Hooghly (West Bengal): A clash broke out between the workers of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the Arambag area of West Bengal’s Hooghly, where the fifth phase of the assembly elections is currently underway.
One CPI (M) worker is said to be injured in the incident, although the extent of his injury and his present state is yet to be ascertained.
The fifth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections began this morning amid tight secutrity in 24 Parganas Dakshin, Hooghly and Kolkata Dakshin districts. The polling is being held for 31 constituencies in 24 Parganas Dakshin, 18 in Hooghly and four in Kolkata Dakshin.
About 1.24 crore voters are expected to exercise their franchise to elect their representative from 349 candidates, including 43 women, at 14, 642 polling booths, including 1075 model booths and 390 ladies booths.
As many as 680 companies of central forces have been deployed in all the three poll-bound districts for smooth polling.