FIR Filed Against Tarun Go­goi for Vi­o­lat­ing Code

Turnout in As­sam 82% 79% Vot­ing in Ben­gal

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

^Pro­vi­sional; * Cor­re­spond­ing Seats; Phase 1/1(A); **Lok Sabha Cor­re­spond­ing Seg­ments Guwa­hati | New Delhi: The re­turningof­fi­cerof Kam­rupMetropoli­tan­has filed a first in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­port against As­sam chief min­is­ter Tarun Go­goi for al­leged vi­o­la­tion of model code of con­duct. The mea­sure came af­ter the CM at a news con­fer­ence in Guwa­hati on Mon­day morn­ing ac­cused the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of bias. The case has been filed un­der Sec­tion 126 of Rep­re­sen­ta­tion of Peo­ple Act,with­ECsay­ing­suchanews­con­fer­ence was not al­lowed when polling was on. The sec­tion car­ries a two-year jail term, or penalty, or both.

Ac­cord­ing to the As­sam EC, over 82% in 61 con­stituen­cies voted till 5 pm. The first phase of polling in 65 assem­bly seats on April 4 had also recorded close to 80% polling. The high turnout has boosted the con­fi­dence of the Op­po­si­tion al­liance led by the BJP. The party’s state unit pres­i­dent Sar­bananda Sonowal said it in­di­cated that change is im­mi­nent in As­sam.

In West Ben­gal, an es­ti­mated 79.51% polling was recorded in West Ben­gal, EC sources said in Delhi. Spo­radic in­ci­dents of vi­o­lence were re­ported from polling booths in Ja­muria con­stituen­cy­inBur­d­wan.ACPMa­gent was in­jured af­ter he was al­legedly beaten up by Tri­namool work­ers and pre­vented from en­ter­ing a polling booth, though TMC de­nied the al­le­ga­tion.

BEN­GAL VI­O­LENCE

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