon Sen. The CPM has nominated Gouranga Chatterjee and the Congress Biswarup Mondal for the seat.

In the Bolpur (SC) seat, TMC's Asit Kumar Mal will contest against Ramprasad Das of the BJP. The CPM has fielded Ramchandra Dome and the Congress, Abhijit Saha.

Celebrity candidate Satabdi Roy is the TMC name from the Birbhum seat against BJP's Dudh Kumar Mondal. The Congress has nominated Imam Hossain and the CPM named Rezaul Karim for the seat.

Arrangements are in place to ensure free and fair voting in over 10,000 booths in the fourth phase of polls for six Lok Sabha and 41 Assembly seats in Odisha, a senior poll official said.

This will be the final phase of polling in Odisha, except for Patkura Assembly seat, where voting is scheduled to be held on 19 May following the death of the BJD candidate.

Over 95.14 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 10,792 booths to decide the fate of 388 candidates in the fourth phase. Of the 95,14,883 lakh electorate, 46,05,694 are women and 615 belong to the third gender.

The fourth phase polling will decide the electoral fate of 388 candidates – 52 in six Lok Sabha seats and 336 in 41 Assembly constituencies.

Prominent candidates in the fourth phase are BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda, who is seeking re-election from Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat and BJP's Pratap Sarangi from Balasore Lok Sabha constituency. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), has fielded actor-turned Rajya Sabha MP Anubhav Mohanty against Baijayant Panda.

In Balasore Lok Sabha seat, the BJP has pitted its firebrand leader Pratap Sarangi against sitting BJD MP Rabindra Jena. The Congress has fielded OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik's son Nabajyoti Patnaik in Balasore.

Apart from several state ministers, OPCC chief Niranjan Patnaik is also in the race. He is contesting from Bhandaripokhari Assembly seat.

While the first and second phase polls were held on 11 April and 18 April respectively, the third phase was held on 23 April. The counting of votes will take place on 23 May.

Your guide to the latest seat tally, live updates, analysis and list of winners for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on firstpost.com/elections. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram or like our Instagram or like our Facebook page for updates from all 542 constituencies on counting day of the general elections.

Updated Date: Apr 29, 2019 19:14:48 IST